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Workbox

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.94-1935

  • 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 fitted out with four round compartments and a silk satin covered bar which probably originally had two ribbons stretched across it, purpose of this unclear. Each round compartment contains an ivory spool-holder, two still containing their spools, with a small hole in the holder for the metal thread to come out. Each spool-holder with a coded lid, one plain, one with six inset silver stars, one with six inset gold stars, and the fourth with three silver and three gold inset stars.

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, Height: 5.5 cm shagreen box, Depth: 14 cm shagreen box, Height: 3 cm each spool holder, Width: 4.5 cm each spool holder, Circumference: 12.5 cm each spool holder

Materials

Shagreen; Silk satin; Ivory; Metal thread

Categories

Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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