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Antique Palais Royal Sewing Box

£ 725

Category
Height
9 cm (3 1/2")
Width
21 cm (8 1/4")
Depth
11.5 cm (4 1/2")
Antique Palais Royal Sewing box veneered in rosewood and sycamore with boxwood stringing and floral inlays, standing on four small ball feet.

Opening the palais royal box reveals its original mirror backed lid, framed with decorative rope. The box interior features a removable tool pad, with fitted tools including, scissors, thimble, thread winders, pricker and perfume bottle, decorated with sequins. Lifting out this tray reveals a large storage space underneath.

This wonderful palais royal box comes complete with working lock and tasselled key.

Provenance:

" Items from an extensive collection built up over the last 30 years by a serious collector of interesting and important boxes and other unusual sewing tools. This represents a lifelong interest in the subject, and includes many interesting pieces."

Quotes from the lovely passionate collector.

Each item were all purchased because they spoke to me - an instant buzz - a connection somehow with the box - and then the joy of finding the small contents which bring the boxes back to life - I have loved and cherished each and every one.
Height
9 cm (3 1/2")
Width
21 cm (8 1/4")
Depth
11.5 cm (4 1/2")
Year
c. 1830
Medium
Wood, Mother of pearl, mirror, velvet
Country
France