English Regency sewing box, sarcophagus form, burl elmwood veneer with diamond and line inlay along top edge and center, fitted velvet interior with removable tray, lower drawer with brass fruit basket handle, side brass patera and ring handles and brass lion paw feet. 7-1/2 x 12 x 10 inches. Circa 1815. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Few scattered losses to diamond inlay along top edges, see back left and front right. Splits, veneer lifting and losses front right corner, side and edge and rubbing to front left top and right side. Left rear foot and drawer pull are loose.
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