Chinese Export Gilt Decorated Sewing Box with Provenance
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.