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Sewing case

Object Number: 
Z.1730a-e
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Leather, metal, paper, ivory, glass
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 7 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Red leather toy sewing case in the form of a handbag with red string handle, metal snap closure at the center of the flaps which meet at the top and both open outwards and fold down, the inside has a mirror on one side, there is a pair of metal scissors, an ivory bodkin and thimble secured in the leather loops of the other side, the case contains a toy book.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby, 1977
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group