Cordys

A Regency tortoiseshell sarcophagus sewing box

Estimate: $400 - $800


Lot Description

A Regency tortoiseshell sarcophagus sewing box, fine ivory edging, the fitted interior with multiple compartments, lids and two bone reels to the top tier. Hinges faulted. 280 x 190 x 155mm. CONDITION REPORT: The hinges, one broken out and loose, one broken and reglued (roughly), some of the wire inlaid stringing standing slightly proud, small chip by keyhole escutcheon and small ding on top. Lock tongue is caught in lock mechanism. Additional online images show these aspects and are annotated with condition notes.