Antique Miniature Doll's Sewing Etui * French * Circa 1860 For Sale
Miniature Doll's Sewing Etui
* Circa 1860
miniature antique etui is in a wedge shaped gold embossed leatherette
case and is fitted
inside with tiny tools for a
lucky little girl's doll. It is lined in the original silk and velvet
and the little carved tools are all original. Included are a needle
case, bodkin, stiletto, thimble and gilded scissors. The tools are all
condition with no damage. The needle case opens and the scissors open
The case is
also in nice
condition and closes well with a flip up brass clasp. The embossed
paper that it's covered with has separated at the back but is intact
inside so the top is still attached. It would be easy to reinforce at
the back with black tape or paper. It measures 1
1 3/8" wide (at the widest point).It
was once in the collection of Diane Pelham Burn and this is the piece
was photographed for the top plate (left) on p. 40 of her book Sew Precious, Children's
Needlework Tools & Dolls' Sewing Tools.
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Antique Miniature Doll's Sewing Etui * French * Circa 1860: $1,285