It is extremely rare to find an original 18th century sewing etui in this MUSEUM worthy condition. This rare, nearly pristine very early 19th century example has been safely stored and cherished over the centuries. This circa 1800 to 1810 example is sumptuously decadent, looking almost like a luxury chocolate confection - it will be the showpiece of your sewing or needlecase collection.
REF: Similar pocketbook at the MFA Museum, Boston ACCESSION NUMBER 56.1143
This is an exquisite 100% ORIGINAL silk satin hussif/sewing roll from the 1800 to 1810 period. The silk satin is of a most deliciously rich conker brown which is expertly hand quilted in cream chain/tambour stitch to form small diamond patterns that give the effect of quilting. This folding case is very neatly made with the smallest, neatest stitches that you would absolutely expect from a piece dating to this period. One opens the envelope style flap and unfolds three times to reveal 6 individual holders for storing your complete lengths of 9 inch silk skein (Four original skeins still remaining. The left side inside flap of plain brown silk satin has a gorgeous seaweed design edge border and is actually a little silk lined compartment for holding perhaps notes/bills. Tucked inside is the original ribbon tie that the maker changed her mind over, and did not attach it. At the opposite end we find two plain satin vellum lined flaps which open to reveal a multi needle holder formed from three leaves of wool flannel cloth. Lift the needle holder to reveal five individual compartments for storing your sewing tools. The steel ear wax spoon and bodkin are original, the scissors, mop stiletto and matching folding knife are later Victorian replacements.
Measuring pocketbook closed 4 1/8 inch (11 cm) wide by 3 inch (8 cm) tall. When fully opened 14 1/4 inch long (36 cm)
Condition - This genuine George III Hussif is offered in truly wonderful condition. Very minor discoloration to the silk at the spine areas. Some minor silk perishing to the cream plain woven silk lining of the interior pocket. A couple of old marks to the vellum lined inner silk flaps.
This is a rare and a truly beautiful example that anyone would be thrilled to own. It feels absolutely wonderful to the touch
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Antique 19th Century Sewing Companion, Sewing Roll Hussif Museum Worthy Georgian Satin Quilted Skein Holder Circa 1810
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