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Workbox

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 to ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    shagreen lined in silk satin, containing ivory and tortoiseshell spools and boxes, metal thread & sequins

  • Museum number:

    T.95-1935

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Green shagreen workbox, lined in cerulean blue silk satin. The top is marked out with the initials C.C in small metal studs. The interior divided into three rows containing two ivory spools of fine gilt metal thread and a circular fitted compartment which contains a round ivory box lined with tortoiseshell and containing seven small ivory pots numbered on their lids 1 to 7, each containing tiny silver and gold sequins organised by size.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1780 to ca. 1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

shagreen lined in silk satin, containing ivory and tortoiseshell spools and boxes, metal thread & sequins

Dimensions

Width: 17 cm shagreen box, Depth: 14 cm shagreen box, Height: 5.5 cm shagreen box, Width: 5.5 cm ivory and tortoiseshell box, Circumference: 19 cm ivory and tortoiseshell box

Materials

Shagreen; Silk satin; Tortoiseshell; Ivory; Metal thread; Sequins

Categories

Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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