French 19th Century, Second Phase of Neoclassicism, Nécessaire de Couture/ Sewing Case

(France, 19th Century)

French 19th Century, Second Phase of Neoclassicism, Nécessaire de Couture/ Sewing Case
164 Windy Row
Peterborough, NH, 03458
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French 19th Century, Second Phase of Neoclassicism, Nécessaire de Couture/ Sewing Case

French, c.1800 – 1830, flat sewing case made from wood covered in very thin blue leather with a thin gold embossed decorative line with a catch and push button for opening/closing. Inside reveals an arrangement of the interior fittings and tools: scissors, bodkin with ear scoop, needlecase, stiletto and thimble laying among blue velvet. All are original and in mint condition, the blades on the scissors are steel as well on the stiletto point, typical, with no corrosion. The tools are sterling silver with makers on the needlecase in an Empire style so typical of the period and French design. The top inside interior is lined with white silk with the Name: Alagerbedor, 86 Rue de Rivoli, Paris. This is the person who sold the case not the maker.

WIDTH: 3 in | DEPTH: in

Origin France
Category Collectibles
Circa1800 - 1830
Period 19th Century
Style Neoclassical
ConditionExcellent

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CONDITION: Slight tarnish to the sewing tools, the silk hinge/catch is splitting and there is rub to the outside edges/corners.

THB REF: 4186371327

Commentary

"Note: Identical examples can be found in the book “An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools” by Gay Ann Rogers, page 47.
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