Mother-of-Pearl Sewing Nécessaire

  • This French sewing nécessaire is comprised of panels of mother of pearl mounted in gilt bronze
  • The box opens to reveal an array of sewing tools crafted of mother-of-pearl and gilded silver
  • It is a masterful example of the luxury arts of the Palais Royal
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Item No. 31-2483

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This captivating Palais Royal sewing nécessaire is crafted of engraved mother of pearl mounted in rich doré bronze. The hinged box contains a removable tray lined with velvet that holds an assortment of exquisitely decorated mother-of-pearl and gilt sewing tools in fitted niches, including scissors, a thimble, an awl, a crochet hook, a needle case and two spoked bobbins. Combined with the exterior's intricate bronze work, this lovely yet practical nécessaire exemplifies the best of Palais Royal artistry and elegance.

Circa 1825 with later thimble

6 5/8" wide x 4 7/8" deep x 4 1/4" high
Mother-of-Pearl Sewing Nécessaire
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Compacts/Nécessaires
Depth: 4.88 Inches
Width: 6.63 Inches
Height: 4.25 Inches

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