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Antique Sewing Box.

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Category
Reference
500286
Height
18 cm (7")
Width
36 cm (14 1/4")
Depth
26.5 cm (10 1/2")
Outstanding sarcophagus shaped antique Coromandel Sewing box. Adorned with exquisite engraved mother of pearl inlays with floral pattern borders, accompanied by stylised griffons and large vases to the top and front with larger front inlay including the key profile.

Opening this exceptional one off antique sewing box reveals a ruched silk backed lid, with a brass securing clasp when released reveals a hidden storage compartment.

The main compartment of this impressive antique sewing box houses a removable tray with outstanding fittings including; Ivory thread winders, Thimbles, Waxer, Measuring tape, seven cotton spools one being slightly different. In the center of the tray is a removable tool pad, complete with tweezers, file, pricker, scissors and thread hook. Underneath this tool pad is a small storage compartment which contains thread reels, winders, tatting shuttle, and other sewing rarities and essentials all collected by the previous owner.

On the underside of this magnificent sewing box is a retailers label which reads:
Agnew & Zanetti Manchester.

Thomas Agnew & Sons is a fine arts dealer in London that began life as part of in a print and publishing partnership with Vittore Zanetti in Manchester in 1817 which ended in 1835, when Agnew took full control of the company. The firm opened its London gallery in 1860, where it soon established itself as one of Mayfair's leading dealerships. Since then Agnew's has held a pre-eminent position in the world of Old Master paintings. It also had a major role in the massive growth of a market for contemporary British art in the late 19th century.

This coromandel sewing box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

All our items come with an 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.
Height
18 cm (7")
Width
36 cm (14 1/4")
Depth
26.5 cm (10 1/2")
Period
GEORGIAN
Year
1830
Medium
Coromandel, Mother of Pearl, Ivory, Bone, Wood
Country
United Kingdom
Signed
Thomas Agnew & Sons
Exhibitions
BADA, LAPADA, ANTIQUES FOR EVERYONE, BLENHIEM PALACE CADA, WILTON HOUSE
Collections
MARK GOODGER