Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Mother-of-Pearl Sewing Nécessaire

$18,850

About

This captivating Palais Royal sewing nécessaire is crafted of engraved mother of pearl mounted in rich doré bronze. The hinged box contains a removable tray lined with velvet that holds an assortment of exquisitely decorated mother-of-pearl and gilt sewing tools in fitted niches, including scissors, a thimble, an awl, a crochet hook, a needle case and two spoked bobbins. Combined with the exterior's intricate bronze work, this lovely yet practical nécessaire exemplifies the best of Palais Royal artistry and elegance. Circa 1825 with later thimble Measures: 6 5/8" wide x 4 7/8" deep x 4 1/4" high.

Details

  • Creator
    Palais Royal (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.25 in (10.8 cm)Width: 6.63 in (16.85 cm)Depth: 4.88 in (12.4 cm)
  • Style
    Other (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1825
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 31-24831stDibs: LU891123203752

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: New Orleans, LA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
5.0
Located in New Orleans, LA
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 1912
1stDibs seller since 2010
72 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 3 hours
More From This Seller
  • Nécessaire de Voyage
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    This elegant English nécessaire de voyage is veneered with rich coromandel wood with brass inlay. It is protected by rare Bramah locks, making it impeccably suited for carrying every...
    Category

    Antique 19th Century English Other Jewelry Boxes

    Materials

    Crystal, Brass

  • German Mother of Pearl Snuff Box
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    Magnificent layers and inlays of multi-colored mother-of-pearl cover each side of this breathtaking German snuff box. Each incredibly detailed scene is framed by finely engraved yell...
    Category

    Antique 18th Century German Other Decorative Boxes

    Materials

    Gold

  • Mother-of-Pearl and Ormolu Box
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    This beautiful French Palais Royal box is an outstanding treasure inside and out. A gem of the Restoration period, this delicate box is crafted of mother-of-pearl, mounted in fine do...
    Category

    Antique 19th Century French Charles II Decorative Boxes

    Materials

    Bronze

  • Victorian Nécessaire de Voyage
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    A work of extraordinary craftsmanship, this exquisite English vanity case is as much an item of luxury as it is of necessity. Known as a nécessaire de voyage, the case features a lux...
    Category

    Antique 19th Century English Victorian Jewelry Boxes

    Materials

    Velvet, Glass, Wood

  • Victorian Necessaire De Voyage
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    A wonderful English coromandel travel case, or necessaire de voyage, boasts toiletries adorned with Victorian silver, cut crystal, and mother-of-pearl. The case also contains a lower...
    Category

    Antique 19th Century English Victorian Jewelry Boxes

    Materials

    Crystal, Silver

  • Musical Jewelry and Sewing Casket
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    This charming musical jewelry and sewing box is a work of sublime artistry. Almost certainly German or Austrian in origin and crafted of deep, ebonized wood, this chest is adorned wi...
    Category

    Early 20th Century Austrian Other Decorative Boxes

    Materials

    Multi-gemstone

You May Also Like

Victorian Rosewood & Mother-of-Pearl Jewellery/Sewing Box
Located in Norwich, GB
Victorian rosewood and mother-of-pearl jewellery/sewing box having pretty pewter and mother-of-pearl inlay to the top and side, mother-of-pearl lock escutcheon, original pink interio...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

Materials

Rosewood

Antique Walnut Ladies Sewing Box, Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Victorian ladies sewing box with geometric mother of pearl inlay around the top and a mother of pearl inlay medallion at the center. Small compartments in the interior removable sh...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Walnut

Pair of Ring Holders in Mother of Pearl and Gilt Bronze, Palais Royal Work
By Palais Royal
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of Charles X ring holders (baguiers) with ormolu mounts embellished with small flowers. A high backing of mother-of-pearl joins a small, ormolu bowl featuring openwork interlaci...
Category

Antique 1820s French Charles X Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Rare Palais Royal Ormolu + Mother of Pearl Music Box / Jewel Box
By Palais Royal
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A rare and unusual Palais Royal gilded ormolu and Mother of Pearl music box, in the form of a cherub playing a harp, a velvet lined drawer for jewelery, a cherub seated on a stool wh...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Ormolu

19th Century Victorian Period Mother of Pearl Sewing Box
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century Victorian Period black japanned sewing box, of architectural form, decorated throughout with mother of pearl floral veneers and gilded scrollwork, having two doors...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

Victorian Gilt, Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Papier-Mâché Sewing Stand, Ex Christie's
Located in Morristown, NJ
Beautifully decorated mid-late 19th c, England, black lacquered papier-mâché sewing stand. Decorated with gilt, mother-of-pearl and polychrome paint, opening to cloth-lined interior....
Category

Antique 1850s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal, Brass

Antique Rosewood Sewing Box with Brass and Mother of Pearl Inlay, English, 1850
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Antique rosewood sewing box with very fine brass work and mother of pearl inlay, English, 1850, inscribed.  
Category

Antique 1850s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Rosewood

Japanese Lyre Base Sewing Box on Stand with Mother-Of Pearl Inlays, 1880
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Black lacquered wood sewing box on lyre base stand. Both the work box and stand are decorated with abalone and Mother-of-Pearl inlays in a floral composition reflecting the aesthetic...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Anglo-Japanese Decorative Boxes

Materials

Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl, Wood, Lacquer

R & Y Augousti Mother of Pearl Box
Located in Tarrytown, NY
R & Y Augousti mother of Pearl box.
Category

Early 2000s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl

R & Y Augousti Mother of Pearl Box
Located in Tarrytown, NY
R & Y Augousti mother of pearl box.
Category

Early 2000s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery