This smoothly carved antique needle case is real ivory and has a beautiful old patina and grain pattern. It is from the 1800-20 Palais Royal period of French sewing tools. The front has an inlaid glass panel covering a hand painted and gold framed rose design. There is a fine hairline crack beside the panel, but the condition is otherwise perfect.
The painting and glass panel are in unusually nice condition with no chips, rubbing or fading. The needle case measures almost 4" long.