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Antique, used & pre-owned, with some signs of age & use. Please see the full item description below

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14 Feb, 2014 19:07:06 GMT
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Seller notes: Antique, used & pre-owned, with some signs of age & use. Please see the full item description below & view all photographs provided.
Product: Boxes Age: 1850-1899
Product Sub-Type: Sewing Boxes Original/Repro: Original
Sub-Type: Specimen Wood Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
Style/ Period: Victorian







Sewing Box.


Wonderful 19th Century sewing box,

with excellent marquetry decoration to all sides,

with a central Folk Art design of a pair of oxen drawing a sleigh

with wonderfully naive "scrimshaw" detailing to the figures in the scene.

The name "Madeira" has been inlaid above the scene 

& has the maker's initials of "IM" incised into the flowing banner below. 

within an intricate banded border,

with wonderful contrasting colour & tone.

(please see pics.)


Within the box is a removable tray compartment,

with carved handles & sections to store sewing accessories.

To the centre is circular fabric covered insert 

to hold pins or needles.

It has a very hand made, folk art & almost pow work look to it,

lovingly crafted, entirely by hand with great character & charm.

(please see pics.)

A superb quality sewing box

with a fabulous, deep rich colour & decorative inlay.

(please see pics.)


Completely original & exactly as we found it.

No key.

 (please see pics.)


9.75 inches wide x 3.5 inches tall 

(25cm wide x 9cm tall)



Totally original & fresh to the market.

Completely as found with no restoration.

Antique, used & pre-owned,

with some signs of age & use, as you would expect.

(please see pics).

The inlay is original throughout.  

There are some very small areas of splitting to the central scene of the veneer,

but these are very small, fine & stable. 

(please see pics #7 & 8.)

There are 2 old splits to the solid wood base,

however, these cannot be seen when the box is displayed & 

do not effect it's use,

with a tiny amount of gapping to left side of the lid when closed.

(please see pics#5,6,11 & 12.)

1 tiny sliver chip to 1 piece of veneer only at the front of the box,

with 1 small sliver chip to the wood veneer to the reverse near the hinge,

but these are both hard to see when displayed & 

are mentioned for accuracy only.

(please see pics.) 

Some rubbing & visible little marks to the surface of all sides,

 as you would expect from a 19th Century working antique,

with some light remnants of old glue to the inside of the lid,

where there may have been a pin cushion,

but good decoration, fully functional & ready to use.

(Please see all photographs that show the exact item condition.)

This would benefit from a rub & polish,

but we sell all items exactly as we acquire them.

(please see pics.)

Otherwise it is very good throughout for it's age & use


 it displays beautifully.

(please see all of the photographs provided, that show the exact item condition.)




Please read carefully before bidding.

We are a professional full time business with over 20 years experience in the field of antiques & interiors.

All of our items are antique, pre-owned & vintage,therefore show some signs of age & use.

We prefer payment via Paypal & this will also speed up dispatch for you.

All our packages are sent via a Signed-for service, this includes all International packages.

We always retain the proof of postage/receipt for all items.

Some postal costs may include a very small percentage for packaging materials to ensure the safe delivery of all your items.

We use quality professional packaging materials,

including large air seal bubblewrap for extra safety & all parcels are clearly marked Fragile.

We will gladly combine the postage for you on multiple purchases where possible.

We post items very quickly following receipt of payment

& we will also contact you to confirm the item has been dispatched for you.

Please make your payment within 4 days of the auction ending.

 Quick payment results in quick dispatch.

 Unpaid items will automatically be re-listed after this time

& the non-paying buyer immediately reported to ebay for non-payment.

Only bid if you agree to all of the terms listed,

by placing a bid, you are committing to buy the item should you win.

Always contact us through our ebay message service for a prompt reply.

We will gladly assist with any questions that you have about our listings

& if you require further information on an item, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We value our customers very highly & offer a fast, efficient & professional service.

If for any reason you feel we have not provided a 5* service

 in each DSR category when leaving feedback, please let us know.

Thank you very much indeed for your interest in this item


 the very best of luck if you choose to bid.



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