An early 19th century French mother of pearl sewing and writing box
Lot 776
An early 19th century French mother of pearl sewing and writing box
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An early 19th century French mother of pearl sewing and writing box

the burr wood box inlaid with a mother of pearl cartouche and escutcheon, the hinged cover opening to reveal a silk-lined interior fitted with mirror to underside and four corner receivers holding two perfume bottles and two inkwells, the felt lined tray containing a quantity of mother of pearl writing and sewing accoutrements including a pen knife, a caddy spoon, a desk seal, a letter opener, a needle case, a pen, a ruler, a folding ruler, a bodkin and stiletto, each with a vacant gilt-metal cartouche, the box 15.3cm high, 37cm wide.

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  • Please note this box was produced in the Palais Royal area of Paris
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  1. Michael Lake
    Specialist - European Sculpture and Works of Art
    Bonhams
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    Unit 1, Sovereign Park
    London, NW10 7QP
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 8963 2813 x26813
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