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Sewing box

Artist/Maker:
Unknown
Place Made:
or France Great Britain
Date Made:
1815-1825
Medium:
wood, ivory –paper, steel –silver
Dimensions:
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:
421.2
Description:
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.

History:
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