Here we have a good example of a red leather covered child's sewing box from the early Victorian Era. It once belonged to Patricia Knatchbull, the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, with close ties to Britains royal family third cousin to Queen Elizabeth the Second, Ms. Knatchbull also known as Lady Patricia belonged to what an official biography called a dynasty of royal, political and wealthy relations.
She was born without a formal title, the elder daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten, Britains onetime First Sea Lord and its last imperial viceroy in India. Through her marriage in 1946 to the moviemaker John Knatchbull, the seventh Baron Brabourne, she became Lady Brabourne. She inherited the title Countess Mountbatten of Burma after the mayhem on Aug. 27, 1979, when the family fishing boat, the Shadow V, was bombed by the Irish Republican Army off the coast of Ireland.As images show it features a padded silk fitted interior lid with sepia print, sadly this has some melting to the silk revealing the padding beneath, it also features various fitted compartments housing sewing tools. It has no loss to the red leather covering and the lock plate is intact with a turning key to close. It measures 6" wide by 5" deep by 2 high. Please see all images for detail. The item "Early Victorian Child's Sewing Box With Provenance c1840" is in sale since Saturday, October 30, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Sewing\Boxes & Baskets". The seller is "the-pink-cottage" and is located in South West. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.