Antique English Boulle Sewing Box by EdwardsSKU: by Mark Goodger
Antique English Boulle Sewing Box by Edwards
Circa Date : 1830
Materials : Brass
Country of Origin : United Kingdom
Size 15 cm H x 29 cm W x 20 cm D
Wonderful boulle Sewing Box with engraved brass and red tortoiseshell standing on four brass bottom feet. The interior is lined with blue paper and has a blue silk ruched backed lid. It features a removable tray with several compartments including four superb Ivory thread spools, two thimbles, a perfume bottle, needle books and a tool pad complete with scissors, tweezers and other tools. Underneath this main tray is single storage compartment. David Edwards of 21 King Street, Bloomsbury Square was Writing Box and Case maker to the Royal family and inventor of the patent military travelling case. He also made tea chests, jewellery boxes, sewing boxes and canteen cases of the highest quality. He and his brother Thomas were also known to have worked from James Street and Orange Street. Edwards was known for using the highest quality timbers, intricate inlaid brass, decorative handles and complex mechanisms for secret compartments. He was bought out by Asprey in 1859 and had two royal warrants from King George IV and Queen Victoria.
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