Coromandel & Abalone Sewing Box Mechi London
Mother of Pearl & Silver Stringing From our Sewing Boxes collection, we are pleased to offer this stunning Coromandel Sewing box by Mechi London. The sewing box has delicate symmetrical fine silver stringing and wonderful Abalone and engraved Mother-of-Pearl decoration... Read More
Mechi Leadenhall St. London
Mother of Pearl & Silver Stringing
From our Sewing Boxes collection, we are pleased to offer this stunning Coromandel Sewing box by Mechi London. The sewing box has delicate symmetrical fine silver stringing and wonderful Abalone and engraved Mother-of-Pearl decoration to the top and front with a brass framed Mother of Pearl initial plaque engraved with the letters L.E.J.F. When opened the interior features a fully fitted sewing kit with mother of pearl handled tools. The inner lid features a central Mirror framed with a wine coloured silk velvet lining with a mother of pearl latched interior which folds down to reveal the Mechi label and is where you can store sewing patterns, delicate silk etc. The Mechi labels reads; ‘Made By Mechi 4 Leadenhall St London’ The removable tray is filled with ten mother of pearl thread spools, and four smaller ones of which two are waxers, a tape and pin sharpener. The little tray of accoutrements also has a silver pencil with semi-precious stone, silver thimbles, scissors and multiple other tools. The box dates to the early Victorian period circa 1850.
The Mechi Sewing Box comes complete with working lock and key.
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.
Mother of Pearl is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer. It is the same material that natural pearls are made from and is desirable due to its strong and resilient makeup along with its beautiful iridescent shimmer.
Abalone is a collective name for any of a group of small to very large marine gastropod molluscs in the family Haliotidae.
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