An early 19th century tortoiseshell sewing box

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Lot 808
An early 19th century tortoiseshell sewing box

Sold for £ 1,821 (US$ 2,510) inc. premium
An early 19th century tortoiseshell sewing box
Of rectangular form, edged in ivory with gilt escutcheon and thumbpiece, the interior with a cream velvet fitted tray containing a circular mother-of-pearl box, a pair of mother-of-pearl star shaped winders in circular mirror compartments, a folding knife with mother-of-pearl handle, a gold thimble with shield cartouche, a pair of steel scissors with floral decorated handles and engraved oval loops, a gold oval section needlecase and two gold bodkins, one in the form of an arrow box, 19.2 x 12.5 x 5cm.

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An early 19th century tortoiseshell sewing box
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