Collections › OSMG Collection › Sewing box

Sewing box

Place Made:
or France Great Britain
Date Made:
wood, ivory –paper, steel –silver
Closed; HOA 2 1/4; WOA 5 3/8; DOA 4; Open: HOA 5 5/8;WOA 5 3/8; DOA 4 3/4
Accession Number:
Acquired after her marriage to John Vogler in 1819, this sewing box is engraved “C.V.” for Christina (Spach) Vogler. The top tray includes a variety of sewing accoutrements including thread winders, scissors, and a needlecase. The tray lifts out to provide access to a storage compartment below.

Burl wood box with key and lock. The initials “C.V.” on a small ivory or pearl engraving plate on top stand. The box is outfitted with various sewing implements. Other materials include paper, velvet, and glass mirror.

Belonged to Christina Vogler, John Vogler’s wife of Salem, North Carolina. Apparently, Christina gave this sewing box to her daughter Lisetta Maria Fries, m.n. Vogler.
RELATED NAME: Christina Vogler (owner)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Mary Patterson Fisher