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Needle case and sharpener

Object Number: 
1937.215
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Silk, wool
Dimensions: 
overall (rolled): 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 13.3 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm ) overall (unrolled): 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 in. ( 13.
Description: 
Copper-colored silk brocade needle case lined with wool felt; a strip of cloth rolls around a bolster that serves as a pincushion; a purple strawberry-shaped emery pincushion is sewn to one end of the case.
Gallery Label: 
A note found with the needle case says that it was made by Martha Dorothy Husbands Smith, but the accession record says it was owned by Mrs. Jonathon Dayton Williamson.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group