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Needle Case

1986.14 (RS25264)

Description

Finial-like needle case, with a bulbous top carved with a leaf and star pattern on a pierced and ribbed body. It has a scalloped foot and each section is threaded to screw into each other.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Location of origin
Europe
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
foliation (pattern)
ivory (tooth component)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
palm fiber
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
CASE, NEEDLE
Evening Star
foliation (pattern)
ivory (tooth component)
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
needle cases
palm fiber
stars
Vegetable Ivory
Dimensions
3 x 1.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.14
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50588

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Evening Star

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