Early 19th Century French Olive & Rosewood Sewing Box with Tools

(France, 19th Century)

Early 19th Century French Olive & Rosewood Sewing Box with Tools
164 Windy Row
Peterborough, NH, 03458
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Early 19th Century French Olive & Rosewood Sewing Box with Tools

French circa 1830 sewing box made from olivewood with edges cross-banded in rosewood. A design on top of the lid with inlaid marquetry of rosewood, brass and mother-of-pearl with a central brass plaque in a scrolled floral design. The inside lid is lined with a purple/blue padded satin while the fitted compartments are lined with a purple/blue silk velvet all are further enhanced with a white scrolled trim. Fitted with original tools of: 4 olivewood spools, a fitted silk velvet padded needle/pin cushion, 2 compartments that have tops that lifts off and steel carved tools of: thimble, needle case, bodkin and a very unique crochet hook with four different hooks that thread onto the handle. The whole top draw lifts out to reveal a space underneath for holding perhaps apiece the seamstress may be working on. This box comes with the original key to the lock and brass fittings.

WIDTH: in | HEIGHT: 4 in | DEPTH: 7 in

Origin France
Category Boxes
Period 19th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Three of the tools are missing and ever so slight rub in one other spot on top but not as noticeable. Back left corner has a small crack otherwise in wonderful condition for its age, a box any needle worker would be proud to own.

THB REF: 1237812634 DEALER REF: SI03995


"The olive tree is not cut down for boxes such as this but made from the pruning of the tree that is essential to its growth."