Sewing Case

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1825-1850

GUSN

GUSN-50764

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

Descriptive Terms

sewing boxes
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
mahogany (wood)
Empire (style)
Mahogany
Vegetable Ivory
Inlaid
Empire
CASE, SEWING

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9 x 8.75 x 6.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.260

Places

Connecticut (United States)