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Antique Tortoiseshell Necessaire Etui

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Category
Height
3.5 cm (1 1/2")
Width
13 cm (5")
Depth
7 cm (2 3/4")
Tortoiseshell and Brass necessaire / etuiwith push button clasp and velvet lined interior containing gilt sewing tools.

Provenance:

' Items from an extensive collection built up over the last 30 years by a serious collector of interesting and important boxes and other unusual sewing tools. This represents a lifelong interest in the subject, and includes many interesting pieces.'

Quotes from the lovely passionate collector.

Each item were all purchased because they spoke to me - an instant buzz - a connection somehow with the box - and then the joy of finding the small contents which bring the boxes back to life - I have loved and cherished each and every one.
Height
3.5 cm (1 1/2")
Width
13 cm (5")
Depth
7 cm (2 3/4")
Year
c. 1825
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Brass, Velvet
Country
United Kingdom