C18 Chatelaine Equipage Etui Mandolin Violin Music Thimble Case Sewing 1750s For Sale
This is for afabulous original 18th centurygilded chatelaine equipage in superb condition. It dates to the mid 1700s and is very ornate. The clip is embossed with a lady playing the mandolin with a violin, drums, trumpets and horns oneither side. There are two smiling faces at the base which look like theatre masks and a similar mask above the lady. The clip has four rows of chains which hold two appendages and a further central clip. Each appendage hasa lidded box which opens with the aid of the button on the front and these are matching in design.They would have held a thimble and other sewing bits I guess. The central clip is hinged and has a screw that when unscrewed opens the link to enable you to suspend an etui from it.It is a fabulous piece that displays beautifully and is totally original. It is in perfectA1 excellent condition with no damage to it anywhere and each box has a tight snappy lid with undamaged hinges.It measures 110mm (4.25") long, the clip front is 33mm (1.25") across by 38mm (1.3") tallandeach box is 35mm (1.3") tall. Please check out all the other antique sewing tools, scissors, smoking and writing implements, scientific and optical instruments, art deco and art nouveau items and all the other vintage ladies and gentlemans accessories we are selling on this week. We will always combine items together to reduce postage costs.
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C18 Chatelaine Equipage Etui Mandolin Violin Music Thimble Case Sewing 1750s: $327