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Rare Georgian sewing box  with cherub print and turned Tunbridge ware  sewing tools Circa 1800. 

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Reference: Sb493

Description:
SB 493: A rare Georgian sewing box of rectangular form  edged with maple the top having a hand colored print depicting cherubs and framed with mitered purfling having a lift-out tray still retaining turned Tunbridge ware whitewood sewing tools. Circa 1800.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1800

Materials:

Size:  31 cm wide by 25 12 cm by cm:  12  inches wide by 10  inches by   4.8 inches.

Condition:

 

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Detail: The inside of the box is in good original condition, covered in the original pink paper.  The lift out tray has further divisions.  There is a deep space under the tray. 

There are two smaller boxes with sliding lids fitted in spaces in the tray.  There is also a pin cushion which slides out of its allotted space.

 

 

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Detail: mitered purfling.

 

 

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Detail: turned whitewood containers and small box (1/2). 

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The small glass bottles have survived with the box. 

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Detail: the top is decorated with a hand colored print depicting a classical scene of cherubs around a bonfire surrounded by gold leaf decorated with penwork.

The print is in good condition however the gold surround has losses. The box has traces of its 18th Century varnish.

 

 

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For comparison see:

 Rare Regency Rosewood and Penwork Box Circa 1810
 

and Figure 420

Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society -- 1700--1880, ISBN: 0764316885  Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, A Schiffer Book for collectors..

 

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