Needle case:

A Present from the Crystal Palace
With Best Wishes

Reference Number:-
se312
 

needle case with woven silk on the fold over flap, with words "With Best Wishes", and woven image of The Crystal Palace
 
 

Words:
WITH
BEST
WISHES
6, 7, 5/9
THOMAS STEVENS,
COVENTRY
WARRANTED BY MORRIS & YEOMANS
A PRESENT FROM THE CRYSTAL
PALACE
 
[view of the Crystal Palace]
Size:

Composed of three panels
each measuring approximately 7.5cm by 10.0cm;
and overall, 19.5cm by 9.5cm when open

Comments:
The case is made of a dark red coloured velvet, and as can be seen, " THOMAS STEVENS, COVENTRY " is printed on the paper packet containing the actual needles.
The view of the Crystal Palace is also identical to the image on Stevens' postcard [sc272 - Crystal Palace]
 

image of front of needle case, once folded over, showing front decoration of a flower bunch:-

front view of needle case showing decoration
 
 


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