Palais Royal Sewing Box

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Palais Royal Sewing Box

A fabulous, unusually shaped tortoiseshell sewing box with ornate faceted cut-steel decoration, oval escutcheon and delicate carry-handle. Sits on an ivory plinth on top of four cut-steel ball feet. Opening the lid reveals a mirror plate, embroidered silk cushion and removable tray holding a selection of sewing tools (three of which bear an enamelled pansy, the famed Palais Royal trademark), four snowflake winders with gold thread, stiletto, needle case, scissors, thimble, needle and cut-glass scent bottle. Part of a lady’s antiques collection from a Parisian château.

Circa 1820.