Sewing Box



Object ID:
1999-10-1
Category:
Household Accessories
Medium:
wood, brass, gesso, lacquer, gilt, ivory
Date:
ca. 1830
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
China
Size:
10 1/2" length x 14" width x 5 1/2" height
Description:
Neo-classical gold and black lacquer decorated ladies work or sewing box. Lift top covers removable fitted tray compartment with numerous sections containing carved ivory sewing implements. Single long drawer below contains areas for holding quill pens and ink bottles - serves as a writing desk (Lockable). Case supported on brass claw feet. Box lacquered and decorated with chinoiserie gilt motifs.

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