Antique Miniature French Doll's Sewing Etui * Complete & Original * Circa 1880 For Sale
Miniature Doll's Sewing Etui
* Circa 1880
miniature antique etui is in a leather covered oval case and is fitted
inside with tiny sewing tools for a
lucky little girl's doll. It is lined in the original silk &
w/ chenille trim. The
fitted tray holds a miniature bone* bodkin, needle case, stiletto, and
thimble as well as steel scissors. The tools are all in excellent
condition with no damage and the tiny needle case (7/8" long) actually
opens and would hold needles, if there were any that small. The little
scissors (also 7/8" long) are high quality steel and cut quite well.
The case is
condition and closes well with a flip up brass clasp. It measures 1
1 1/4" wide.It
was once in the collection of Diane Pelham Burn and this is the piece
was photographed in the top plate on p. 40 of her 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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Antique Miniature French Doll's Sewing Etui * Complete & Original * Circa 1880: $899