Chinese Export Lacquer
Sewing Box with Ivory tools Circa 1820
box in Chinese lacquer. The black/dark
brown lacquer is decorated with gold
in two colours, depicting figures and
stylised stylised flowers. The
decoration is boldly executed and of good
quality. The box stands on four
carved wooden feet. The
interior contains sewing tools.
Chinese made for export to
England circa 1820.
17"wide 11.50"deep 6.50" tall (on
The top of the box is decorated with an
elaborate scene of figures in a landscape framed
with stylised borders. The gold is rubbed in
places especially on the borders.
are of raised lacquer. Red shows through the worn
The centre of the top showing a vignette
within the larger pattern.
One side of the front showing the drawer
which opens out from the bottom part.
Other side of the front.
Thereis damage on
the drawer and just above as it can be seen on
these last two pictures. This has been
consolidated but considering the very high
quality nature of the work complete restoration
Inside the box has two lidded boxes and fine
Details of tools.
Sewing barrels turned and carved. The thread
would come out of the small hole.