Simply beautiful very skillfully intricately carved small booklet holding fabric samples and the original antique (not modern) needles used in the period. Dated definitely Qing period, valued at this and more, most likely mid-Qing. Ornately carved down to the smallest detail such as expressions on separate peoples faces. Very scarce if not unique example of an exceptionally crafted Chinese everyday object now so rare as to be valuable and a Museum piece having researched and found similar in the British Museum. If you have interest in other antiquarian Chinese or Japanese pieces then welcome to contact too.