Ivory and bone
Cotton, Ivory, Metal, Mother-of-pearl [pinctada maxima], Silk, Silver, Wood, WoolOrder this image
Smallhythe Place, Kent (Accredited Museum)
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This intricate sewing box sits atop a 19th century Japanese lacquer work table and once belonged to actress Ellen Terry. Among the many items contained in the compartments are a large collection of bone, ivory and mother of pearl needlework tools and embroidery implements. An unfinished panel of needlework sits in the bottom tray.
Multitude of small ivory implements for sewing, contained in sewing box with two levels, top section divided into 14 sections. Each section contains various implements for sewing (fully described in list in Smallhythe Place office red file, complete with dimensions). Base section of box mostly containing threads, ribbons, silk, tapestry, lace and other fabric samples used in sewing (again fully described in list in office).