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Chinese Export Gilt Decorated Sewing Box with Provenance

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2662 Chinese export gilt decorated lacquered lift-top sewing box in black and gold with landscape and figural decoration. The original tray with sections and 2 lidded compartments contains original ivory implements including thimble, needlecase, thread winders, bobbins, thread holders, etc. A drawer opens to reveal several compartments, one with a beautifully decorated lid. There are metal feet and bail handles. Mid 19th century. Approx. 6 in. high x 13 in. wide x 10 in. deep.

In good condition for its age, with fading of the gilt and minor splits in the lacquer as would be expected.

Provenance: Descended in the family of Barney Green, Sag Harbor, Long Island whaling master.

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2662 Chinese Gilt and Lacquered Sewing Box
Item# 2662

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