This wooden box has the original paper covering depicting portraits of classical gentlemen and women and gilded metal embellishments to the outside lid (one partial corner piece) together with fancy metal loop closure marked Brevete, the box opens to reveal an abundant fitted interior. The interior is filled with all the accoutrements required of young lady to enjoy the art of embroidery including a rare feature to the boxes – alphabet ink stencils.
The interior of the lid lined in the prettiest shade of pink, displays six various colour threads on their original ornate cards. All held in place by deep pink silk ribbons with rosette detail. The base is fitted with compartments filled many and varied utensils and items ready to be used to create tapestry and embroidery treasures by little hands.
This rather unique couture box has the very unusual addition of having copper sheet, alphabet stencils for use when embroidering initials or names on cloth items, it even includes the original porcelain dish with ink block still intact and the original stipple paint brush together with original wood tapestry frame, samples of embroidery and beadwork displayed.
Overall this is in impressive condition and would suit many a doll or toy collector or anyone with an interest in childhood ephemera. Box measures nearly 13” wide, 9 ½ ” deep and 3” in height.