Sewing case

Object Number: 
1977.30a-w
Date: 
ca. 1818
Medium: 
Leather, metal, silk, paper, wool
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 2 5/8 x 4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 6.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Red leather roll-up sewing case with metal clasp fastener at the center of the front flap, the inside is lined with pink silk brocade; when unfolded, there are three sections: the top section has a single compartment with accordioned sides with a compartmentalized silk-lined card which is removable, containing a needle card with 15 needles inside; the center section has a removable notepad at the spine which is secured with a string that straps across the inside center of the notepad; the center section has a single compartment with accordioned sides, with silk loops on the outer surface which hold a pair of scissors and a bodkin; the bottom compartment unfolds from side to side and has three compartments which run in rows horizontally.
Gallery Label: 
This sewing case was brought from England by Charles Willoughby Dayton (born ca. 1789) around 1818. Dayton was married to Jean Raveau Child.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group