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Victorian Ladies' Companion Book Form Sewing Etui, Circa 1850
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Beautiful antique English sewing etui containing antique sewing paraphernalia and a perfume bottle. In the shape of a small book titled "Lady's Companion", the box is brown leather with gold gilt embossing and is lined with red velvet and paper. There is a small lift-out compartment that once held thread, small bobbins. etc. A cardboard with notes has written in graphite the date "December 26, 1852". A great addition to any collection of antique sewing tools! In very good antique condition, it measures 4.25 inches high, 3" across, 1.75" deep.