Rare Sewing Etui
The sewing etui is in the shape of a doll's
purse and has sewing tools attached to the lid underneath and inside the
purse. These include the scissors (open and close), an ivory stiletto, an
ivory needle case, spools of thread, a mirror that tucks into a separate
compartment in the purse and some tiny straight pins. The purse has lavender
silk and leather on all sides and the top. It has two leather handles.
(Note: The tab on the front is missing that goes down over the metal latch).
These items are very prized in a miniature sewing collection. This would be
a wonderful accessory on a table next to a doll or on the floor amongst
other sewing items.
Measurements: 1-1/4"h. x 2"w.
Circa: 19th Century
Next to the sewing etui, is a French card
with sewing implements sewn on it. There is an ivory thimble, an ivory
needle case, a stiletto, and a pair of scissors that open and close. A
wonderful accessory for the sewing room or to add to sewing items on the
floor of a room. There are two pair of gilded sewing scissors; - one is very
finely made and has the form of a rabbit and the other has a slightly
heavier form - both open and close .
Measurements: Rabbit scissors- 1-1/2" long,
the others are 1-1/2"- The French card with implements-The two
larger implements measure 1"
Price: Rabbit scissors - $125
Other scissors - $25
The sewing card with implements -