Miniature sewing box with implements

Object Number: 
1953.184
Date: 
ca. 1859
Medium: 
Mother-of-pearl, brass, textile, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
written: on piece of paper inside box: "A Merry Christmas/and Happy New Year/to my dear little/niece Susan/Aunt Lucy/1859."
Description: 
Miniature mother-of-pearl and brass sewing box lined with red textile and contains five sewing implements.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group