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    Andrew Jackson: Portrait-under-Glass Thread or Notions Box. 5" x 3.5" x 2" lidded sewing box likely made in France for export during the presidential election of 1828. The lid houses a hand-colored engraving of "Gal. Andrew Jackson" in military uniform above an eagle and wreath. The sides have applied rainbow-colored paper. In contrast to the standard varieties with pincushion tops, this example lacks a mirror on the inside and is not hinged on one side... the lid simply lifts off. Most examples have condition issues, such as cracked glass. The glass cover on this one is fully intact and the paper insert is generally clean with just light aging. It is also more conducive for display than the standard thread boxes... there is no choice to be made as to whether to display the top or the inside of the lid. Just display it as-is, with the lid in place. This is the finest example we have seen.

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    November, 2018
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
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