Origin: England/Ireland A fine Victorian sewing (or work) table adorned with mother-of-pearl inlay and papier-mché of Windsor Castle, using period wallpaper. The octagonal table has a fitted interior of velvet and silk and is set upon scrolled feet. These special tables for embroidery and needlework were introduced during the second half of the 18th century and became quite fashionable during the Victorian era. Today, finding a work table in such good condition is a rarity. Circa 1855.
A Victorian Picnic Set, including knives, forks and food containers in a fitted wicker basket, retailed by Drew & Sons, Piccadilly Circus, with silver plate mounted fittings by Garrison. Height 10 x width 15 1/2 x depth 10 1/2 inches.