I had this wonderful antique French sewing box sent to me directly from France over a decade ago by a French antique dealer who gets some amazing things! Anyway, it's filled with antique and vintage sewing objects, spools of thread (most of them unused) metallic trims, velvet trims, a few sewing instruments and little boxes, but in my opinion, besides the beautifully made box itself, the biggest treasure is the smaller round French box filled with the antique French glass beads!
The round box inside this big French box is filled to th brim with gorgeous antique French beads in assorting colors and sizes! They are exquisite. And then there is a smaller old box filled up with them too. Such a rare find. The antique French box is nicely made with French blue paper and gold trim around all the edges with a French lithograph on the side of the lid and some little ones on the bottom flap. Once the box is opened from a latch that is stamped BREVETE S.G.B.S the little compartments are filled with sewing items, below it a drawer pulls out with other saved items: a lock of hair, some beautiful metallic and glass bead velvet trims, jet beads and a little box of lithograph religious cards.
Everything in my shop is genuinely antique or vintage and as such may have some things related to age, I try to describe everything but please view and enlarge the photos for more details. The box shows some typical wear as expected from a genuine antique item, but please see the photos for details. It measures about 10" x 14" x 4 1/2" but the edges are rounded with that. French in origin, circa about 1860. It would also make for a wonderful doll box.
Antique French Sewing Box with Contents
$259 $495 SALE