Group of Needlework and Household Accessories, 18th and 19th century, six folding or roll-up type needlework accessory/pincushion cases, four with leather exterior, two with wool and silk fabrics; a canvaswork pincushion stitched in a red and green zigzag pattern with wool yarns; fifteen carved or turned bone or ivory items, possibly sailor-made, including six bone crochet hooks, three bodkins, one with a dog head finial, a thread winder, ribbon threader, a manicure instrument, a small ivory and brass magnifying glass, an umbrella and clenched fist whimsey, and a jagging wheel segment; and a wood-handled steel button or rug hook, a miniature whisk broom, and a carved wooden shoe-form snuff box and whimsey.
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