Victorian Walnut And Mother Of Pearl Inlaid Sewing, Trinket & Writing Box c1880

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Seller: cestchicunique (1.554) 100%, Location: Bournemouth , Dorset, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 173991294186 Wonderful example of an English,Victorian inlaid sewing/trinket &writing box First appeared around the latter part of the19th century. A great piece,a place to keep all of your sewing equipment or trinkets and all that you require to communicate by letter. This one even has a compartment inside the lid to conceal private letters. This box is Walnut, inlaid with an intricate mother of Pearl motif to the lid and keyhole. The condition is excellent and the colouring of the wood beautiful. There is a little age related crack to the lid but it doesn’t detract from its beauty (see photos) The interior of the lid is lined with silk and there is a lovely tray in silk with Mother of Pearl handles. There are several compartments for all your sewing bits and pieces of trinkets. Once the tray has been removed, you will see its original ink bottle and tilting pen tray You can then open out the writing slope which is covered leather matching the colour of the silk interior (some damage see photos). A little silk pull can be opened then to reveal a compartment used for writing materials. This lovely box is in great Antique condition, however it should be noted,there will be some historic repairs and signs of wear,consistent with an item of this age. This box would look great in any home and would be a lovely & useful gift,keepsake or heirloom. The box measurements are 30cm wide x 22.5cm deep x 15cm high when closed. When open the slope is 38.5cm deep **Will combine postage, please add your items to basket and request an invoice****Happy to ship to most international destinations, please message for individual shipping costs****Every order we dispatch is packed with great care therefore please be aware that a percentage of the p&p cost is for postage and a percentage is for the packaging materials that we try to keep to a minimum** Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Age: 1850-1899, Style/ Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Sub-Type: Walnut, Original/Repro: Original, Product Sub-Type: Jewellery writing sewing boxes

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