ANTIQUE PALAIS ROYAL MULBERRY SEWING BOX
Stock Number: mof0570/sum12
A lovely Palais Royal mulberry sewing box, the top with cut steel decoration and a mother or pearl oval lozenge inscribed ‘Reconnor S Scance Octobre 1821’ on steel ball feet, opening the lid revels a mirror lined top, silk cushion, removable tray containing a selection of mother of pearl tools, including snowflake winders, stiletto, thimble, needle case, scissors and cut glass scent bottle.
The History of Palais Royal
For collectors of thimbles needlework tools, and needlework boxes some of the most beautiful and sought-after pieces are known collectively as ‘Palais Royal’. The name refers to the Palace in Paris, built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629. It was originally known as Palais Cardinal but on the death of Richelieu it passed into the ownership of the French royal family.
Promenade of the gallery of the Palais Royal