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Gilt Lacquer Chinese Export Sewing Box with Contents
Item Details
Description
Gilt lacquer chinoiserie sewing box, filled with needlework implements. Rectangular case with canted corners, the lid and base decorated with gilt vignettes of figures engaged in various activities and Asian landscapes, amid scrolling foliate decoration. Raised on gilt and enameled winged dragon feet. Hinged lid opens to reveal various sewing implements in a removable fitted interior, including two lift top compartments decorated with Chinese figures in landscapes. Implements include thimble, thread holders, and bobbins, many with intricate carving, together with other various sewing tools. Box also contains a lower drawer fitted with a central decorated lift top compartment flanked by dividers. Two brass side handles. 6 1/4" H x 14 3/4" W x 10 3/8" D. Chinese, 19th century.

Private Chattanooga, TN collection.
Condition
Box in overall very good condition with scattered minor use wear, mainly to edges, old repair to left side of lower drawer. A few implements with minor damage, most overall very good condition.
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Gilt Lacquer Chinese Export Sewing Box with Contents

Estimate $600 - $650
Jan 29, 2022
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Starting Price $300
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0022: Gilt Lacquer Chinese Export Sewing Box with Contents

Sold for $2,800
32 Bids
Est. $600 - $650Starting Price $300
Winter Fine Art & Antique Auction: Day 1
Jan 29, 2022 9:00 AM EST
Buyer's Premium 28%

Lot 0022 Details

Description
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Gilt lacquer chinoiserie sewing box, filled with needlework implements. Rectangular case with canted corners, the lid and base decorated with gilt vignettes of figures engaged in various activities and Asian landscapes, amid scrolling foliate decoration. Raised on gilt and enameled winged dragon feet. Hinged lid opens to reveal various sewing implements in a removable fitted interior, including two lift top compartments decorated with Chinese figures in landscapes. Implements include thimble, thread holders, and bobbins, many with intricate carving, together with other various sewing tools. Box also contains a lower drawer fitted with a central decorated lift top compartment flanked by dividers. Two brass side handles. 6 1/4" H x 14 3/4" W x 10 3/8" D. Chinese, 19th century.

Private Chattanooga, TN collection.
Condition
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Box in overall very good condition with scattered minor use wear, mainly to edges, old repair to left side of lower drawer. A few implements with minor damage, most overall very good condition.

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