Every household in the 18th, 19th and 20th century would have a sewing basket. The more genteel lady would pass her time with embroidery and needlework, where as the lady from a lesser household would always be in need of sewing implements to make and repair her family’s clothes, on a regular basis.
This is a Victorian ebonised sewing box with ornate brass and mother of pearl studded decoration. Fitted with a wonderful selection of gilt sewing items in a removable padded tray which lifts out to reveal a space underneath for cottons etc.
The quality and condition of this box and its contents is fabulous.
The box measures 19cm x 13cm x 8.5cm high