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 Décor.
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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I do NOT take returns, so please look carefully, ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS. I will work with you to resolve any issues, but ask for more photos, and information if you are not sure about anything. PLEASE NOTE all items are described to the best of my ability, I do try to research everything, and on some items make my best educated guess, PLEASE REQUEST MORE PHOTOS. I can only tell you what I know. In the event there is a damage, which is unlikely if you review our Feedback. But should there be a mishap we must receive notice within 48 hours. It will be YOUR responsibility to either ask for insurance. In the unlikely event you receive your shipment damaged, YOU MUST KEEP ALL, ALL, Packing Materials, or there will be no way to assist in a refund. We will also need clear well lit photos of any and all damages. If we do come to an agreement to refund, shipping will be your responsibility, as well item must be returned within 2 weeks of tracking DELIVERED date. We will do all we can to assist. Thank you.
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