A wonderful early 1900's, Victorian, Edwardian sewing kit Etui box. Made by the Boots Fancy Dep,, British Manufacturer. The case is a wood with a maroon grained leatherette covering on the outside. Push brass button opens and closes the case.
The gorgeous inside is covered in pleated satin and plush velvet in a maroon color. The same maroon color is used for a cord trim edging the fabric. Velvet loops for securing the sewing implements on the bottom. A ribbon band secures two packets of needles and a pin keep in the lid.
The contents of the case consist four mother of pearl handle tools, including a pocket knife, with one slide out blade, a tweezers, button hook (or possibly a crochet hook, and an awl. All handles are beautifully carved with the lower portion a metal.
Included also is a sterling Simon thimble, marked sterling with shield & letter S. Plain band with no decoration. Also two packets of Sharp needles, a satin covered, wool leaves, pin or needle case and two heavy duty steel needles. There are actually five velvet loops, in a row, for securing the tools but only four are used. Possibly one tool is missing.
Condition of the case is nice with just normal usage and rubs to the outside of case. More marks on the bottom than other sides. Inside fabric of case is also very nice clean condition. The pretty pearl handles are good. Some discoloration to the lower metal portion of the tools. Thimble is good as is the packets of needles pin/needle case. Catch is working order.
Size of the case is 7-3/8" long x 3-1/2" wide. Height is 1" to 1-1/2" tall, as the lid is domed slightly in from the outside edge.