Georgian octagonal sewing box with bags of character. Every aspect of this box is original aside from the key (for decorative purposes only). Octagonal single layer sewing boxes were popular during the Georgian period. This particular example also reflects the fashion at the time of producing souvenir items. The whitewood box is in fine condition with just a thin hairline fracture at the back edge of the lid (very stable) and a slight distortion of the lid. There are 9 different images including birds in flight, rural scenes, historic buildings and one maritime image. There are slight imperfections here and there, but they are generally in very good condition. Opens to reveal a fitted interior with all dividers present with the original lining throughout. To state the obvious, the box has not been stripped and refinished and the slight discolouration and unspoilt patina certainly adds rather than detracts from the item. I am sure that with some research that most, if not all of the buildings could be identified. A nice example of this type of box.
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