Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box

Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box
Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box
Offered by: Mark Goodger Antiques
Dealer reference: 319456

Description

Early painted Tunbridge Ware sewing box with a lockable sliding lid, decorated with a rural scene with a figure fishing.

The interior is lined with pink paper. The tunbridge sewing box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Tunbridge Ware items originate from the beautiful spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. We always have a very good selection which showcase the techniques of tessellated mosaic, stickware, perspective cube mosaic, vandyke and painted pen work.

Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge in Kent, England became popular in the 17th Century for their therapeutic waters. By the 18th century Tunbridge Wells was a hugely popular Spa resort. Shops and stalls were set up to sell local work of distinction to visitors as souvenirs. Many of the original boxes were decorated with all sorts of different kinds of designs.

Many of the Tunbridge boxes had a central image with views of castles, churches, pavilions, animals, country scenes and sometimes people, such as the Young Prince of Wales. These were surrounded by a variety of bandings and panels of floral and geometric designs.

Height: 3.75inch (9.53 cm)
Width: 9.00inch (22.86 cm)
Depth: 5.50inch (13.97 cm)

Date

Circa 1820

Price

£575.00

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