755 North Main Street (Rt. 7) Sheffield, MA 01257 United States 413.229.8169
Email Dealer


Sold Sold

Late Regency Chinoiserie Penwork Box, Circa 1830

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Penwork on Wood, Brass, Paper Lining
W. 9 in; H. 3.5 in; D. 6 in;
W. 22.86 cm; H. 8.89 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use
Creation Date Circsa 1830
Description A rectangular ladies work box decorated with chinoiserie penwork designs surrounded by stylized flowers and foliage. The top features a musician entertaining two courtly ladies in a garden scene. The hinged top opens revealing compartments lined in blue sugar paper. The box sits on brass ball feet.

Penwork was mostly practiced from 1815 to 1850 and is related to japanning, invented in the seventeenth century to imitate the exotic lacquer cabinets from China and Japan that were very popular and very expensive. Like needlework and other crafts of the day, it was done predominately by ladies who had time on their hands but who had artistic ability.
Styles / Movements Regency
Dealer Reference Number 7271
Incollect Reference Number 142434
Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.