A fine early 19th Century tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and ivory work box of bombe sarcophagus form,

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Lot 1100
A fine early 19th Century tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and ivory work box of bombe sarcophagus form,

Sold for £ 1,703 (US$ 2,126) inc. premium
A fine early 19th Century tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and ivory work box of bombe sarcophagus form,
the lid with a raised panel of engraved mother-of-pearl flowers and leaves on a tortoiseshell ground within an ivory border, the concave moulded lid flanked to each side by scroll handles over bombe sides, the front fitted with a white metal escutcheon over a drawer, the whole with pewter and ivory lines and raised on ivory ball feet, the interior with ruched pink silk lid panel over a compartmentalised and lidded interior with three tortoiseshell lids with mother-of-pearl knobs, two fitted pincushions, a needle flannel and a tool tray, the latter with a circular mirror compartment and provision for scissors, thimble, earspoon/tweezer, bodkin, stiletto, needlebook and waxer (only the latter present), the tortoiseshell lid to one side revealing three mother-of-pearl top reels, to the other a fixed three division ivory reel, the drawer with pink watered silk lining, silvered lock stamped "Patent" and "G.R." below a crown twice, original steel key, the box 25.5cm wide, 18cm deep, 14.5cm high.

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