This walnut box has bone or ivory diamond inlay, a working lock and interior trays.
I have not seen another like it. If you have, I'd love to hear about it. I was able to meet the previous owner, he dated it to c. 1840.
Also in the photo is a velvet elephant pin cushion. The small pocket is...maybe for thimbles.
The thread reels sit on post, with the end of the thread extending through a small hole in the center of each diamond.
In this closeup photo you can see the grain of the walnut and the bone or ivory. I'm not will to test the inset to see if it is bone or ivory, but I'm leaning towards bone given the brown streaks and pores.
We are very excited so many of you are joining us reproducing the Noah and Matilda Boyce Album Quilt!
Seeing some finished blocks from the first set is a joy.
This is the basket or vessel from the first pattern set. I did mine in prints, the original was done with solid fabrics. I appliqued my green base down, then appliqued the red triangles on top.
Some have chosen to use a basket or china/porcelain look print.
In this block, also from set one, I combined solids and prints.
I pulled lots of fabrics from my stash including solids and prints.
The quilt has quite a variety of leaf and flower shapes.
Future sets include a bird, various pots and vases, some grapes, wreaths...Very FUN!!
This block from set one is yet another leaf shape.
Lots of flower petals!
It also is one of the few blocks with a yellow print. The original block had a solid green leaf, but I chose a print.
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I love to surprise people, so today is the 9th, I refunded the 9th person (Judith) who purchased the first set.
Thank you for all your compliments on the professional quality of the patterns, we are dedicated to accurately petterning the antique.
Enjoying a sunny day along the front range...