A rare survival, a well figured antique fruit wood thimble case containing a fixed pin cushion (pin poppet) and its original wooden thimble. c 1800.
Pin poppets are an early form of pin cushion where the pins are held inside a shaped box usually an acorn or pine cone. Some also contain their original matching thimble but as the finely turned wooden thimbles are fragile very few survive.
3 x 1 inches ( 7.5 x 2.75 cm )
In excellent condition.
Stock number GH12