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Palais Royal Tortoiseshell Sewing Box


Palais Royal Tortoiseshell Sewing Box

A fabulous, unusually shaped tortoiseshell Palais Royale Sewing Box with ornate faceted cut-steel decoration, oval escutcheon and delicate carry handle. Sits on an ivory plinth on top of four cut-steel ball feet.

Opening the exquisitely made palais royal sewing box lid reveals a mirror plate, embroidered silk cushion and removable tray holding a selection of sewing tools (three of which bear an enamelled pansy, the famed Palais Royal trademark), four snowflake winders with gold thread, stiletto, needle case, scissors, thimble, needle and cut-glass scent bottle.

Provenance: Part of a lady’s antiques collection from a Parisian château.

The palais royal box comes with fully working lock and tasselled key and is featured in our latest catalogue. Exhibited at BADA 2019

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, how to look after your antique booklet, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office. Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £45
US £65
Rest of the World £85

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Material Tortoiseshell, Ivory, Steel, Silk
Age C. 1820
Dimensions Width 8 in  (20.32 cm)   Depth 5 in  (12.70 cm)  
Height 2.75 in  (6.98 cm)