This is an attractive sewing or needlework box with top, front and sides decorated with diamonds of inlay. We understand that these timbers are examples from Australia. The interior of the box has a fitted tray for needlework tools; the compartments being of similar but simpler design to earlier sewing boxes. This lifts out to reveal a lower compartment. The lid and main box are lined with a finely marbled paper; the tray has a lined base of different and slightly bolder patterned paper. This box never had feet. There is a keyhole and plate but no working key. The condition is very good for age although there are scattered fine cracks in the timbers but these do not detract from the overall pleasing finish. This box could be paired with a tea caddy we have listed as they both appear to have been made by the same hand (GEC-001220). This item would be very practical for use today or would display very well on its own or with its companion tea caddy to nice effect - see final image. Measures 10 ins (25.4cm) x 7 ins (17.7cm) x 3.75 ins (9.5cm). Weight 934 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 330.
Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA (and signature on delivery) would be $41.00 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. This item is covered by our own insurance policy. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.
Stylish Specimen Timbers Sewing Box, Late Victorian
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