18c FRENCH SILK COVERED SIFTER Container, Bees & a Little Ribbon Embroidery
An interesting 18 century silk covered French container which was to serve as a sifter of sorts, there is a linen or cotton net at the top, photo 4. The container measures approx. 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. It seems to be paper covered with silk moire on the sides and embroidered with silk bees. There are vestiges of silk ribbon embroidery at the front, those pale green leaves around the circle. The container has a decorative embroidery in the front, the back is a seam with some trim and no embroidery. There is a silk ribbon, falling apart, for carrying the object. This container DOES NOT OPEN. Which is perplexing; the French dealer from whom I bought this piece thought it might be for powder for wigs. But then, how would you replenish it, through the net of the top? It does not seem to be used for powder, when I shake it, nothing comes out. CONDITION OF BOX: Definite signs of age. Loss a back section of trim near the to p. The item “18c FRENCH SILK COVERED SIFTER Container, Bees & a Little Ribbon Embroidery” is in sale since Saturday, April 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery”. The seller is “curated_store” and is located in Dublin, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.