Sewing Box by Edwards
1887/18: A beautifully fitted Regency period SEWING BOX by the famous company of Edwards: boxmakers to George IV; William IV and Victoria. The finely figured rosewood case is inlaid with brass scrollwork to the lid and front, and opens to reveal the wonderful set of sewing tools & equipment. These include: full set of 6 MOP cotton reels (gold centre bosses?); cut-glass scent bottle (gold top); two silver thimbles and a central tray of tools comprising scissors; pencil corkscrew; bodkin etc.whilst to the rear is a pair of MOP-backed needle cases. Vacant compartments feature shallow gabled lids (an Edwards 'hallmark') whilst within the lid is a ruched silk-fronted wallet for pattens etc. Gorgeous! 12 x 9 x 6ins.
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