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    Mary Todd Lincoln's Sewing Kit, comprised of a tiny polished wood box decorated with a floral motif on the cover, brass hinges and knob catch; fitted compartments in the lined interior hold a thimble, needle, and another implement (the scissors are no longer present). Overall size about 2.75" x 5" x .5" inch. Together with a rosewood sewing kit case (no implements present) having polished surfaces with floral motif on cover, brass hinges and knob catch. Interior fitted to hold scissors, thimble, etc.; it is accompanied by a small unsigned card, reading "Rose wood case of Grandmother Remann", which appears to be in the handwriting of Mary Edwards Brown, daughter of Mary Todd Lincoln's nephew Albert Edwards and his wife Josie (nee Remann). The Remanns were neighbors of the Lincolns, and young Josie a particular favorite of the future President.

    Provenance
    : Kunhardt, lot 41 (Lincoln kit) and part of lot 67 (Remann case).


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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