Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box
Antique Spa Sewing Box

Antique Spa Sewing Box

c. 1770 United Kingdom

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A rare and beautifully decorated Spa Sewing Box, depicting skillfully hand-decorated scenes around the Belgian town of Spa in the Ardennes mountains. Each detailed scene is framed with two single green lines, with the top having a floral gold leaf pattern around its outside edge, and is hand-painted with the location of each scene. The front shows Geronstere; the right, Tonnelet; the back, Juslenville; the left, Marteau, and the top, La Sauveniere.

Opening the box reveals the lid that has pink ruched silk and a wooden frame with a central mirror plate. The base has two removable hinged boxes; again each one expertly decorated with the scenes La Cascade de Coo and Marteau Gate. In between these is a removable pincushion; in front of these is another removable tray fitted with two circular card boxes; under this is an array of sewing tools. The box is sectioned out for more tools & accessories including seven spool compartments. To the front is a drawer, which can only be accessed by removing a brass pin to the right of the box lock; pulling on the turned bone handle to the front reveals this fabulous drawer and its many original contents; it features two retractable winder reels made of sycamore and bone. A tray is fitted out with more pieces including two penwork sycamore winders depicting a cat and head with a bonnet; two thread spools located in ideal sized compartments, three lace butterflies, with two small painted trinket boxes. In the central compartment there is a bone nail file, a thick paper thread winder, and a small book titled “Plain prayers of children”.

Underneath this tray is further storage space containing various items. Including a leather coin purse, needle book and lace. Also inside is a newspaper cutting from 1923 reporting the wedding of Mr. Claude Lalonde and Miss Violet Newman, as well as a note detailing whom within the Newman/Lalonde family the box originally belonged to.

Complete with a working lock and tasselled key.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £65
International £85

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Dimensions
Height 4.75 inch (12.06 cm)
Width 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Depth 8.25 inch (20.95 cm)
Medium
Wood, Velvet
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