Anglo Indian Rosewood and Silver Sewing Box
Mounted with Silver From our Sewing Box collection, we are pleased to offer this Solid Coromandel Anglo Indian and Silver Sewing Box. The Sewing Box of sarcophagus shape made from figured coromandel with Silver mount stood upon four fluted shell... Read More
Mounted with Silver
From our Sewing Box collection, we are pleased to offer this Solid Coromandel Anglo Indian and Silver Sewing Box. The Sewing Box of sarcophagus shape made from figured coromandel with Silver mount stood upon four fluted shell feet. The Box with a silver diamond escutcheon, a looped carry handle and a single-handled drawer. When opened the Box reveals a fully fitted interior with stitched yellow silk with a partitioned tray to the body and several slip compartments to the inside of the lid. The top tray lifts out to allow access to further storage below. To the front of the Sewing Box, a drawer pulls forward to access further storage. The feet are hallmarked to the underside with barely legible marks. The box dates to the 19th century circa 1830 late Georgian period.
The Sewing Box comes complete with a working lock and tasselled key.
Anglo Indian refers to the term given to pieces made for the colonial British market. It usually encompasses British Aesthetics of subject with Indian influences such as inlay or material.
Coromandel is a valuable wood found in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It has a contrasting hazel-brown colour with black grain. It is a dense, heavy wood that is so popular it has been logged to extinction over the last few hundred years. This makes Calamander pieces even more special.
Georgian, a period in British history dating from 1714-1837, the Georgian era after the Hanoverian kings George I, George II, George III and George IV.
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