Trinity House Sewing box with a view of a Tea Clipper on the top, veneered in walnut with fantastic patination.
The interior is lined with pattern blue paper and features a removable tray with several compartments and pin cushion. The underside of the lid is padded with velvet with an image of a bird on a branch.
This sewing box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.
These type of boxes were made by Lighthouse Keepers who worked for "Trinity House" the name given to Light house keepers. They sold these inlaid parquetry boxes directly to the sailing captains and owners of the ships as gifts for loved ones during their weeks or months at sea.
United Kingdom £25
- Wood, Velvet
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