19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer

I bought this box as is in Derbyshire, England. It is a 19th century inlaid sewing or work box, circa 1832, complete with contents, mother of pearl spools, Sampson Mordan silver pencil, stud work, width 45cm. The box shows quite a bit of wear and tear as you would expect. Some of the spools have come apart and are very fragile but for almost 200 years old, it is good condition. The key is with the box. UPDATE: THANKS TO A RUBYLANE USER I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THE BOTTOM DRAWER OPENS WITH THE PULL OF A PIN. THE 'BUTTON' IN THE FRONT IS A PIN THAT YOU PULL OUT (ABOUT 2" LONG) AND IT RELEASES THE BOTTOM DRAWER. THE DRAWER IS A DIVIDED TRAY WITH ONE LARGE VELVET COVER OVER MIDDLE. EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN I IMAGINED. I was told that there are hidden releases for these boxes at times but I didn't realize there were pins as well. I would not have pulled on this hard enough to discover what it was had I not been told exactly that was what it was. Great hidden compartment. One of the side hinges has come loose but is attached. One of the in neatest finds is the card that was most likely attached to the box when originally given to the Cardinal. I have many pictures of this piece and if interested, I would gladly send you additional pictures. Please please study them closely as to the condition of the piece. This piece will ship from London so please allow for extra delivery time. Seller will pay for shipping costs. Please ask any questions. I see that these go for 1000s but I honestly know very little about the box so am pricing it quite a bit lower. Thank you!

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19th Century Anglo-Indian Inlaid Sewing/Work box c1832 - Hidden Lock for Drawer

$1,545 USD

Sale starts Fri Apr 26 8:00 AM, ends Mon Apr 29 8:00 AM Pacific Time. This item will be 30% off the price above during the Sale!

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