A beautiful rosewood weighted netting box, the lid having a central tesserae design of a butterfly, whilst to either side are stickware circles. The border is of geometric design. On all sides is vertical patterning, with a shield shaped key escutcheon. Inside, the compartmentalised sections are of blue paper lining and silk, with a pin cushion, needle book, folding netting bar, and a good selection of netting tools. The box is in remarkable condition, and all the contents a real bonus. As stated in the Austen reference (page 95) “Nye ……used conventional cross-grain marquetry for the colourful and lifelike representations of birds and butterflies, which are a particular feature of some of the finest work from his manufactory in the 1850s.” For a butterfly of similar design see Page 66 Plate 25.