SOLD! for $174.00.
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- Realized: $174.00
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A green velvet covered serpentine shaped sewing box with silver mounts and handle and tufted fuscia silk lining, containing 22 ivory sewing implements and a red fabric pincushion. Sewing notions include 5 threaders, 3 knitting needles, various hooks and bobbins, 1 shuttle, 1 ivory thimble, 1 thread dispenser, 1 stained and carved thread or thimble holder, 1 carved needlecase with finial (crack to lid), 1 ivory reel enclosed in a decorative painted case with thimble top, and 1 knife with ivory blade (some stains) and pierced, carved hollow handle for holding thread. Provenance: estate of Isabel Pesek, Ames, Iowa. Box purchased from Mrs. Brubaker of Iowa, whose husband was an army doctor in Europe in the early 1920s and is believed to have purchased this box in France. Ivory items probably Chinese, late 19th to early 20th century. Condition: Tarnish to silver mounts and wear to velvet on box. All ivory items inside are in good condition with minor shrinkage and/or discoloration from handling unless otherwise noted in item description. Retains key.