Inevitably The Sewing Sale includes examples of the art of needlework itself. Indeed, many of the small objects found in sewing boxes were the product of the needleworker creating storage objects for the paraphernalia needed. Equally, the sale includes all manner of needleworks, from delicate silk work and lace, through to tapestries or samplers. Many smaller pincushions and other accessories provided a perfect platform for the needleworker to demonstrate her skills. One of the most significant examples of needlework seen at auction was the Gape casket, a fine 17th century documented needlework box, in excellent condition, which achieved a price of £38,000.
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