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    Canton Export Black Lacquer Sewing Box - Qing Dynasty

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    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Canton Export Black Lacquer Sewing Box - Qing Dynasty

    M894

    £1,350

    This gilt black lacquer Chinese Export sewing box is in excellent condition. Work boxes like these weres made in Canton for export to wealthy members of the British Georgian & American upper class in the Qing dynasty between 18th and early 20th centuries. This particular form of work box was made in the early 19th century when Chinoiserie was all the rage.

    Decorated in delicate gilt and black lacquer, is made in the typical form with brass swan neck handles. It comes complete with original contents, a removable inner compartment, and front sliding drawer. One of the bone spindles is inscribed with the name 'THOMAS', likely the first or surname of the original owner. 


    These pieces are fragile pieces of history and are usually found damaged especially the tops, however, the condition of this piece is outstanding. This sewing box has been checked over in our workshop and small restorations made to stop the aging process.

    Export jewelry cabinets, games boxes & tea caddies were also made. 

     

    Dimensions:

    33 x 23 x 14  (wxdxh cms)


    References:

    Similar examples and further information can be found in The Decorative Arts of The China Trade by Crossman.

    A sewing table with an identical border design dated circa 1835 can be found at the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem and Colour Plate 100 of the below book. 

     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £15
    More delivery options available at checkout

    Dimensions: W33 x D23 x H14 cm


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    This gilt black lacquer Chinese Export sewing box is in excellent condition. Work boxes like these weres made in Canton for export to wealthy members of the British Georgian & American upper class in the Qing dynasty between 18th and early 20th centuries. This particular form of work box was made in the early 19th century when Chinoiserie was all the rage.

    Decorated in delicate gilt and black lacquer, is made in the typical form with brass swan neck handles. It comes complete with original contents, a removable inner compartment, and front sliding drawer. One of the bone spindles is inscribed with the name 'THOMAS', likely the first or surname of the original owner. 


    These pieces are fragile pieces of history and are usually found damaged especially the tops, however, the condition of this piece is outstanding. This sewing box has been checked over in our workshop and small restorations made to stop the aging process.

    Export jewelry cabinets, games boxes & tea caddies were also made. 

     

    Dimensions:

    33 x 23 x 14  (wxdxh cms)


    References:

    Similar examples and further information can be found in The Decorative Arts of The China Trade by Crossman.

    A sewing table with an identical border design dated circa 1835 can be found at the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem and Colour Plate 100 of the below book. 

     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £15
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    • Guaranteed authenticity on all antique pieces (where dated)

    • Every item is in stock in the UK

    • We'll contact you to arrange a suitable delivery date

    • Hassle free returns

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    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

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    • - Small items: £7.50

    • - Medium Sized items: £15

    • - Fragile Medium items: £20

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    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - If you are not happy with your order, send it back with our delivery drivers. 

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces at enquiries@indigo-uk.com, Livechat or calling +44 1672 564722

    Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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