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19th C Theorem Painted Sewing Case

19th C Theorem Painted Sewing Case
19th C Theorem Painted Sewing Case
19th C Theorem Painted Sewing Case
19th C Theorem Painted Sewing Case

This is a simply wonderful piece I found recently. From the exterior it appears to be a finely crafted plaid silk needle case, but upon opening you are pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful theorem painted rose on cream velvet!

Measuring 3 ¼ inches long by 2 ½ inches wide by 1 inch deep, it is entirely and meticulously hand-sewn. In excellent condition, the brown, black and mustard plaid silk is nice and supple with no cracks, rips, holes or tears. The interior cover of the needle book, as well as the edge of the pin cushion, is done in a pink silk damask. There are two small woolen “needle pages” attached to the interior front cover. There is a draw string bag attached to the back that would have held bits of thread, and it still retains its original and finely tooled brass closure clasp.

All in all, this is a very special piece. While I can’t say with absolute certainty, I do believe that this may be a Shaker piece based on the quality of the needlework and artistry involved as well as the color and type of silk used to construct the piece. It dates to the first half of the 19th C and was found in New England.

It is truly a wonderful item to add to a collection of early sewing items.

Price: SOLD

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Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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