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Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box


Antique Tunbridge Ware Painted Sewing Box

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.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £45
International £65

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Material Wood
Age C. 1820
Dimensions Width 9 in  (22.86 cm)   Depth 5.50 in  (13.97 cm)  
Height 3.75 in  (9.52 cm)