Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Needle sharpener

Object Number: 
Z.1541.9
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Red silk needle sharpener in the form of a strawberry with yellow speckle "seeds"; has a metal cap that looks like the leafy top of a strawberry which has a loop with a red silk ribbon tied to it.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group