This antique needle book is carved of ivory and decorated on both sides with pierced peony designs. It has a lovely old patina and natural grain pattern. It's lined with the original red silk and has 2 finely woven wool flannel needle "pages" inside. It was probably carved in China for English export.
The front has a chip at the lower right corner, but the condition of the ivory is otherwise excellent. It dates to the early 19th century and measures 3 1/2" by 2".