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Antique Rosewood veneered fitted Tunbridge-Ware Micro Mosaic Sewing Box Circa 1850

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Reference: Sb440

Description:
SB440: A rosewood veneered Tunbridge ware  Sewing box, the slightly domed top inlayed with a display of roses depicted in micro mosaic, framed by a wide banding of Berlin wool-work in micro mosaic and bandings of contrasting light and dark wood; there is a further banding of Berlin wool work design encircling the box which has concave sides. The inside retains its original liftout tray which is lined with its original  paper. Inside the lid is lined in red silk. circa 1850

Origin: UK 

Circa: 1850

Materials:

Size: 23.5 cm wide by 18.5 10.3 cm by cm:   9.3 inches wide by   7.3 inches by  4  inches.

Condition: Very good overall,  working lock and key  See photos.

 

SB440: A rosewood veneered Tunbridge ware  Sewing box, the slightly domed top inlayed with a display of roses depicted in micro mosaic, framed by  a wide banding of Berlin wool-work in micro mosaic and bandings of contrasting light and dark wood; there is a further banding of Berlin wool work design encircling the box which has concave sides. The inside retains its original liftout tray which is lined with its original  paper. Inside the lid is lined in red silk. circa 1850 Enlarge Picture

 

SB440: A rosewood veneered Tunbridge ware  Sewing box, the slightly domed top inlayed with a display of roses depicted in micro mosaic, framed by  a wide banding of Berlin wool-work in micro mosaic and bandings of contrasting light and dark wood; there is a further banding of Berlin wool work design encircling the box which has concave sides. The inside retains its original liftout tray which is lined with its original  paper. Inside the lid is lined in red silk. circa 1850 Enlarge Picture

The inside retains its original liftout tray which is lined with its original  paper. Inside the lid is lined in red silk.

Although unlabeled  the work is reminiscent of the work of T Barton:

See: http://hygra.com/uk/jb2/jb178/ 

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The top is framed by  a wide banding of Berlin wool-work in micro mosaic and bandings of contrasting light and dark wood

 

 Detail of the turned escutcheon. 
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 The original tray has a facing to the top contrasting dark and light woods. The tray is lined with its original paper and has supplementary lids covered in red silk. One of the lids has a turned pull-handle made in stickware. 

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The box has mitered rosewood facings to the bottom. 

 

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