A Victorian lacquer sewing box

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot Description

A Victorian lacquer sewing box, the exterior decorated in the chinoiserie manner with Chinese court scenes, swing handles to each side, the interior with lift out compartments with some remaining bone sewing accessories, the drawer to the base with further compartments, one with a hinged cover, raised on four bun feet, some wear to the exterior gilding commensurate with age. 370 x 270 x 170mm. CONDITION REPORT: Decoration to the lid considerably worn as typically found on these, Other gilt penwork overall in good to fair condition. Some small chips to the lacquer around the hinges. Pierced filigree bone bobbin frames extant, except one for the front right cavity. bone spindle in rear section cavity slotted to hold (ribbon?), Tray lifts to reaveal lower cavity (nothing in it). Draw opens (need key), similarly sectioed with small cavities. Some loose associated implements (bodkin holder, bone darner, etc) Feet are sympathetically replaced with bronze toned bun feet to front, rear ones mismatched but not visible as set back and in from sides.