A thrill of c.1850-70 ivory sewing tools remain in the inner tray, including silk winders and knitting needles, needle case, ribbon-stringing or netting tools, button hooks, stiletto, and steel scissors.The original working key still fitted in the lock, a crimson tassel attached.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The beautifully shaped large sewing box is made of wood and is covered in fine old leather. Gold embossed, you'll note it is in very good condition overall, with a slight looseness look at certain angles of light on the top panel. Measurements noted on the photos.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world. We do hold a USDFW import/export license, as well.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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