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Antique Sewing Basket

£ 1,150

Category
Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
23 cm (9")
Depth
15.5 cm (6")
Antique Sewing Basket with shaped sycamore carry handle. On the top of the box is a naive penwork rural scene similar to Kilarney Ware. Each shaped side supports is veneered with a chequered design of Mahogany, Sycamore and Yew. The hinged lid has a turned handle and opens to reveal a rosewood base with open shaped sides.

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 including handle: 8"
Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
23 cm (9")
Depth
15.5 cm (6")
Year
1860
Medium
Wood
Country
United Kingdom