SOLD: $7,750 (without buyer’s premium)
Estimate: $2,000 – $5,000
Bright bittersweet red, paper covered, round wooden box, with bright apple green painted interior, (note: marked “75 ” in pencil inside), snugly fitted lid with slight dome, holding a fitted cherry wood spool holder, with exceptional central turned handle, with 16 vertical steel pins holding a matched set of turned tiger fruitwood spools, measuring from 1″ down to 1/4″, (note: this is the smallest spool we have ever cataloged, it has a small chip out of one end), 22 spools total, one of the larger spools is labeled “Emeline K.” printed in black on blue paper, spool holder: 2″ h (to top of handle), 3 1/2″ dia; Box: 2 1/8″ h, 3 5/8″ dia.
Sister Emeline Kimball (1810-1876), Church Family, Canterbury, N.H., “For over forty years she was the kind and efficient nurse.”. See Lot 151, WHA, September 7, 2013, for blue and white checkerboard pattern kerchief initialed “E.K.”.