Antique French Sewing Box c.1800 Coastal Scene Painting

This wonderful sewing box was made in France in the late 18th to early 19th century. The top is hand painted with a scene of figures at the sea coast. The edges of the box are decorated with fine painted lines and cross hatching. The main color is black with the border decoration in pink and white. In the bottom drawer there are little wooden boxes for thread. Each one has the color name in French on its lid. All but two remain. The bottom drawer has two slide out supports for thread winders. The winders are in disrepair, but remain in their compartments.

This piece is in very good, unrestored condition. There have been alterations made along the way. The blue velvet covering the interior is not original. There was a center drawer at one time. The top section was made deeper so just the drawer face remains on top. It's attached only by the adhesive used for the velvet lining. I've left it this way to make restoring the drawer easier, but it could simply be glued to the box at its edges if you want to keep a deeper compartment on top.

This is a beautiful box to enjoy just as it is, but would surely be worthy of restoration. Measurements are 11" x 8" x 6.5" tall.

Item ID: RL638

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$585 USD

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