Here is a fabulous, hand crafted and hand painted, wood, sewing basket. It could also be used as a purse, although there are no side pockets or divisions inside. This appears to be a one of a kind piece made exclusively for "Marcy by Cricket Originals" as it reads on the side. The outside of the box is painted with various sites and business that make up the skyline of a part of the city of Davenport Iowa. Nicely detailed and colorful vignettes are painted all around the outside of the large oval base. A large, single basket style handle attaches across the center. The lid should be attached by a chain and just needs to be fastened back to the small eye hook on the inside of the lid. I will get that reattached. The top of the lid is painted with the recipient's name, "Marcy" above a darling little blue vintage "VW Bug". The interior is lined with yellow felt type material.
This delightful little wooden sewing box is in really nice condition with a few rubs to the paint here and there. There is a small crack on the underside but it doesn't go all the way through. To me, it appears to be original to the making of the piece by the way it is painted. Maybe not. Otherwise all of the painting on the street scene is in great condition. There are a few rubs here and there around the edges of the box, handle and on one of the black painted nails. The handle is still quite sturdy and attached firmly.
It measures 9 3/4" long by 7" wide by 5" deep.
This is just a great little piece and would make a wonderful gift to someone named Marcy or just a nice addition to your vintage sewing basket or wooden purse collection.
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Item ID: 623
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