|Tunbridge Ware Sewing Box depicting a oval print of "Selene" the Greek Goddess of the Moon riding upon her chariot with two stags pulling her on her way.|
The interior of this Early Tunbridge Ware Sewing Box pink paper lined dividers, needle case & pin cushion, it has a locking pin to the right-hand side of the lock, when removed releases the bottom drawer.
This Antique work Box comes with a fully working lock & tasselled key.
|Lot ID: 408|
|Low Estimate: GBP 275|
|High Estimate: GBP 413|
|Next Bid: GBP 125|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
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|Location of Origin: England|
|Medium/Materials: wood, paper, glass|
|Dimensions: Width 8.50 in (21.59 cm) Depth 6.50 in (16.51 cm) Height 4 in (10.16 cm)|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Decorative Works of Art : Boxes / Trunks|
|When we acquire sewing boxes (also known as work or needlework boxes), it's always a pleasure to see what's inside them, and to imagine and how ladies used each one differently. We often find many sewing tools, pin cushions, sewing patterns etc, as well as mysterious items we have not come across before. We keep boxes' original contents intact as much as possible, as we feel removing them is detrimental to the history and character of the box.|
Needlework & embroidery were the main pass-time of Georgian ladies. Their tools & materials were first kept in sewing baskets or pouches, until wooden Sewing Boxes became highly fashionable around the 1770s. They were often decorated according to the lady's own style & personal taste, sometimes by the lady herself. Some were also pre-fitted with tools such as tape measures, thread reels & thimbles.
By the late 1800s, sewing boxes remained popular but styles became more basic & commercially made.
All boxes at Hampton Antiques are professionally restored using traditional skills all by hand, and only restored when absolutely necessary.
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|Offered By:||BADA Antiques Auction : 413 Lots : July 14,2016 : 10AM EST|
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