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You can find sewing boxes (also known as Work Boxes) in a variety of unique and wonderful shapes, sizes, and styles, ranging from the beautiful Georgian period all the way to the simple but elegant lines of the Art Deco period.
Whenever we acquire these beautiful boxes, it is always a pleasure to discover what is contained inside and how the previous owner (or owners) would use them. Our work often involves finding sewing tools, pin cushions, sewing patterns, and other items that are often unknown to us. It is our policy never to remove a box’s original contents. We feel that the original contents are important in both documenting the history of the box and also providing an understanding of who the previous owner (or owners) may have been. 

Georgian ladies devoted a great deal of time to sewing and embroidery.
Sewing Baskets were initially used to store sewing tools and materials; Wooden Sewing Boxes started to become fashionable around the 1770s. Boxes were often decorated based on the lady’s personal style and taste – sometimes these were created by the lady herself. Some interiors were also specially fitted with sewing tools such as tape measures, thread reels and thimbles. 

Sewing boxes continued to be popular in the late 1800s, however, the styles evolved, becoming simpler and more commercially made. 

Our team of experts at Mark Goodger Antiques professionally preserve all boxes by hand, using traditional conservation techniques.
When you purchase a box from us, you not only receive peace of mind that you are purchasing an original item, but you can be confident that the item has been carefully examined and has only been restored where necessary.
Several major auction houses use our name in the business as proof of provenance, so we can guarantee you peace of mind when you are buying an authentic piece.

Sewing

You can find sewing boxes (also known as Work Boxes) in a variety of unique and wonderful shapes, sizes, and styles, ranging from the beautiful Georgian period all the way to the simple but elegant lines of the Art Deco period.
Whenever we acquire these beautiful boxes, it is always a pleasure to discover what is contained inside and how the previous owner (or owners) would use them. Our work often involves finding sewing tools, pin cushions, sewing patterns, and other items that are often unknown to us. It is our policy never to remove a box’s original contents. We feel that the original contents are important in both documenting the history of the box and also providing an understanding of who the previous owner (or owners) may have been. 

Georgian ladies devoted a great deal of time to sewing and embroidery.
Sewing Baskets were initially used to store sewing tools and materials; Wooden Sewing Boxes started to become fashionable around the 1770s. Boxes were often decorated based on the lady’s personal style and taste – sometimes these were created by the lady herself. Some interiors were also specially fitted with sewing tools such as tape measures, thread reels and thimbles. 

Sewing boxes continued to be popular in the late 1800s, however, the styles evolved, becoming simpler and more commercially made. 

Our team of experts at Mark Goodger Antiques professionally preserve all boxes by hand, using traditional conservation techniques.
When you purchase a box from us, you not only receive peace of mind that you are purchasing an original item, but you can be confident that the item has been carefully examined and has only been restored where necessary.
Several major auction houses use our name in the business as proof of provenance, so we can guarantee you peace of mind when you are buying an authentic piece.

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