This antique needle book is carved of ivory with a ribbed pattern on the front and a smooth back. It has a lovely old patina and natural ivory grain pattern. It's lined with the original rose silk and has a pocket to hold a packet of needles. There are also two silk bordered wool pages that are stuck with incredibly fine and tiny needles. A little ivory stiletto pushed into the silk loops at the outer edge holds the book closed.
The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It dates to the early/mid 19th century and measures 1 3/4" by 1 1/4".