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A gold stamped dark reddish-brown leather sewing case made to resemble a book binding and labelled, "POEMS", compartment inside and containing a needle case with many needles, a pair of embroidery scissors, a mother-of-pearl stiletto, a cylindrical carved ivory needle case, ivory pen knife,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

English, 19th century

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9.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm (3 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather gold stamped, silk velvet lining, ivory carved, metal, paper, and silk thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts