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Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f

Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f

Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f   Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f
UNUSUAL SMALL LEATHER EFFECT PORTABLE / TRAVEL? SEWING CASE / MINIATURE TRUNK WITH CARRYING HANDLES & ACCESSORIES INCLUDING TWEEZERS , SCISSORS, BUTTON HOOK, THIMBLE & BUTTONS - MAY BE OF SOME INTEREST TO COLLECTORS OF ETUIS / LADIES COMPANIONS / ANTIQUE SEWING ITEMS. The example in her book suggests that it is mid nineteenth century, but please view this example and make your own mind up. When closed, the case measures around 22cm wide, 7.7cm deep and 7.2cm high (approx - excluding handles).

Please note that I have not attempted to clean these items, instead leaving them in their'as found' condition. Please note ESPECIALLY the fraying where the handles join the case and the rusting / corrosion to the metal fixtures and fittings.

I have included a number of photos and these probably describe the item better than I can and form part of the description. Everyone has different considerations when purchasing items and if you need any further information, please feel free to contact me and I will try to help. Some of the images may have been enlarged to show detail, with the cotton reel and ruler not part of the listing, but there just to give an idea as to size. IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO CAPTURE THE TRUE COLOUR OF THIS PIECE IN THE PHOTOS. THE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN INSIDE, IN NATURAL LIGHT, HOWEVER, THE EXTERNAL COLOUR NOW PRESENTS AS MORE OF A DARK BROWN (RATHER THAN THE DARK MAROON COLOUR WHICH THE PHOTOS APPEAR TO SHOW), WITH THE INTERNAL TRIM HAVING A DARK PURPLE LOOK TO IT.

Please also be aware that colours will vary according to individual computer settings. Condition: This unusual item is in vintage / well used condition and as such, does have some surface covering loss, wear, knocks, discolouration, splits, scrapes, scuffs, scratches and pulls.

All of the metal fixtures and fittings have varying amounts of corrosion and rusting. For accuracy, some (or indeed all) of the accessories may not be original to the case, but they all came together and for that reason, I believe that they should stay together. There is NO KEY and the delicate catch is opened / closed by pushing down a small pin protruding from the lock. The tweezers have caused the top securing loop to split, there is no top to the needle case?

The scissors are loose, the thimble is rusty, as are some of the other needles etc. I will try to answer questions as soon as possible, but this will normally be in the evening. There are times where I may not be able to reply within 24 hours but I will reply well before the listing ends. Larger or heavier items will be sent by courier. I will not post to the Middle East, South America or Africa.

International items sent by courier will require a contact telephone number. Packing - I pack to ensure the item arrives with you undamaged. The item "SMALL LEATHER EFFECT TRAVEL SEWING CASE / MINIATURE TRUNK WITH ACCESSORIES A/F" is in sale since Saturday, June 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Sewing\Boxes & Baskets". The seller is "herbiehicks" and is located in Bridgwater, Somerset.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
  • Type: Sewing Sets/ Kits


Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f   Small Leather Effect Travel Sewing Case / Miniature Trunk With Accessories A/f