Tunbridge Ware Cube Perspective Sewing Cabinet
Large Rosewood Tunbridge ware sewing cabinet with cube perspective design on the front and top, made from various exotic woods including coconut wood, tulipwood, kingwood, rosewood and coromandel.Once unlocked the top of the tunbridge ware cabinet can be lifted to... Read More
Large Rosewood Tunbridge ware sewing cabinet with cube perspective design on the front and top, made from various exotic woods including coconut wood, tulipwood, kingwood, rosewood and coromandel.Once unlocked the top of the tunbridge ware cabinet can be lifted to reveal a ruched silk backing to the lid and a matching blue paper lined interior with numerous compartments for thread reels, thread winders, thimbles, a needle book and other sewing supplies. The top of the tunbridge cabinet has to be lifted before the door can be opened, once opened it reveals blue paper lined drawers, each with turned wooden handles.
The impressive tunbridge ware sewing cabinet comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.
All our items come with authentication certificate with image, 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.
The History of Tunbridge Ware
Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge, an area of Kent , became popular from the seventeenth Century for the therapeutic properties of the water . By the eighteenth century the place had became a popular resort for people to socialise. Superior shops were set up to sell local work of distinction to visitors as souvenirs. Many of the souvenirs sold were boxes decorated with all sorts of different kinds of designs.
Many of the Tunbridge boxes had a central print with views of such places as castles, churches, pavilions, animals, country scenes and sometimes prints of certain people, such as the Young Prince of Wales. These were surrounded by a variety of bandings and panels of floral and geometric designs.
Perspective Cube and Vandyke were patterns in use during the late 1790s This type of design was sometimes in a three-dimensional effect which gave depth to the design. A variety of exotic timbers would be used on some boxes particularly the Cube perspective and Vandyke patterns. Around this time stick ware and tessellated mosaic patterns became popular.