10-28-2007 10-28-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
October 28, 2007 10:00 AMCalender

Musical Sewing Necessaire

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2383 Location: Bolton Date / Time: October 28, 2007 10:00AM


Musical Sewing Necessaire, with fitted pink silk, velvet and metal-thread interior containing gilt-metal needle-holder, scissors, awl, thimble, and pair of star-spangled scent bottles, two-air cylinder movement, and mirrored lid simulating a proscenium with curtains, in brass-banded ebony veneered case with lid escutcheon engraved SF, wd. 9 3/4 in., (missing stiletto).
See color plate p.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


metal-thread interior containing gilt-metal needle-holder