lot 391

Three sewing boxes 19th century, one marquetry and veneered with a pattern of stepped cubes, opening to reveal compartments above a large drawer, a Napoleonic prisoner of war straw-work box decorated with an arrangement of flowers, the hinged lid opening to reveal three compartments decorated with crossed quivers and heartsease, the last with pink lacquer with boulle work in mother-of-pearl and brass around a porcelain plaque painted with putti, enclosing mother-of-pearl cotton reels and other implements, a document folder containing a photograph, some cracking and fading, 27cm max. (3)