#6128 - Piano Workbox
This incredible figural sewing workbox is
in the form of a lovely piano. It measures 11 3/4" x 7" x 6" high. The grain of the wood used is quite beautiful, as are the bone piano keys. The
piano stands on four lovely and delicately turned dark wood legs.
The inside lid has a chenille edged mirror which is fairly cloudy. The velvet-lined fitted tray holds the following sewing tools: silver scissors, stiletto, needlecase and thimble (a replacement), steel
tweezers/earspoon and a second pair of scissors, and a cut crystal scent bottle with its original stopper and a silver top. In addition there are two wonderful pincushions with
metal embroidery and silver spangles.
The four circular mirrors in the tray would probably have held four mother of pear silkwinders, which are missing. One
of the small mirrors is missing its chenille edging and there is also a bodkin missing.
But, all of the other tools are there and are original (except the thimble). The silver scissors have been repaired. There would also have originally been a music movement in the bottom of the
box, which is missing. In spite of a few condition problems, this is still a lovely and rare sewing workbox.
$3675 New Price $2485