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Antique Natural Shell Ladies Companion Sewing Set W/ Sterling Silver Tools*c1850 For Sale

Antique Natural Shell Ladies Companion Sewing Set W/ Sterling Silver Tools*c1850

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Antique Ladies Companion Needlework/Sewing Set

English * Circa 1850

This beautiful etui is made of wood that's been covered with panels of natural shell. The fitted interior contains a matching set of ornate English sterling tools. Included are a silver thimble, tape measure, propelling pencil, penknife, stiletto, bodkin and scissors. All test sterling silver but were made before English silversmiths were required to mark small silver items. The stiletto has a mother of pearl shank and the scissors have steel blades. A leather fold-open needle book, a mirror (silvering flaking) and a note board to write on all have their own compartments.

The scalloped rim thimble has a wide band with applied decoration and wrigglework engraving. It's in nice condition, in round with with no holes or repairs. It's about an American size 8 (15 mm diameter opening). The little tape measure has a purple silk tape (36 inches long & original). It is missing the first 1/2". The scissors have tight blades, sharp points and cut pretty well. The penknife has a sharp steel blade and closes with a snap. The blade is stamped with the maker's name, Unwin & Rodgers, in business from 1828-1867. The pencil works well (twists out the lead) and the bodkin is in the form of a fish. The silver on the tools is in excellent condition with no dents or other damage.

The interior is lined with the original red paper & silk velvet. The leather below the top is gold stamped with the maker or retailer's name, B. B. Wells at 431 Strand in London. The only damage to the exterior is a small chip at the top edge and two chips on the bottom. The top has some fading from the sun and is mounted with a gold shield cartouche (not engraved). It's 4 3/8" tall, 2 1/8" wide & 2 3/8" deep. A shell lady's companion isshown on p. 126 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries.The postage shown includes Registered shipping for non US addresses and insured shipping within the US.If you have any questions about this item, please email me at cmmeacham on AOL.


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