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Early 19th Century Sewing Box, Chales X Period
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19th Century Sewing Box

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Small Charles X sewing box crafted of wood marquetry with gold, silver-gilt, crystal and mother-of-pearl sewing kit. Original marks and label.

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Early 19th century sewing box with classically-inspired sarcophagus form. Crafted of veneer wood and wood marquetry, the box is decorated with delicate neo-gothic motifs and foliage. The lid opens to reveal an array of sewing instruments :

 

- a silver-gilt needle case,

- a crystal salt flask with its silver-gilt cork,

- silver-gilt sewing shears,

- a gold thimble,

- a silver-gilt spike,

- a steel needle,

- 4 mother-of-pearl pin holders.

 

Marks :

All the silver-gilt pieces have a hare's head (tête de lièvre) mark.

The thimble has an Eagle mark (tête d'Aigle) for gold. Weight : 3,5 g.

 

The interior of the box is in blue velvet with gold woven floral motif.

Original torned label, marked "Nécessaires [...] Coutellerie fine. [...] PARIS." (Necessaries [...] Fine cutlery. Paris).


Circa :1820
Dim: W: 9,1 in - D: 6,3in - H: 4,3in.
Dim: L:23cm, P:16cm, H:11cm.


Condition Report

In good general condition, with light wear on the wood, spike and needle case.

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