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Mahogany Empire Sewing Necessaire with Movement by Bordier

Auction:
2314
Lot:
407
Sold for:
$1,645$1,400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Mahogany Empire Sewing Necessaire with Movement by Bordier, the piano-form case with dummy boxwood keyboard and five spindle-turned ebony legs, the lid lifting to reveal fitted velvet-lined tray of Palais Royale mother-of-pearl sewing instruments, including four "snowflake" thread-winders, embroidery scissors with pierced dolphin handles and etched gold floral roundels, awl with handle formed as a clenched fist, bodkin-holder, two spool-holders, thimble, scent bottle and other items, the recessed interior containing two-air sectional-comb (teeth grouped in fours) cylinder movement by M. Bordier, No. 9013, wd. 12 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Scissors, Thimble