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This piano-shaped necessaire, a small box for holding personal items, was made in France around 1825. It doubles as a sewing kit and music box. The top layer holds scissors, a needle case, a thimble, a hook crochet bodkin, a round winder, two matching reels, a crystal bottle for rose water or perfume, and an awl. Removing this layer reveals the music box underneath. See this, and other items the Jay women would use daily at our Curatorial Fabulous Finds program on Sunday, October 13 at 2pm.