An antique Regency wooden sewing or work box with Mother of Pearl and brass stringing. The sarcophagus style box with fern and floral inlay of maple has one interior removable tray. Gadroon decoration adds detail to the raised lid along with the turned wooden handles. Highly decorated boxes were related to a person's wealth as with furniture of the Regency period. Only the wealthy could afford furniture, tea caddies, sewing or work boxes that contained the best materials and required precision work of highly skilled craftsmen.
English, Circa 1830
Fine antique boxes such as this one with a removable tray can find purpose in today's interior design. They offer attractive storage and organization for TV remote controls, cell phone chargers, Ipad chargers, and desk items.
Measurements; 10 1/8" long X 7 ½" X 5 3/8" High
Condition report; very good, wood in very good condition; inside lining has wear and some spotting in accordance with age and use. The original feet have been removed.
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Item ID: 212072
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