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A gold and gilt mounted and fitted bloodstone etui with rose cut diamond clasp, French, mid 18th century, containing folding knife, pencil, scissors, scoops and others, 11 cm high, Provance, Sotheby's Geneva, 16 November 1994, Lot 43

A Georgian ivory case sewing set with fitted interior, 18th century

A cased sewing set including silver-plate thimble, scissors, needle case and lace bobbin

Sterling silver sewing workbox, with pin cushion top & contents, hallmarked Birmingham 1903, 17.5 cm x 11 cm approx.

A tortoise shell etui, 19th century. 11 cm high

An 18th century mocha agate pocket etui with ormolu mounts, French. 10 cm

A tortoise shell etui with gold initial badge on the lid and stamped gold hinges, late 19th century. 2.5 cm high, 15.5 cm wide, 9 cm deep

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.

Victorian papier mache sewing compendia inlaid with mother of pearl, fitted with accessories

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.

Antique 19th century French ebony cased sewing set, silver gilt decorated pieces

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

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