Absolutely spectacular---Antique Style Victorian Edwardian Romantic Silk Ribbonwork Embroidery and Antique Metallic Lace sewing basket/jewelry box/boudoir keepsake box---or just a wonderful place to keep your finest treasures......This ONE OF A KIND (and ready to ship immediately---FREE SHIP for US buyers!) breathtaking beauty is lavished with tons of antique metallic laces and trims in lots of different designs and types, as well as generous swaths of delicate hand-embroidered-by-me silk ribbon roses, buds and leaves, iridescent glass beads and tiny vintage sequins. I'm absolutely in love with the art of doing intricate and beautiful silk ribbon embroidery and I'm never-endingly inspired to design my own very antique-inspired pieces that incorporate some of the exquisite laces, trims & materials in my substantial stash, with elegant, precise & clean rather than "tattered" details....you won't find any raw edges or haphazardly tacked-on doilies or bits here, only the fabulous vintage elements and fine-couture quality finishing that is the standard for all my creations. Watch for more beauties like this coming up shortly, as I'm planning a whole new line of similar exquisite handworks as well as more hats and clothing....I've had so many wonderful comments from viewers lately that they can see how much I truly love what I do and that it shines through every piece of my work....and that makes me indescribably happy!
PLEASE BE SURE to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and shipping times, BEFORE asking any questions---and do be absolutely positive this piece will match your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns. This piece is one of a kind and ready to ship immediately....I will not be duplicating this beauty again and my previous boxes have sold out almost immediately, so don't hesitate as there will not be another exactly like this one.
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I must take a moment to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who've become fans of my work...I love to know that my pieces inspire and delight others and am so appreciative of your wonderful encouragement and praise. :-) Am also very proud to have created the jewelry for America's Got Talent finalist and extraordinary performer, Prince Poppycock, for his last four performances on NBC's AGT during August and September, 2010! Please check out my fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/SavannahParkerDesigns on Facebook as I have many MORE photos of each of my items there, posted there in fullsize albums...be sure to click "like" on my FB page and you will be among the very first to see my newest creations + special offers just for my Facebook followers. I also have websites at Savannahparker.com and Savannahparker.net as well, and am on Instagram as "savannahparkerdotcom" so do come and visit :-)
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....Am now translating that love to my own contemporary creations and using all the fine extraordinary antique and vintage materials, laces, trims, beads etc that I've collected for more than 30 years in these wonderful pieces....along with the finest of hand sewing and one of a kind details. Everything I create is individually hand made solely by me and has the very best of my carefully hoarded private stash of superb old accents (I use ONLY vintage materials that are in pristine, freshly-cleaned condition---no deteriorating, too-aged or rotting pieces EVER) plus the finest of modern silks, cottons and wools that I can find.....resulting in a fabulous truly authentic vintage look piece. Impeccable professional workmanship and design are the hallmarks here!
This incredible, one of a kind piece with a nostalgic antique lilac Victorian Rococo theme was inspired by my love of antique Victorian, Edwardian and 1920's style and the delicate, beautiful beaded and embroidered pieces that were made to accent rooms, tables, boudoirs, etc......this gorgeous basket is functional as well as exquisite as it's big enough to be used to store so many things----everything from sewing accoutrements to gloves or jewelry, even to hide those unsightly modern remote controls! ;-) I used a wonderful vintage woven hinged oval sewing basket in a soft dusty lavender to start, and added dainty vintage silk trims in rich shades of lilac, lavender and rose pink, vintage metallic woven gold and pink antique trim, fabulous shimmering dusty mint green and metallic gold banding edging the top, yellow & green rococo garland handsewn onto gorgeous deep lilac wide silk ribbon banding, and antique handmade crochet lace, with vintage pale dusty lavender silk satin ribbon twining all around the movable handle and finishing with large iridescent lilac/rose pink wired vintage ribbon bows at either side and in front. The piece de resistance is, of course, the padded silk top which I created as the lid of this fantastic basket-box: I began with a base of fine, shimmery vintage lilac silk brocade which I custom dyed, and then added layers of several types of exquisite, genuine Edwardian and 20's era shimmery antique metallic gold laces, then over this I embroidered lavish garlands of fabulous yellow and orchid/pink ombre silk ribbon full-blown roses and buds, soft green silk ribbon leaves accented by sprays of pale iridescent yellow glass oval bead flowers and stems. These surround a central applique of an antique Marie Antoinette-era lady in lilacs and pinks printed on fabric, trimmed all around with lilac vintage trim, metallic gold lace and antique yellow silk roses rococo trim, accented with tiny iridescent orchid pink and yellow iridescent glass beads and tiny vintage iridescent yellow sequins.
The box is meticulously and beautifully lined on the inside with soft, shimmery vintage lilac jacquard fabric and matching lavender trim, with silk ribbon braces to hold the lid in place when opened; and the front loop closure is finished off with a marvelous jeweled decoupage cameo pendant that I also made, featuring the same Marie Antoinette lady portrait as on the embroidered top, surrounded by jonquil yellow rhinestones and set in brass, finished off by a dainty tiny yellow rhinestone dangle!
Perfect size for a tabletop yet roomy enough to hold many things---measurements of this dainty oval beauty are 9--1/2" across from handle to handle, by 7--1/4" top to bottom by 4" deep, about 8--1/2" tall with the handle in upright position; a very nice and comfortable size and not too small to hold all the necessities. Fabulous gift for a very special person and a wonderful functional piece, or even just for a gorgeous display!
Complete photo albums of all the details of each of my creations are always available to look at on Facebook and on my website at http://www.savannahparker.net and http://www.savannahparker.com so be sure to look there for more detailed photos of this box (incl. closeups) there....there are quite a few for this beauty and lots of detail.
Please make sure this will suit you as to size and style before you purchase.....I don't accept returns or do alterations, sorry! Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full BEFORE you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
Do check my other listings for more handmade creations coming up very soon, as well as my very popular antique-style hats, clothing, jeweled frames & fabulous jewelry (All jewelry is now on my www.savannahparker.net site--checkout is still through Etsy).....I try to list new items at least weekly....always a great selection of handmade vintage and antique inspired beauties--Thanks for visiting!
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Important---PLEASE READ: I HAVE A FIVE TO SIX WEEK COMPLETION TIME prior to shipping many of my pieces (Some items are ready made and can be shipped immediately--these are noted as such in the listing descriptions), and I only ship once a week. I do my best to keep to the estimated shipping dates shown on orders/invoices, but please keep in mind those are only estimates, and there may be unforeseen slight delays in shipping time on occasion. ORDERS OF MORE THAN ONE ITEM WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL COMPLETION/SHIPPING TIME! Custom orders also may take longer than stated timeframes.
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