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Ivory House Sewing Box

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Anglo Indian Vizagapatam ivory and sandalwood sewing box in the form of a house, the exterior decorated with trees and fortifications. The hinged lid of the anglo indian Vizagapatam house reveals a divided interior with pin cushions, twin-lidded compartments and... Read More


SKU: 500199 Categories: ,
Dimensions 15 × 11 × 15 cm
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Description

Description

Anglo Indian Vizagapatam ivory and sandalwood sewing box in the form of a house, the exterior decorated with trees and fortifications. The hinged lid of the anglo indian Vizagapatam house reveals a divided interior with pin cushions, twin-lidded compartments and other sewing tools. To the side is a drawer which can only be accessed once the Ivory house is in its open position and the silver pin is removed.

These exotic pieces were crafted with ivory veneer, retailed in Madras and Calcutta by the English and Dutch East India Companies, but primarily manufactured in Vizagapatam on the northern Coromandel Coast.

This charming Ivory house sewing box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Provenance:

“Items from an extensive collection built up over the last 30 years by a serious collector of interesting and important boxes and other unusual sewing tools. This represents a lifelong interest in the subject, and includes many interesting pieces.”

Quotes from the lovely passionate collector.

“Each item were all purchased because they spoke to me – an instant buzz – a connection somehow with the box – and then the joy of finding the small contents which bring the boxes back to life – I have loved and cherished each and every one.”

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 11 × 15 cm
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SKU 500199