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Tunbridge Ware Sarcophagus Shaped Sewing Box c1860

Heading : Tunbridge Ware Sarcophagus Shaped SEwing Box c1860

Period : Victoria
Origin : England 
Colour : Multi
 
Composition: Wood

Size :  6.5cm height, 14cm width, 9cm depth
Condition : Surface scratching, velvet worn, paper liner shows age, 2mm loss to lip.
Restoration : None 
Weight: 176 grams 

Tunbridge Ware became synonymous with the spa town Royal Tunbridge Wells in the 19th century as wealthy tourists flocked to take the waters, promenade along The Walks, now known as The Pantiles, and enjoy the local sights.  The intricate tesserae designs became more and more elaborate and manufacturers such as Thomas Barton, Edmund Nye and Henry Hollamby applied them to every manner of usable and attractive objects.

In original condition this unusual sarcophagus shaped sewing box still retains it's original velvet cushion and lining paper.   Of rosewood construction it is decorated with tessellated borders and stands on four bun feet.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 2019121013
  • Availability: Sold
  • £135.00

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