It has a floral pattern embroidered all over in metallic silver threads on the blue silk background. It has a hinged lid although this is starting to fray from age.
It has a different coloured silk edge to the box lid. The hinged lid has shaped sides as well as a shaped front. The back and base have no embroidery. Where the hinge material is just coming away at the back right hand outside corner I can see there is a wood frame and the blue silk is on top of it. No maker's marks or names.
Looking into this sort of silver metallic covered thread embroidered box it could well be Ottoman - Persian in origina.. I would'nt like to say where it was from..
But a lot of work, time and energy has gone into making it. It is a really fabulous box and has done well to survive this long without being thrown out as some would call it a tatty box! It is in good collectable condition with some signs of age and use wear.The top of the lid has become pale and dusty from sun exposure and age. As mentioned, the hinge is started to come away at the back right. 105mm x 70mm x 55mm. The base is 4 inch long x 2 and 3/4 inch x just over 2 inch tall...
The top lid is slightly larger as it fits over the top of the base. See the photographs which do enlarge which form part of the visual description. Please see close up pictures for more detail.The item(s) are shown next to an English 1 penny which is 20mm (11/16th's inch) diameter for scale. If payments for items are made after a Friday at 12pm or a Saturday, please be aware your items will be posted to you the following Monday.
Once an item is the in the postal system any delays are out of my cont rol. See the date it was sent. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.The item "Rare 18thC Blue Silk & Silver Bullion Thread Embroidered Floral Hinged Box" is in sale since Wednesday, June 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Embroidery". The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.