Sewing Box Hand Carved Lid with Pin Cushion Beadwork
This is a very interesting sewing box coming from Switzerland. The sewing box is made to the early 20th Century.
The square shape with fine openings on all sides, all protected by glass, is charming. Three sides show an emerald green silk paper lining. To the front a wonderful old beadwork with chenille embroidery depicting an old castle and flowers. The lid is decorated with hand carved and painted Edelweiss flowers. In the middle a beautiful pin cushion made of burgundy red velvet.
Inside clean lined with paper with beautiful magnolia motif. I think this is an Italian paper, I know this fine lining papers from my trips to Italy. This work is not original.
The red tassel is new and only for show, it is fixed to the body of the box and not to the lid.
The bottom shows some holes, I suppose the box was fixed on a table.
The condition is very good; there are some surface scratches. The box is handmade, there are some asymmetries to the lid, not annoying.
Inside four old lace pieces, a little bit yellowish due the age.
Measurements: 7.6 x 7.6 inches, 5 inches in height.