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Sewing Case

1986.260 (RS24777)

Description

Three-tiered w/ string inlaid corner posts and turned ivory finials. Top tier lid lifts to reveal spool holders. Two drawers below, raised on ball feet. Top tier sides pierced w/ holes, some holes outlined w/ ivory grommets. An embroidery frame w/ ivory ball pull slides out over second drawer.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1850
Inscriptions
Stamp and inscription on underside: Stamp: ""Manufactured/By/M. Wat---- /Andover, Conn."" Inscribed in ink: ""Miss King (?)""
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
CASE, SEWING
Empire
Empire (style)
Inlaid
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
sewing boxes
Vegetable Ivory
Dimensions
9 x 8.75 x 6.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.260
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50764

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