A French ivory and silver gilt sewing etui, of oblong shape, the hinged cover opening to reveal hollowed compartments to accept scissors, thimble, stiletto, bodkin and needle case, each piece marked with boar's head indicating .800 fineness. 11 cm x 5.8 cm
A sterling silver etui, 1851 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Nathaniel Mills, of elegant tapering rectangular form with a spring loaded hinged top and with fine prick worked stripes; with a small monogrammed plaque to the centre within a scroll motif; ha
A bloodstone, gold and gilt metal etui, probably German, circa 1740, the shaped oblong case with applied reeded bindings and scrolling mounts, the fitted interior complete with implements: folding knife with gold mounted bloodstone case, pencil, scissors,
Sewing Workbox: mid 19th century coromandel box beautifully inlaid with brass and shell, fitted blue silk interior with handsome collection of bone, ivory and mother of pearl sewing implements. 30 cm x 12 cm x 9 cm
An early 20th century silver gilt turquoise necessaire, by Thornhill, circa 1910, the rectangular case of ribbed silver gilt design, studded with circular turquoise collets, the cover centring a cartouche with applied silver plaque 'Annette', within a turq
A mother-of-pearl and gilt metal etui, late 19th century, the ovoid mother-of-pearl case opening in two halves to reveal a stand fitted with miniature scissors, thimble, and needles (some associated), on a circular alabaster foot. Height 10.5 cm
A Continental silver mounted mother of pearl Necessaire stamped 800, the shell raised upon a circular base, the two sectional body opening to reveal a fitted bracket containing twin glass bottles with silver lids, 19 cm high.
A 19th century silver on copper lady's etui, relief decorated in the Chinoiserie manner, tapered oval form, push-button lid release revealing fitted interior with one remaining ivory implement. 9.2 cm x 3.6 cm
A French enamelled etui a tablette mid 19th century, the tapered and flattened box with flip top lid revealing a slide out ivory tablet and a miniature stylus, 10.5 cm long. Illustrated in Cummins, Dr G., antique boxes: inside and out, Antique Collector's
A sterling silver etui with guilloche enamelled body, circa 1910, the yellow cylindrical lidded body decorated with pink painted roses, the interior fitted with four tools all with matching handles. Length 6.5 cm.
A gold and agate etui, 19th century, the hinged top with applied frieze depicting a small reclining putti nestled amongst foliate border, opening to reveal a collection of small implements, the shaped mottled cream and brown agate body with further applied
An Anglo Indian inlaid sewing box rectangular the whole ornately carved and inlaid with ivory and horn opening to a fitted interior with a mirror and lidded compartments raised on ivory bun feet 32 cm wide.
We do not automatically renew subscriptions, however you will be contacted prior to the expiry date and you may choose to renew if you wish.
We offer library subscriptions at competitive rates for both in-library access via IP address and off-library access through EZproxy software or similar. One subscription covers all libraries in your group.