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Antique Coromandel Sewing Box by Lund

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Reference
500494
Height
11.5 cm (4 1/2")
Width
28 cm (11")
Depth
20 cm (7 3/4")
Exquisite antique sewing box made by Lund, Cornhill London. Veneered in stunning figured Coromandel with mother of pearl vacant initial plate and escutcheon.

It's not until you lift the lid of this very understated plain-looking sewing box that the inside jumps out at you showing its fabulous well looked after and unused high-quality interior made by none other than one of the top and high regarded and hugely collected box makers of their time "LUND". The interior is lined in rich blue silk, with a removable tray which houses 4 mother of pearl thread spools, 4 thread winders, a tape measure and thread ( all featuring the exquisitely detailed engraved snowflake design), and two matching unmarked silver thimbles. In the middle of this antique sewing box is a removable tool pad that's fully fitted with mother of pearl handled tools, including a pricker, tweezers, thread hooks, sewing needle and scissors. This sewing box tray can be removed to reveal large storage space underneath. The top has a ruched silk pad with a mother of pearl turn button and ribbon, turning this enables you to pull down the envelope compartment, inside is what could well be the original owner's photo, exquisitely carved mother of pearl pendant of Mary , Joseph and Baby Jesus Nativity, as well as dried flowers and an embroidered card.

The back edge of the open box has a brass retailers plaque which reads: "Lund. 57, Cornhill, London". The lock keep is also engraved: "Lund London"

Complete with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Thomas Lund had established his London Business in 1804. In 1835 his son William Lund opened his own retail outlet on Fleet Street, London. In 1845 Thomas passed away and William would go on to run both businesses. His son Charles took over the business when William died in 1872 and continued to operate under the name William Lund & Son.


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Height
11.5 cm (4 1/2")
Width
28 cm (11")
Depth
20 cm (7 3/4")
Period
Victorian
Year
1850
Medium
Coromandel, Mother of Pearl, Velvet, Brass
Country
United Kingdom
Signed
LUND