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A Georgian agate gilt metal mounted etui, circa 1760, 11 cm high

An French ivory Palais Royal etui retailed through Asprey of London, 19th century. 9 cm wide, 6 cm deep

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 mocha agate etui, French, early 19th century. 9 cm long

Antique tortoiseshell clad etui case, with inlaid mother of pearl decoration & 1834 plaque on reverse, fitted interior (no contents), 10.7 cm high approx.

Small antique tortoise shell etui (empty) with inlaid cut steel, 8 cm high approx.

A Georgian tortoiseshell etui early 19th century with a mirrored lid, (fogged), and a fitted interior complete with implements, 4.5 cm high

A Georgian tortoiseshell etui early 19th century with a mirrored lid and a fitted interior complete with implements, 7 cm high

A Victorian agate and gilt metal chatelaine etui 19th century fitted with bale to top and interior within complete with implements, 10 cm length

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,

A Regency tortoiseshell etui, the box enclosing sewing instruments.

Sewing kit in leather case; plus pocket silver sewing case with thimble and spool (2 items)

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

Satinwood Palais, Royal Necessaire (incomplete)

A Victorian silver etui, by Henry Comoy, London, 1848, with engraved floral and flowerhead decoration containing tortoiseshell implements, 6.5 cm long

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 George III period silver etui, engraved with a bow holding a shield and flowers. Birmingham 1794, Maker’s initials T.W. 3 x 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 19th century walnut etui the top enclosing a thimble and needles

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

19th century Continental walnut and marquetry lady's sewing & occasional box with secret compartment

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.

A Georgian tortoiseshell etui inlaid with silver floral sprays, the hinged cover opening to reveal a fitted interior complete with its inclusions in silver, tortoiseshell, bone, ivory and glass, 6.5 cm high

An Edwardian gentleman's library necessaire by Pw, London 1909, in silver gilt, by Alexander Clarke manufacturing Company and featuring an arrow-shaped case with a hinged pair of magnifying lenses and bookmark with cast Royal coat of arms on a royal blue e

A gentleman's rod shaped necessaire, by S. Mordam & Co London, incorporating a thermometer, retractable penknife, pencil and gold nibbed pen all contained in a bone cylindircal mount, complete in a leather 'Woven' case, 11.5 cm long

A magnificent Chinese export black and gold lacquered sewing box, circa 1840, the rectangular box with brass carry handles and chamfered corners with cushion cut lid heavily patterned in two coloured golds depicting Buddhist symbols and figural scenes comp

A Chinese lacquered sewing box fitted interior containing carved ivory implements. Box extensively decorated. Ex Captain Tilly Estate

19th century tortoiseshell sewing box. Cedar carcase, marine ivory feet. (as inspected, damages and loses).

A Mahoghany Regency revival sewing casket, late 19th century, the sewing cabinet designed as a rectangular domed lidded casket with satin wood stringing and swing handle above a crossbanded drawer all mounted on four slender reeded legs supported by a lowe

An early 19th century mahogany sewing box with boxwood stringing

Regency rosewood brass inlaid sewing box on foliate ormolu feet, the inside with velvet padding, leatherette covers and fitted tray. Minor wear 18 x 30 cm