The inside top lid is lined with silk and has the sellers name of Dreyfous located in Paris, London and New York. The highly decorative swag and floral gold gilt repousee tools are nestled into their velvet-lined recesses, which include needle case, scissors, thimble, ribbon threader, crochet hook and stiletto. The needle case has three indistinguishable maker marks. The tools are all original and sound. History: The English perfected the art of papier mâché in the mid-1700s. This explains the Oriental influence of decoration; i. “Chinoiserie” – all the rage at that time. The bottom has age cracks that do not go all the way through and a couple of chips. Small wear chips near the push button and the top is slightly warped but still closes with no problems. The silk hinge inside is starting to shred. 5 ½ x 4 x ¾. If you would like to track or insure your package extra charges will apply. All non paying buyers are then permanently blocked from all our future auctions. The item “French 19th Century Papier Mâché Hand Painted Sewing Case with Gold Gilt Tools” is in sale since Thursday, August 20, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Other Antique Sewing”. The seller is “faded-visions” and is located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: original