Ivory sewing thread reel

Ivory sewing thread reel

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Description (Brief)
Ivory sewing thread reel, for holding several colors of thread in a needlework workbox. Thin ivory shaft with six discs dividing It into 5 sections.Possibly part of a fitted 19th century Chinese-made workbox.
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Object Name
thread reel
Physical Description
ivory (overall material)
overall: 6 13/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 17.28978 cm x 2.8575 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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