Featured Georgian Sewing Box, C. 1810.

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Poisonivy, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    Hi all .....
    With us in the UK being in our third lockdown we haven't been able to go to fairs or antiques centres so I'm bored and struggling for projects now.
    So I dug out this little Georgian box that was in a mess and worked on it for something to do.

    So inside ....
    Some of the sections were there but two of the back ones and the lid were missing, those have been replaced with old bits of wood.
    The fabric I used for the lid is Georgian, I just had enough for that.
    Outside ....
    The little handle is original but the escutcheon was missing, the one I've used is probably Georgian or pretty close, the brass ball feet I took off another Georgian box some time ago and are correct for that box.
    It was once red but someone dyed it brown, so I dyed it darker and polished it up.


    So ...... It isn't the nicest box I have but I'm happy with how it turned out and it should go on for another couple of hundred years :) IMG_2833.jpeg IMG_2885.jpeg IMG_2892.jpeg IMG_2893.jpeg IMG_2886.jpeg
     
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  2. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    And another beautiful restoraton by Poisonivy!
     
  3. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Lovely job!. Another little treasure saved :)
     
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  4. Réjeanne

    Réjeanne New Member

    Beautiful ☺️
     
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  5. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Nice result. Preserving older things so they made be continued to be appreciated and not thrown away is a very worthwhile endeavor. I like how your used materials from the era.
     
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  7. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your lovely comments and likes :)
    Yes, It's such a pity that some things like this are thrown away when they can be saved,
     
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  8. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Or sometimes just remain in their dilapidated condition because people don’t want to risk devaluing it so it just rots away and is lost anyway. This has given it back a use and a purpose to be cherished as you say for years to come :)
     
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  9. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    You're right, before it had little value and it really wasn't pretty to look at :)
     
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  10. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member

    Very nice ! Wish I could motivate myself to do some projects ... have some skin cancer on my nose they will take off in two weeks , it may require some reconstructive surgery ...yikes ! wish me luck...and wear your sunblock !
     
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  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    That’s like awful. Sorry to hear this. Maybe you’ll get a more beautiful nose out of it. Wish you good fortune and a quick and successful surgery.
     
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Not by you.........you bring em back to life !!! Hoooray !!!!
     
  13. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    Thank Komo :)
     
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  14. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    Good luck :)
    I had to have something removed from the bridge of my nose years ago so now I'm more careful.
     
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  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I love that blue. Georgian colours are stunningly bright.
     
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  16. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    Yes, I try to match them as well as I can, Georgian sewing boxes were always that aqua colour, pink, yellow or pale blue, sometimes they had red leather fittings inside, even green and sometimes red velvet interiors :)
     
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  17. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Wow, very nice Ivy, love the colour inside:)
     
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  18. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    Thank you :)
     
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  19. Sedona

    Sedona Well-Known Member


    Good luck on your surgery. It’s good you are getting rid of it.
     
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    judy Well-Known Member

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