This is an absolutely fantastic Vintage Tramp Art Pin Cushion / Vintage Sewing Caddy. This outsider, Chip Wood Spool Holder was made from a discarded cigar box, about 100 years ago or so. Each small piece was Hand Carved, then assembled into this rare and unusual design. I acquired a number of pieces from the Ames Gallery, a highly noted gallery in Berkeley, Ca. The gallery closed several years ago. Their price tag is still intact. Here is a short film on this once fantastic gallery.
This piece has a couple of unique and unusual details. The little door on the back slides up to reveal a secret compartment (with a antique plastic spool still inside). Above the small door there is also a mark / marking, which reads Union Bricklay....., I'm thinking it once had an "ers" but was cut away to make the small trap door. Perfect for a collection or for perfect, Primitive Rustic Cabin Decor.
This piece is in excellent antique condition, with a super rich, naturally aged patina. I do not think the blue velvet cushion is original, but seems to have been replaced at one time. Please look closely at the photos to appreciate all the terrific fine details, as well as to best understand overall condition.
Piece measures 4.25" wide x 4.25" deep x 6.25" tall.
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