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(2) EARLY 19TH C. COSTUME ACCESSORIES - Fine Quality Lady's Tortoiseshell Hair Comb, Spanish style 'Peinita" decorative comb, with delicate lace-like carving and reticulation, in conforming vintage block-printed wallpaper covered pasteboard demilune box, 7" x 7" x 3 1/4" comb, 8" x 8" x 4 1/4" box, both in fine condition; PLUS Dated November 29th, 1836 Glass Seed Beaded Watch Ribbon or 'Chain', skillfully made for Malcom D. Fraser, by his Niece Flora I. Smith. 53" long, 3/8" wide, containing more than 11,400 beads. A few minor spots of loss. Pictured in 2000 article from "Piecework" Magazine. According to Linda Bassett in her article "Woven Bead Chains" in "Early 19th Century American Dress", bead chains were woven on a bead loom by schoolgirls and presented as gifts to friends and relatives, often with an inscribed sentiment. Malcom D. Fraser (distinctive spellng) may be the man from L'Isle Verte, Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada, who lived 1799-1868.

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Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Aug 27, 2016