A lovely later 19th century Victorian plush velvet sewing box with lift out tray. Inside of box is lined in velvet and satin. Sides of tray and inside sides of large compartment are of a leatherette. Inside of lid is decorated with hand embroidery of silk flora.
Tray consist of 6 compartments and was found with the spools of thread. All of which are silk. Except for the threads, no other tools or sewing notions found in the box. Maybe all of the 4 outer compartments were used just for thread? Middle compartment, I believe, held a waxer or possibly pincushion.
The box sits on four footed brass feet. Metal lock but no key. Silver plated shield on the lid of box is inscribed F. Siegel Jr, Columbus, Ohio. (A nice tidbit of history to know who owned this treasure).
Size of the box is 9-1/2" long x 7-3/4" wide x 4-1/2" tall. Condition of the box is good with expected normal wear to edges etc. A tiny bit more with small lifting of fabric at one corner (see photo). Silver shield does show some scratches across the surface but still very nice. Again, normal wear.