Sewing Box

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Small 3-tiered sewing box. Base stands 3 3/4" high, sides of square indented, w/arrow-shaped corners. 8 carved ivory posts, one at each corner, & one each center of base, are decorated w/4 red lines & turnings. 2 diamond insets on each side, & 2 on front, one on each small drawers, are in reality applied tortoise shell, as are the circles which adorn base & revolving spool holders above. 6 ivory posts & spool-holders in the 1st tier, & 5 each on the top circle, w/pin cushion atop. Drawers are 5" deep. 2 top holders revolve. One drawer w/3 compartments. Top spool-holder 3" in diam; 2nd circle 4 1/2" diameter.