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Ladies Work Box, Sewing & Writing Compendia, Extraordinary
Date/Period: George III


Ladies Work Box, Sewing & Writing Compendia, Extraordinary, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 8.25"; width: 14"; depth: 11.5"

Material: Exotic rosewood, birds eye maple, pine, walnut, and inlays

Condition: Excellent, top lock is functional, drawer lock needs tweaking

Additional Information: An extraordinary example made for a well-to-do lady; sewing,
writing letters and personal beautification facilitated. The lid features a large conch shell
set within oval string inlaid border…within large octagonal birds’ eye panel displaying
chevron inlaid border. The entire case is veneered in the most beautiful rosewood; all
borders inlaid. The fancy rococo style repoussé brass handle backplates feature trilobe
shell segments each with dart…above undulating acanthus leaf and scrolling; carrying
ring is gadrooned. Within the lid is a looking glass set within an inlaid border having a
molded walnut liner. Fitted interior: at back center is a lift-out slide lid box, to the left a
fitted box having three compartments; one containing three matching perfume bottles
with faceted sides and retaining glass stoppers; all appear to be original; also contains a
small slide lid box . This tray with mitered corners and inlaid top edges is above another
box of conforming size. At right are two deep compartments for larger bottles. The front
accommodates a large, fitted tray with a brushed cotton pincushion; this removeable
tray is above a deep storage well. We note that the long tray dividers [left to right] are
not molded as are those running front to back. They are covered in a pink silk and
therefore may be old replacements or the silk is retro. All interior sections lined with pink
paper. The drawer contains a writing slope retaining original green baize; adjusts on
rachet. Under the ebonized pen tray is a storage area for nibs, pens, and pencils. Also,
compartments for pounce and ink bottles. The bottom of case is covered with green felt.
A large, beautiful, and outstanding example.

$1,975.00

659-223


Ladies Work Box, Sewing & Writing Compendia, Extraordinary, entire view 2

Ladies Work Box, Sewing & Writing Compendia, Extraordinary, entire view 3

Ladies Work Box, Sewing & Writing Compendia, Extraordinary, entire view 4

Ladies Work Box, Sewing & Writing Compendia, Extraordinary, entire view 5

Ladies Work Box, Sewing & Writing Compendia, Extraordinary, top view



Neoclassical Inlaid Dome top Work Box
Date/Period: Circa 1800


Neoclassical Inlaid Dome top Work Box, entire view

Measurement: 11.5” x 8.25” x 8”

Material: Satinwood and pine, brass handles

Condition: Good

Additional Information: Georgian Box with drawer with contrasting figured wood edge
banding and inlayed oval panels. The drawer with lock is of dovetail joinery, case is on
compressed ball feet, drawer lied with thin salmon colored paper and traces remain

$985.00

659-196


Neoclassical Inlaid Dome top Work Box, entire view 2




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