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Anglo Indian Ivory Sewing Compendium

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28 cm (11")
13.3 cm (5 1/4")
Rare exceptional Anglo Indian carved Ivory sewing compendium in the form of a temple.
Exquisitely carved with a pierced gallery. The temple comes apart in three sections, the dome section unscrews to reveal a pin cushion. The gallery section unscrews and reveals two layers the first fitted with Gold scissors, bodkin, pricker and needle case, under this the second layer has two thimbles, four sewing reels, pin cushion, tape & waxer. The bottom section also come apart to reveal a section for threads and other sewing related pieces.

This is such a rare piece in museum quality condition, and clearly never used and most probably a gift as it came from the Duke of Bedfords Estate.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office . Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

We at Mark Goodger Antiques have wonderful selection of Sewing boxes / Work Boxes, they come in all sorts of weird and wonderful shapes, sizes and from the beautiful Georgian period to the simple elegant lines of the Art Deco period. When we acquire these lovely boxes its always a pleasure to see what's inside and how the ladies used each one, we often find many sewing tools, pin cushions, sewing patterns etc and other items we have no idea about, but rest assured every box we purchase we never remove their original contents we feel its all part of their own history. Sewing & embroidery were the main pass-time of Georgian ladies. Their tools & materials were first kept in Sewing Baskets until wooden Sewing Boxes became fashionable around the 1770s. Boxes were often decorated according to the lady's own style & personal tastes, sometimes by the lady herself. Some were also fitted with tools such as tape measures, thread reels & thimbles. By the late 1800s, sewing boxes remained popular but the styles became more basic & commercially made.

All boxes at Mark Goodger Antiques are professionly restored using traditional skills all by hand. Purchasing a box from us you can be satisfied in thinking that they have been carefully looked over and only restored where necessary. Buying a box from us gives you piece of mind you are buying an original item and from a dealer who belongs to three leading trade assocaitions and abides by all their strict conducts of code. Mark Goodger Antiques is a member of BADA, LAPADA, CADA and sits on the council for BADA and CADA. So buy with confidence.
28 cm (11")
13.3 cm (5 1/4")
Circa 1840
Ivory, Gold
United Kingdom
Duke of Bedfords Estate
Wilton House, The Open Art Fair London