This decorative and small green leather Regency sewing box dates to the early 19th century, circa 1820. The exterior of this box features wonderful naturalistic details such as the side gilt basket handles and the oh so pretty leaf escutcheon. The lid of the box features a blank brass cartouche plate; allowing the owner to have their initials engraved into the surface. The interior retains its original orange paper lining. The interior is also complete with its original yellow silk padded lid lining surrounded by leather tooled decoration; we love the little silk tassels to the lid interior.
This is a classical item, with its gilt tooled leather lid and original marbled paper base. It is so functional for neatly storing antique treasures, house keys or loose change. See similar boxes of this period on page 33 in the book, Antique Boxes Inside and Out by Genevieve Cummins (see last image).
Measuring: Width 6 inch (15 cm) by height 3 inch (7.5 cm). Depth 4 inch (10 cm).
Condition: The original key is missing, lock not tested. Small repair to leather to back right corner of lid, brass feet are likely an old replacement. Would have had an interior tray for storing sewing tools, now missing.
A sweet George III period leather sewing box in a rare colorway...what treasures will it store for you?
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Antique 19th Century Regency Sewing Box, Rare Green Leather, Gilt Basket Handle, Circa 1820, Georgian, George III
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