Eva Like Antiques
Antique Beadwork Sewing Needle Cases, Love Tokens, Silk, Beads, c 1850, Valentine
This is a lovely pair of needle cases made by the same hand. I would like to keep them together. Each is made similarly with Bristol Board trimmed in silk and flowers embroidered in bead work. To the rear, one has the words ‘Given In Love’ embroidered in pink beads while the other has “Think of Me in Love” in green beads. The needle cases have been bound together with silk ribbon with matching ribbon ties. Inside, each has been lined in silk with flannel sheets for the storage of pins and needles.
The pink case measures about 2″ by 2 1/2″. There are just a few beads missing form the back cover’s letter v in Given. The green case measures 2 3/4″ by 2 1/2″ and is in overall good condition.