Vintage Cantilever Wooden Accordion Sewing Box+ Notions

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  • Item Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 15, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a very old Solid woodsewing cabinet or basket with cantilever opening. Both the right and left side lift out to the sides and open like an accordian. The outside finish is a light walnut color and could use a new finish. The inside is very clean and the same light color but the finish is in much better condition. Each of the 3 tiers are tongue and groved on all corners and they are still very tight and in very good condition.
It stands on the floor with four sturdy 10 inch solid wood legs and that puts the top at 20" high plus the handle is at least 3" above giving you a total height of 23 1/2 inches above the floor. Each part is filled to the top with vintage sewing notions. Box is 15" wide X 9 1/2" long X 9 1/4" Deep and the over-all height with legs, handle and box is 23 1/2 " off the floor The interior of the box is very clean & the wood is a light walnut finish in good condition. The outside is the same color but really needs a new finish coat added to the finish as most of it is worn away, but is in otherwise good condition. T are three tiers of boxes that open like an accordion to a 45 1/4" span. Contents: three cards of various sized snaps priced 10.cents up to .29 cents. T are safty pins and jars of straight pins. Two pair of sissors and a pair of pinking sheers, a paper measuring tape still folded, a container of 1/2 lb. PURITAN 24 old No.2Bank Pins made in the USA (1 1/2 inch straight pins) Wooden spools of thread; Star 225 yds.color 492 green size 50, Star 40 yds of color 50; Coats & Clarks (15 cents) 115 yds of color 91 lavender, about 150 yds of green # 222 (15 cents), 325 yds of # 97-A (29 cents), 115 yds of 50 black (15 cents), 325 yds of #40 off white (35 cents); Belding Corticelli 275 yds of size 50 Orange shade # 1143; Suderbrod Brothers40 yds of #50 Dusty Rose to light burgundy; Hearthside Mercerized Sears Roebuck & Co. 500yds of # 50 yellow. No names are left on the remaining wooden spools of thread. T are Red and pink cardboard rolls by Kismet size 00/2 with 1200 yds each. Roxy 3 cord # 1780 with 1200 yds. T are more similar with no names. The large cone is Clark's Buffaloo three cord #60 cotton #86B Dusty Pink 6000 yards sold by the spool cotton Co., NY. Also included are 32 small bags of buttons in matched sets-at least 3 sets are metal-jingle bells , chains, jewelry & beads. A 4 piece weaving loom made of plastic. Reneu-Bak (refresh your brassiere) # 901 elastic and adjustable made in the USA- still on the card- and a few pieces of lace eyelet, yarn, strings, cords, binding or ribbon.