Fabulously shaped Spa box by Louis and Emile Misson. Mainly made from birch with a sycamore panel to the top. With fine detailed painted scenes of Belgian Spa towns including La Sauvenière, La Geronstere, & Tonnelet. The interior is painted green with a large fully fitted removable tray that stands on turned legs. The tray has three lids, two painted with more spa scenes, a central pin cushion with flowers next to a pair of scissors, and two turned wooden painted cotton barrels, six wooden thread reels, a removable crescent shaped pin cushion, painted needle case and an assortment of sewing accessories and tools.
Inside the box is the original makers’ label which reads: ‘Fabrique d’ouvrages vernis de Louis et Emile Misson, Peintres, a l’hotel de Lorraine, en face du Pouhon, No. 168, a Spa’ which translates to ‘Made from varnished works of Louis and Emile Misson, painters, at Lorraine Hotel, opposite The Pouhon, No. 168, Spa’. Their works were exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851, their catalogue entry reading ‘Table, work-boxes, writing-cases, cigar and needle-cases, knitting and glove-boxes, and various other articles, all beautifully painted with flowers and designs.’