The new catalogue from Mark Goodger contains a remarkable Regency sewing box and, being a sucker for antique boxes, I am delighted to showcase it. From the outside, it all looks fairly straight-forward – a kingwood box with ornate brass inlay to the front and top, standing on four turned wooden feet. But open it up and there is an absolute gem of a sewingbox/writing case.
The website has this description:”Opening the door to this exceptional sewing and writing cabinet reveals gold tooled leather book spines, these are in fact three drawers that are disguised as four books with a divider. The books are labelled “British Poets Vol I” & “II” and “British Classics Vol I” & “II”. This impressive regency cabinet contains its original interior. The bottom drawer is paper lined and has a single large compartment for storage. The middle drawer contains several compartments stocked with sewing supplies including thread spools, thimbles, pincushion, tape measure and a fitted tool pad with tweezers, scissors, pricker and needle case. The top drawer features two inkwells, pen tray and other compartments for storing other writing supplies.”