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

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Reference: Sb487

Description:
SB487: Antique  figured rosewood sewing box the top panel and base  framed by gadrooning, 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  cream silk and paper. Inside the lid there is a mirror framed by gold embossed leather with a document wallet behind The box has a liftout tray with supplementary lids covered in silk. Circa 1830.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1830

Materials:

Size: 30 cm wide by 22.5 cm by 17.5 cm:   11.8 inches wide by  8.9  inches by 6.9   inches.

Condition: good overall; see pictures

 

SB487: Antique  figured rosewood sewing box the top panel and base  framed by gadrooning, 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  cream silk and paper. Inside the lid there is a mirror framed by gold embossed leather with a document wallet behind The box has a liftout tray with supplementary lids covered in silk. Circa 1830. Enlarge Picture

 

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Inside the box opens to a fitted liftout tray with supplementary lids.

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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. 

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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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 The box has a working lock and key.

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The box is lined with the original 19th C pink paper

 

 The mirror in the lid is framed by leather decorated with gold tooling.

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 Behind the mirror the box has a document wallet.

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Note the fine detail of the mother of pearl inlay.

 

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