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Antique Fitted Sewing Box in Rosewood inlaid with Mother of Pearl Circa 1830

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Reference: Sb125

Description:
SB125:
Antique  figured rosewood sewing box the top panel framed  inlaid with mother of pearl to the top and front having turned rosewood drop-ring handles and standing on  turned bun  feet. Inside the lid is lined with contrasting blue and cream silk and has a document wallet behind. The box has a liftout tray with supplementary lids covered in silk. Circa 1830.

  Circa 1830.

Origin: UK

Materials:

Size: 33.5cm wide by 24.8 cm by 17.2 cm:  13.2  inches wide by   9.8 inches by   6.8 inches.

Condition: Good overall original condition, working lock and key, see images.

 

SB125: Antique  figured rosewood sewing box the top panel framed  inlaid with mother of pearl to the top and front having turned rosewood drop-ring handles and standing on  turned bun  feet. Inside the lid is lined with contrasting blue and cream silk and has a document wallet behind. The box has a liftout tray with supplementary lids covered in silk. Circa 1830. Enlarge Picture

 

SB125: Antique  figured rosewood sewing box the top panel framed  inlaid with mother of pearl to the top and front having turned rosewood drop-ring handles and standing on  turned bun  feet. Inside the lid is lined with contrasting blue and cream silk and has a document wallet behind. The box has a liftout tray with supplementary lids covered in silk. Circa 1830. Enlarge Picture

Inside,  the lid is lined with contrasting blue and ruched cream silk and has a document wallet behind. The box has a liftout tray with supplementary lids covered in silk.

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SB125: Antique  figured rosewood sewing box the top panel framed  inlaid with mother of pearl to the top and front having turned rosewood drop-ring handles and standing on  turned bun  feet. Inside the lid is lined with contrasting blue and cream silk and has a document wallet behind. The box has a liftout tray with supplementary lids covered in silk. Circa 1830.  Enlarge Picture

Veneered in rosewood and inlaid in mother of pearl, a material used in the later part of the Regency period. To be more precise we are moving into the era of George IV and William IV. The form is in the established Egyptian inspired tradition. 

Note the fine detail of the mother of pearl inlay.

 

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 The lid is lined with contrasting blue and ruched cream silk and has a document wallet behind.

 

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Detail showing the drop ring handle. These are fragile(!) it is not a good idea to use them to actually carry or lift the box.

 

 

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Note the fine detail of the mother of pearl inlay.

 

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