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Antique Miniature Doll's Purse Sewing Etui & Tools * Circa 1880 For Sale
Miniature Doll's Purse Sewing Etui
* Circa 1880
miniature antique etui is in the shape
of a little purse and is fitted inside with tiny sewing tools for a
lucky little girl's doll. It is made of leather with brass fittings,
closure and chain (all original). The
fitted top on one side holds a miniature bodkin and needle case (made
of bone*) and a silver thimble and brass scissors. The other side of
the top has a built in mirror. Inside are more sewing tools, a crochet
hook, a painted darner, a silver tape measure and a tomato pin
cushion. There are also several little cards with the name "Minnie"
hand written on them (a doll's calling cards?).
The case is
condition and closes well with a flip down clasp. It measures almost 2"
was once in the collection of Diane Pelham Burn and this is the piece
was photographed in the top plate on p. 37 of her excellent book Sew Precious, Children's
Needlework Tools & Dolls' Sewing Tools.
items are made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an
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On Mar-08-13 at 18:32:01 PST, seller added the following information: