|left: A French gold necessaire, circa 1840, comprising needle holder, stiletto and three-colour gold thimble.
The thimble bears the initials M.P. as does the silk- and velvet-lined brown leather case. Overall width 4 3/4 inches.
Price: £ 1050
right: A silver suitcase etui by S.M, hallmarked Chester 1882, containing tape measure, needle holder and spool. 3 x 1 1/2 inches.Price: £980
|left: A gold scissors and thimble set in good quality brown leather case, French, c.1880.
Price: £ 380
right:A leather-covered metal barrel etui with suspension chain and ring, 2 inches long. Containing ring for pins and spool and tape measure. Price: £ 295