Victorian black walnut thread spool holder circa 1875. Lovely design with pyramid lid, bone rimmed feeder holes, and neat rows of spool pegs. A practical and beautiful sewing accessory. Excellent condition. Measures 8.5 inches square and 3 inches high. Holds twelve thread spools.
Indian brass and silver pierce cut cricket box on turned feet. Made in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Measures 8 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep by 4.5 inches to top of the handle. Beautifully hand made with brass pinning and engraved embellishments. Excellent condition.
Pair of Art Nouveau period fruitwood jewelry boxes circa 1890. Each footed case has a single hand carved and dovetailed drawer. Original brass hardware. Each measures 11.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep and 7.25 inches high. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Unusual Japanese parquetry jewelry or valuables box from the Taisho-Early Showa Period (1912-1945) in wonderful original condition. Abstract geometric zelkova wood inlaid surfaces with inset panels of "cracked porcelain" mosaic designs on the doors. One replaced drawer pull.
Japanese late Edo period painted lacquer box circa 1860-70. Hand painted scenes of an Edo (Tokyo) harbor market with buyers examining wares, including a Westerner; also depicted are a scribe, a noodle-maker, a porter, a priest, and saki drinkers. Measures 10.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches deep and 4.5 inches high.