A fine mid-19th century French sewing and writing box

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Lot 796
A fine mid-19th century French sewing and writing box

Sold for £ 1,586 (US$ 2,181) inc. premium
A fine mid-19th century French sewing and writing box
With a fine complement of fittings, the rectangular burr walnut box with mother-of-pearl shield cartouche, the front with matching escutcheon and thumb pull, the front fitted with a spring activated drawer, unfolding to form a writing slope with tooled leather, the lid interior fitted with a removable easel mirror in tooled frame and revealing a green leather and gilt tooled compartment, the lower section of the box in gilt tooled red morocco fitted with removable pincushion with mirror base, a pair of porcelain cylinder jars and covers, a pair of steel winding clamps, a matching pincushion clamp, a pair of ivory reels, a gilt metal inkwell and pounce pot, all arranged around a removable tray fitted with an ivory needlecase with gilt bands, inset arrow and verre eglomise panel inscribed 'Amite', a pair of ivory knitting needle protectors, steel tweezer/earspoon, a pair of ivory handled unpicking tools, an ivory cylinder needlecase, ivory bodkin, ivory tambour hook, ivory folding tweezer/earspoon, ivory handled folding knife, ivory handled seal, cut glass scent bottle and a replacement gilt metal thimble, scissors lacking, complete with a trimmed silk squab, box 28 x 21 x 14cm.

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A fine mid-19th century French sewing and writing box
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