Edwardian Leather Sewing/Jewellery Box
Every household in the 18th, 19th and 20th century would have a sewing basket. The more genteel lady would pass her time with embroidery and needlework, where as the lady from a lesser household would always be in need of sewing implements to make and repair her family’s clothes, on a regular basis.
This is a red leather box, velvet lined, and fitted with several sewing items. This group of sewing items consists of: steel scissors, buttonhook, 3 x manicure items, 3 silk bobbins and a tooled leather needle book. It has two lidded compartments for jewellery. The case has smart brass fittings.
The leather case has no splits or loss of stitching, there are some minor scuffs to the corners, but otherwise in nice condition. The interior has its original velvet and silk lining, with some minor fraying to the edge of the velvet at the hinge.
Dimensions: 9.5cm x 12cm x 5cm.
The scissors work well and there are no holes in the thimble, the large bobbins are in good unused condition, there are some faint marks to the needle packets. The mother of pearl pin cushion is in good condition.
Dimensions: scissors 11cm x 4cm