Antique Tunbridge Ware Sewing Box with Implements
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Specialty: Sewing: Pre 1900: item # 1168625
Please refer to our stock # 091216 when inquiring.
A beautiful antique Tunbridge Ware sewing box with implements. Completely inlaid with a tumbling blocks design on the top, and a floral design around the base of the box. Truly an exceptional piece. The inside of the lid has a fancy Tunbridge Ware design border with a crinkled velvet center.
There are Tunbridge Ware fittings on the inside of the box which provide covers for the various sections. Contained in the box is a turned wood spool holder, a Tunbridge waxer, a rectangular Tunbridge thread winder, a floral and tumbling block needle book, a Tunbridge stamp holder, and two silver thimbles. Inside the center lift section are a Palais Royale MOP needle case and MOP folding rule.
Tray has two half circle handles enabling the inner tray to be removed to show the blue silk interior.
The box has a lock, but no key.
The base of the sewing box has its original label.
"Edmund Nye manufacturer
Mount Ephraim, and Parade, Tunbridge Wells". This manufacturer was the maker of most Tunbridge Ware items.
Condition: Small chip on the edge of the MOP rule. Box has some crazing on the top and has been waxed to stabilize the finish. Beautiful rich colors to the different woods.
Size: 10 1/2 X 7 3/4 X 4 inches.