Antique c1890s tole painted sewing box in metal.  This is a beauty of a piece for the antique sewing collector or the toleware collector.  

The tole box is painted black and gold. There are no dings or dents seen. There is oxidation to the bottom and inside - no rot or soft spots the metal is sturdy. The box stands 3.5" tall to top of lid pull and with lid off it stands 3" tall. It measures 7" across the opening.

The first level of the box has 8 thread holders and a removable pin cup at the center. It is about 1 3/4" deep. When you lift the top section up there is a large bottom section for everything else you need to store; ie; scissors, tape meaasure etc.

Other than the bottom and inside oxidation the piece displays perfectly - the bottom and inside does not show. 

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