Here’s an engaging needle case from the early 1900’s Edwardian era. The case, in a coffin shape, is made of a tan suede leather edged with a gray satin ribbon. A shield on the lid, outlined in ribbon, would have held a small pair of sewing scissors.
Untying the lid, the inside is divided into two compartments. Four graduated wooden spools of white thread and a larger one of black, fit snuggly together in the one compartment. The other compartment holds the metal thimble and tiny ribbon bag of emery. A round cushion pincushion separates the two compartments. The inside is lined in a pink moire water taffeta ribbon.