Tunbridge Ware Sarcophagus Shaped Sewing Box C1860

Tunbridge Ware Sarcophagus Shaped Sewing Box C1860

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Colour : Multi
Composition: Wood
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.


W14.0 x H6.5 x D9.0



Wear condition


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United Kingdom


19th Century


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