Georgian Blonde Tortoiseshell Sewing Box Lund
George III Circa 1800 From our Sewing Box collection, we are pleased to offer this Rare Georgian Blonde Tortoiseshell Sewing Box. The Writing Box of rectangular form with book matched Tortoiseshell sides and a beautiful quarter veneered Tortoiseshell top. The Tortoiseshell partitioned... Read More
Book Matched and Quater Veneer Blonde Tortoiseshell
George III Circa 1800
From our Sewing Box collection, we are pleased to offer this Rare Georgian Blonde Tortoiseshell Sewing Box. The Writing Box of rectangular form with book matched Tortoiseshell sides and a beautiful quarter veneered Tortoiseshell top. The Tortoiseshell partitioned with fine Silver stringing dividing the exterior of the box into perfect squares finised with Ivory edging. The lid is surmounted by a vacant Silver initial plaque with a shaped flower escutcheon to the front. The interior of the Sewing Box is faced in Ivory and is lined in crimson-red Silk paper with cushioned velvet sections. The top tray features various partitions with Ivory Sewing Supplies which consist of five beautifully carved Ivory thread reels, a tape measure, two thimbles, a needle book, and a pincushion. To the centre of the top a removable tool pad houses two prickers, a pair of scissors and, a penknife. Underneath the tray is a small storage space. The front half of the Box has a large storage area that houses accompanying sewing supplies. The Sewing Box is firmly attributed to Lund of London, please see a nearly identical Tortoiseshell box in our collection here which contains the Lund manufacturer label (pictured together in the last photo). The two boxes accompany each other exceptionally well and would suit a collection together. The Sewing Box dates to the Georgian Period during the reign of George III Circa 1800.
The Sewing Box comes complete with working lock and tasselled key.
Thomas Lund established his London Business in 1804. In 1835 his son William Lund opened his own retail outlet on Fleet Street, London. In 1845 Thomas passed away and William would go on to run both businesses. His son Charles took over the business when William died in 1872 and continued to operate under the name William Lund & Son.
Tortoiseshell describes a type of decorative material made from the shells of certain species of sea turtles. The shells of these turtles are composed of a hard, glossy substance called keratin, which can be cut and shaped into a variety of decorative items. Tortoiseshell has been used for centuries to make a range of decorative objects, including combs, brush handles, and other small items. It is also sometimes used to make tea caddies, as it is strong, durable, and can be polished to a high shine. The term “tortoiseshell” is used to describe these decorative items, even though they are made from the shells of sea turtles because the term has been used historically to refer to this material.
If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the UK 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 30 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.
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