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Carved Coquilla Nut Box... Antique Needle or Thimble Case

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+ $6.61 shipping
+ $6.61 shipping


Item details

A beautiful antique egg shaped cocquilla nut needle or thimble case, late Victorian in date. Approx. 6cm long by 4.5cm wide, the coquilla nut carved with an ornate pattern all ove. The pattern doesn't pierce the nut all the way through, but the surface is still quite deeply carved. A lovely item, with a gorgeous nutty-brown patina- the top slightly darker than the bottom because of the natural colouring of the nut. Ther 'egg' screws together in the centre, and the thread works fine although it does squeak! There is a small chip to the edge which has caused a crack which goes through the screw thread and up through the dome- see photos for this- but it doesn't really detract much. Otherwise in excellent condition for its age. Please see all photos.

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Refunds accepted, exchanges encouraged! If I've described the item wrong, I'll refund in full on return, and add on the return shipping costs. If the refund is due to 'buyer's remorse' I can only refund for the item, not the shipping.

Additional policies

Communication is key- if you're looking for something special, just curious, or happy/unhappy about your purchase please convo me. If I don't reply, it means I haven't had the message, so please try again as I am interested!