A 19th century Russian etui of tapering casket form, constructed of rose tinted and veined agate with gilt metal frame, opening to reveal an interior fitted to hold eight miniature utensils; including scissors, a folding set square, a pair of dividers, spo
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,
A gilt metal chatelaine and etui, probably late 18th century, finely cast with a belt hook, decorative plaques, side appendages and a central swivelling etui complete with scissors, a pencil, a miniature spoon, a folding knife, a pick and a small scoop, th
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 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
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
A George III painted etui with gilt metal mounts of rose gold colour, English, late 18th century. 14 cm long. Illustrated. Antique boxes, Inside and out, by Genenieve Cummins, antique Collecotrs club, page 346, colour plate 637
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