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Sewing box

Object Number: 
1971.9
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Wood, mahogany, mother-of-pearl, glass, metal, textile, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 9 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. ( 8.3 x 23.8 x 16.2 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wood sewing box decorated with inlaid pattern composed of abalone and brass on veneered lid (hinged); interior with scalloped mirror inside lid and with pincushions, thimble, scissors, needle case, and nail pick laid out on removable tray trimmed with paper, fabric, and other trimmings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group