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Sewing boxes

Needle work was practiced by women throughout history with the skill passed from mother to daughter.  And throughout history, the receptacle for all her sewing tools has changed and yet, in many ways, remained the same.  These Victorian boxes evolved from cloth ones.  Portable, practical architectural treasures to hold spools, scissors, needles and more.

Antique wood thread boxes

Pincushions on top and clever storage for important tools.

Antique wood thread box with lid removed

You don’t have to be a sewing enthusiast to appreciate the charm of these boxes and how interesting they would be sitting in a bookshelf or atop a chest.

Antique wood thread box

 

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