Sewing box

Object Number: 
1937.220a-h
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Leather, wood, silk, linen, paper, glass, metal
Dimensions: 
overall: 3 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 3 5/8 in.
Description: 
Dark brown sewing box with (b) removable lid; leather applied to wooden frame, two leather strap handles; the inside is lined with red moiré; there is a leather strap on the underside of the lid for storing sewing tools, and it contains (c) metal awl; the inside has two vertically cylindrical pincushions on either side of two pockets, one which holds (g) small mirror lined with red moiré and one which holds a piece of cardboard; (e) metal needle threader and (d) crochet hook inside box, along with (f) lace sampler, miscellaneous scraps of trim and paper lace patterns.
Gallery Label: 
The accession record indicates that this sewing box belonged to Mrs. John P. Schermerhorn, but it may likely have actually been the possession of Mrs. John Jones Schermerhorn, as no records can be found of a John P.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Provenance: 
WH-236
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group