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1872/18: A good mid-19th century Mother of Pearl SEWING BOX in splendid original condition. The entire box, with its canted gabled top and silvered cartouche, is veneered in mother-of-pearl, opening to reveal the fully fitted interior. The contents include: set of 6 MOP cotton reels, complete with original cotton; set of 6 MOP winders; Tape Measure; Needle Cleaner; pair of silver thimbles and a central pad of MOP handled tools including scissors. Within the lid is a 'wallet' (for patterns etc., and it complete with its original working key. 11 x 8.5 x 5ins. c.1860

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1571/17: A good quality late 19th century SEWING BOX with a particularly fine and complete collection of beautiful sewing equipment. The box is of coromandel wood, bound with steel strapwork, and the lid opens to reveal a fine display of tools and implements all made of Mother-of-pearl. These include: set of 4 cotton-reels; tape measure; needle cleaner; pair of engraved MOP needle cases and pin cushions; set of 4 MOP winders; MOP thimble; scissors; penknife; wonderful ruler and a number of other items. Slight spotting to the 'royal' purple silk lining, but perfect in every other aspect. 11ins x 8 x 4.5ins. (28 x 20 x 11.5cms) c.1865

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