Gold and Agate Sewing Nécessaire

  • This sewing nécessaire is a work of intricate French artistry
  • The case is crafted of agate and Rococo gold mounts
  • The delicate box contains a penknife, pencil, scissors, slip, bodkin and tweezers
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Item No. 31-3816

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A stunning specimen of agate distinguishes this diminutive French sewing nécessaire. The segments of beautiful hard stone are perfectly complemented by Rococo gold accents, making it more an objet d’art than simply a sewing case. Inside, instruments including a penknife, pencil, scissors, slip, bodkin and tweezers are nestled within the fitted interior. A work of art inside and out, this exquisite nécessaire is a wonderful collector’s piece.

Circa 1760

3 5/8" length x 1 1/4" wide x 5/8" high 
Gold and Agate Sewing Nécessaire
Period: 18th Century
Origin: France
Type: Compacts/Nécessaires
Depth: 3.63 Inches
Width: 1.25 Inches
Height: 0.63 Inches

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