1930s candy box style sewing kit
Sweet little 1930s sewing set is styled like a candy box! The silver and red fabric covered box has an elaborate metal clasp and a mirror mounted inside the lid, and measures 4-1/2″ by 6-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ high. Made in Germany.
The inside is lined with soft cream-colored wool fabric and has a twisted cord edging. Of the accessories inside, the balls of thread, tape measure, metal thimble and packet of Princess Victoria needles are original; the red plastic crochet hook might be original but the whetstone and metal tools are later additions. The thimble is brass and without markings. The metal tools include 3 very large sharp needles and a lacemaking tool. The outside of the box is faded and lightly soiled.
Condition is generally good, with light wear and soiling particularly along the edges. The box does not close properly, so the clasp does not latch.