FRENCH GILDED BRASS, BRONZE, AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL FIGURAL SEWING NEEDLEWORKING ETUI / TOOL HOLDER

Item/Auction Attributes

Fourth quarter 19th century.
Very good overall condition with expected wear, each half of mother-of-pearl with two u-form cracks off the rims, shaft with some minor denting to upper portion. Lacking tools and marble base.
4 5/8" HOA.
Provenance: The Mildred Jarvis Collection, Kennesaw, GA. Purchased from Lillian's Antiques, Charlton, MA, 1990s.
$150.00
$250.00
Literature: Parallels Rogers - An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools, p. 51, plate 24 right.