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Sewing Box

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Sewing Box

Date: c. 1910
Medium: Leather
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/2 × 9 3/4 × 6 1/2in. (16.5 × 24.8 × 16.5cm)
Credit Line: Proctor Collection
Object number: PC. 570
Label Text
Convenient in size and design, sewing boxes were an important accessory in a nineteenth century home. By mid-century these portable boxes were made in a variety of forms and materials—from simple wicker to elaborate papier-mâché. A woman’s sewing box held the necessary implements for fancy sewing, needlework, and simple mending along with unfinished articles.