Sewing kit w/needles & scissors

Object Number: 
INV.11409
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Leather, silk, wool, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall (rolled): 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 in. (7 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm) Overall (unrolled): 13 x 3 5/8 x 3/4 in. (33 x 9.2 x 1.9 cm)
Marks: 
handwritten: middle of note pad, front compartment, in pencil: "One of the many / gifts of a highly / valued Friend"
Description: 
Red leather roll-up sewing case resembling an envelope bag, the top flap is scalloped, trimmed with metal edging, and has a metal clasp closing device; when unrolled, the case consists of a three-compartment case lined with green silk, the rear two pouches having accordioned sides, the front having a tabbed flap that tucks into a horizontal strap for closure; opened, there is a bodkin holder underneath the tabbed flap, and this section contains a wool felt sewing book with sewing needles, a note pad with both paper and cardboard leaves, and a place for objects to slide into silk ribbon compartments, secured with stitching to the ground and containing a pair of scissors, covered with two side flaps that fold inward.
Gallery Label: 
This case belonged to Augusta Temple Winthrop (Mrs. J. Smythe Rogers), the mother of Frances M. Rogers (Mrs. William W. Parker).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group