A very rare Tortoiseshell Needle case, unusually modelled as a Georgian Knife Box.  Made in London circa 1840 by Lund of Cornhill, London.
A very rare Tortoiseshell Needle case, unusually modelled as a Georgian Knife Box.  Made in London circa 1840 by Lund of Cornhill, London.
A very rare Tortoiseshell Needle case, unusually modelled as a Georgian Knife Box.  Made in London circa 1840 by Lund of Cornhill, London.

A very rare Tortoiseshell Needle case, unusually modelled as a Georgian Knife Box. Made in London circa 1840 by Lund of Cornhill, London.

1840 London

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This very rare Tortoiseshell Needle Case is unusually modelled as a Georgian Knife Box and displays a vacant silver cartouche on the cover. The hinged cover also opens up to reveal a velvet lined interior with seven ivory divisions so that the different sizes of needle could be stored. This piece is marked Lund of Cornhill and is in excellent condition.

Height: 2 inches, 5cm.
Length: 1.5 inches, 3.75cm.
Width: 1.25 inches, 3.13cm.
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