True, early pincushion mounted on an old turned wood base with pins to hold spools of thread. Great, chippy green paint on base. Red pincushion is torn and I have stitched it up, but you can remove the stitches if you want it in its original state and to expose the stuffing underneath. I am offering this nice old gal for significantly less than I paid hoping she finds a good home and someone to love her! 10.5"h.