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Image of Machine, Sewing - 1896 ca

Machine, Sewing - 1896 ca

Console sewing machine, dark stain color by Willcox & Gibbs. Cabinet with three small drawers on the right, with built-in-sewing machine. Wrought iron stand and pedal below. Very similar to sewing machine #1976.1.1386.1a. This is one of two identical sewing machines that were used by the servants at Blithewold to sew household linens, to repair and alter the family's clothing, and to make simple summer shifts for young Augustine. The machines were made by Willcox & Gibbs who patented their first sewing machine in 1857, and engaged the Providence firm of Brown and Sharpe to produce the machines. They were very high quality chain-stitch sewing machines that differed from the competition (

Image of Machine, Sewing - 1896 ca

Machine, Sewing - 1896 ca

Console sewing machine by Willcox & Gibbs. Walnut console/cabinet with three small drawers on the right, with built-in-sewing machine. Wrought iron stand and pedal below. Very similar to sewing machine #1976.1.1375.1a. This is one of two identical sewing machines that were used by the servants at Blithewold to sew household linens, to repair and alter the family's clothing, and to make simple summer shifts for young Augustine. The machines were made by Willcox & Gibbs who patented their first sewing machine in 1857, and engaged the Providence firm of Brown and Sharpe to produce the machines. They were very high quality chain-stitch sewing machines that differed from the competition (Si

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Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the frame of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an inlaid panel of birds and flowers. The bottom is raised on 1/2" mo

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Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the back of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an inlaid panel of birds and flowers. The bottom is raised on 1/2" mol

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Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the bottom left drawer of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an inlaid panel of birds and flowers. The bottom is rais

Image of Cabinet, Trinket -

Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the bottom left drawer of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an inlaid

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Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the small top right drawer of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an inl

Image of Cabinet, Trinket -

Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the small top left drawer of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an inla

Image of Cabinet, Trinket -

Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the small bottom left drawer of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an i

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Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the small bottom right drawer of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. This drawer is the only piece of the cabinet that has a piece of red inlay on a bird's breast. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asia

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Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the top left door of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an inlaid panel

Image of Cabinet, Trinket -

Cabinet, Trinket -

This is the top right door of a small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. At the top were two doors, which opened from the center, inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies bookend the top and bottom of the side panels. The top has an inlaid pane

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Cabinet, Trinket -

This is a piece of inlaid molding which held the top doors of this small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. The two doors, which opened from the center, are inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet as are the moldings which held the doors. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies booken

Image of Cabinet, Trinket -

Cabinet, Trinket -

This is a piece of inlaid molding which held the top doors of this small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. The two doors, which opened from the center, are inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet as are the moldings which held the doors. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies booken

Image of Cabinet, Trinket -

Cabinet, Trinket -

This is a piece of inlaid molding which held the top doors of this small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. The two doors, which opened from the center, are inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet as are the moldings which held the doors. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies booken

Image of Cabinet, Trinket -

Cabinet, Trinket -

This is a piece of inlaid molding which held the top doors of this small wooden cabinet decorated with metal and mother of pearl inlay. The two doors, which opened from the center, are inlaid with a bird flying through clouds to a mother of pearl moon. These doors are detached from the cabinet as are the moldings which held the doors. On each side of a central opening are two doors decorated with flying birds of metal and mother of pearl. The larger two bottom drawers are decorated with a gold metal path with flowers and grasses on each side. The drawers have metal knobs shaped like crabs. The side ends have attached raised panels decorated with Asian appearing motifs. Butterflies booken