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    Posted 13 years ago

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    Help! I think this is Dutch, and from all comparable aspects of the way it's made and packaged, I think it's earliest 1800s, contemporary to the more elaborate French cases and etui from the Palais Royal. It's got the most wonderful figural needle case. I can't find one like it in any of my sewing tools collector reference books, though. Anyone out there who collects and can give me some more details? Thanks for your help!

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    1. France, 12 years ago
      Hello ,
      It is a real curios .
      Imagine how hard it is to use a square handle scissors ....
      Any way , it is seldom to find a complete box.
      Generaly pieces have been appart
      It is probably German ,Netherlans or from Austria, well north European area .
      Only the marks can help us .It is not French anyway
    2. historian, 7 years ago
    3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 6 years ago
      Very fancy!
    4. IVAN49 IVAN49, 6 years ago
      I suppose it`s silver. There are marks on pedestals (bases) in image 1 or elsewhere. If you manage to take sharp close up images of marks we could identify country of origin, even the maker.Thank you.
    5. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Looks Italian to me, the silver metal is very bright as if it spent most of it life wrapped up in a drawer. I would date as late 19th, Grand Tour travel memento or novelty item. Thank you for posting.

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