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: 9¾ in | HEIGHT: 4 in | DEPTH: 7 in
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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.