A 'palais royal' sewing necessaire with three-colour gold implements and singing bird, Frères Rochat, Geneva, circa 1820
Thimble and sewing accessory holder: Carved ivory standing Russian figure, bearing French gold tools, Unknown origin. Early 19th century.
Vintage silver sewing set
I'm not a fan of gold, but this is a beautiful piece. It was made around the time of Jane Austen. Perhaps the ladies of Mansfield Park had a similar one. But not Fanny Price. Mrs. Norris wouldn't have permitted it. Theriault's Auctions
Early 20th century French silver sewing kit
J.&P. Coats Boilfast thread spool cabinet. This old cabinet once sat on an old store counter full of wood spools of thread. The cabinet is all original and in good used condition. It is 19" X 17" and is 6 1/2" tall. It is made of steel with a marbleized litho finish and gold and black display lettering. Two of the drawers are glass front, so the customer could see the product. The center drawer has a long gold painted name plate sign. All three drawers have steel trays built in to hold…
vintage sewing kit. Why aren't things made with the care and quality of long ago!?
By Regency period work / sewing tables were invariably designed with end-supports, a pleated silk bag and a stretcher below. Early in this period it might have a simple line inlaid into the veneer but after 1810 inlay became more complex and imitated French Buhl-Work as here. English, Circa 1810