The outside of the case has the most beautiful smooth finish with rounded edges to faux IVORY , to open you press the brass button to the front which then reveals the most wonderful Silver Gilt Sewing Necessaire, you will see a pretty wonderfully shaped Gilt Needle case which has the most beautiful yet delicate engraved flowers and scrolls within panels to 6 sides and 2 smooth finished panels to both side this is a very unusual. Decagon shape, this is fined with reeded decoration to both the top and bottom which in turn ends with a stunning ornate finial to. Both ends, this also has a matching Silver Gilt Stitch Picker and again a Matching Pair of Silver Gilt Sewing Scissors , this also has a lace handle though the lace needle is missing and this is finished with a Silver Thimble, they are all fully hallmarked with French Marks but the Makers mark is a little rubbed, to the inside of the case they sit snugly inside , the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, This wonderful Mid Victorian French Necessaire would have once belonged to a wealthy Lady and used daily, this was in a time many years ago when things where so very different'.
The sewing kit is one of the few things every lady of the period would have in common, this one being a rather expensive one for an upper class lady. This has a timeless elegance and would add something very special to any collection, all of the pieces still have the beautiful rich gilt finish, the only piece which has lost some gilt is the thimble, though it still retains traces to the inside.
This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice... All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object.....
The item "BEAUTIFUL RARE FRENCH NAPOLEON III CASED ORNATE SILVER GILT SEWING NECESSAIRE" is in sale since Sunday, July 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.