Photo of the Day – September 17, 2010: Interesting Old Things
This tiny brass walnut hails from the 1940’s. It is a replica of the gold and silver originals that fancy ladies valued in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s as they practiced their needlework in the grand parlours of New York and London. Just like the real nut, this one too has a treasure inside. It is lined with scarlet felt, and it contains a tiny sewing kit consisting of needles, thread, and a thimble. It closes with a small latch and has a ring at its tip to hang it from a long chain.
You can find this wonderful artifact and many other miniature antique items from Interesting Old Things at the East 67th Street Flea Market on Saturdays and the Antiques Garage on Sundays.