A gold repoussé sewing etui, c.1750, is among the variety of antiques offered online by Pieces of Time. These small ornamental cases were used for holding needles, cosmetics and other articles. Contained in this example, offered for £6500, are a pair of gold-handled scissors, bodkins, a razor, pencil and notepad.
The exterior is a chased and engraved repoussé body of 22-carat gold depicting figures and putti in rococo borders. The hinged lid is lined with red velvet.
Pieces of Time was founded by Jonathan Wachsmann in 1973 and launched its website in 1995. It offers hundreds of pocket watches and other movements as well as keys, chains and other accessories.