An absolute gem of a sewing box in Rosewood dating to around 1850, early Victorian in era.
The Rosewood has been intricately inlaid with very fine quality brass, pewter, Ivory and Mother of Pearl - quite wonderful and beautifully executed.
Another extraordinary feature about this example is the totally original interior, untouched. The interior of the lid has the original mirror which opens to reveal a document compartment underneath; it is here that the original makers label can be found " Made by J.R. Pearce , 77 Cornhill, London ".
The paper and silk interior has retained it's bright colouring protected away from the sun and light. A few spots of wear and a shrinkage crack to the secondary timber of the underside, quite normal and insignificant but mentioned for accuracy. A very fine old grain hairline to top.
Complete with working key, this is a must-have box for the sewing devotee or box collector. Excellent condition, measuring 12" x 9" x 4 3/4".
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About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in 1850. At the time that this antique was being crafted, Victoria, the only child of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Edward Duke of Kent, was the Queen of England.
This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase. The seller of the item was Puckerings.