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Musical Sewing Necessaire

Auction:
2345
Lot:
547A
Sold for:
$529$450

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Musical Sewing Necessaire, with fitted tray containing cut-glass scent bottle and Palais Royale scissors with fretwork swan grips (one broken), bodkin, snowflake winder, thimble and quiver-form needle case in mother-of-pearl with gilt highlights, in satinwood sarcophagus case with brass handle, cut-steel mounts of Gothic design, and mirrored velvet-lined interior housing two-air cylinder movement by J.G.M. & Co., wd. 7 1/4 in., (lacking key-escutcheon and back foot).
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

J.G.M. & Co., cut-steel mounts, J.G.M. & Co, Escutcheon, Fretwork, Quiver, Scissors, Thimble