Originally, ladies small work tables, usually with a detachable or lift-up lid, containing a bag or basket of silk, in which sewing and other needlework could be stored. There was generally a tray beneath the lid containing compartments for cotton, thread, needles and so on, and beneath that a well, with a lined interior and the exterior in either timber or fabric. There are also combination sewing tables that may include a chequer-board top, or a hinged top that opens for games. These tables may have a drawer under the top, with the compartments for sewing equipment, and the well sliding out from under the drawer frame.
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A Chinese red lacquered sewing table, Canton, second quarter 19th century, the octagonal work box painted with figures and pagodas in a landscape within a border of dragons, the interior fitted with compartments and bone and ivory implements, above a later
English Regency period Tunbridge ware sewing table, inlaid with parquetry of various exotic woods, the top opening to a fitted interior, the lock plate stamped Carman, 114 Newgate Street, raised on a turned stem supported by a platform raised on four swept
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