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Blonde Tortoiseshell Sewing Box

£ 975

Category
Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
17 cm (6 3/4")
Depth
11 cm (4 1/4")
Blonde Tortoiseshell Sewing Box with silver stringing, initial plate and escutcheon. Standing on four brass bun feet.

The interior of this blonde tortoiseshell sewing box is lined with silver and black polka dot paper and features a removable tray with several compartments, including four mother of pearl thread spools, thimble, needle book and tool pad including a sewing needle, scissors and pricker. Underneath this is a storage compartment.

On the base of the sewing box is a lovely message.

"Mothers first work box sent to me on new years eve 1895 by Margaret" etc (please see image).

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.

The box has several old repairs to the back left and back right of top and front right. These can be improved, contact us for more details.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or 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.
Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
17 cm (6 3/4")
Depth
11 cm (4 1/4")
Year
c. 1815
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Brass, Mother of Pearl.
Country
United Kingdom