Antique Velvet Lined Black Forest Jewellery Box

( JB564 )
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Superb high-quality antique jewellery box from the Black Forest region. Circa 1900-1910. Extremely ornate hand-carved decoration and Flemish Scroll legs. Original interior velvet linings and original working lock.

Antique Velvet Lined Black Forest Jewellery Box

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This is a charming small antique jewellery box that was made in the Black Forest region. It dates to the early 20th century, circa 1900-1910. It has beautiful ornate hand-carved decoration and is complete with its original linings and working lock.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid Walnut and has a beautiful oval shape.

There is a beautiful domed panel to the centre of the lid and upon this is a stunning hand-carved crested bird, perched upon a nest containing a solitary egg. There are fine hand-carved details to both the bird and its nest plus beautiful raised/carved leaves around the entire box.

The box stands raised on very ornate, hand-carved Flemish Scroll style legs. This style of leg was developed in the second half of the 17th century and can be seen on late Baroque furniture. They are also known as double scroll legs or S scroll legs and they were notably used by Gerrit Jensen (the most important figure in English cabinet making) who made pieces of furniture for King Charles II.

The box has its original polished brass hinges and its original brass working lock. A lovely period replacement key has been fitted to the lock.

Printed details on the history of carved Black Forest boxes will be sent along with the box.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment. The compartment and the inside of the lid have their original stunning deep blue velvet linings which are beautifully framed with lighter blue cord trim.

Notes About Antique Locks

We would like to make you aware that antique locks can occasionally malfunction. They are already very old and so will naturally have some wear from age and use.

We are not responsible for locks that malfunction from further age and use once boxes are purchased. Please ensure the lock is working as soon as you receive your box. It will be checked again prior to posting.

You can view our full returns policy which includes locks by visiting our Payments And Returns page.


This fabulous box is in exceptional condition. It has sound structure and no damage whatsoever. The hinges and lock are still in excellent working order and the replacement period key securely locks the box.

The interior's original velvet linings are in remarkable condition despite their age! They are clean, neatly fitted and have no splits or fraying. It is obvious that this box has been very well cared for over the course of its life.


Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements. It is a darling little box which is perfect for storing a few very special pieces of jewellery. It is not suitable for large pieces of jewellery such as bangles and beads.

Length:  15.0cm
Width:      9.5cm
Height:   13.5cm (from the bases of the legs to the top of the bird).

The length and width measurements have been taken across the base.

Interior Compartment:

10.3 by 4.7cm with a 3.0cm depth.

If you are looking for a larger Black Forest box then please see the one in our 'You may also like' section at the bottom of this page.


This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery.

International postage is £25 by Royal Mail International Tracked and/or Signed For postage. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Delivery may be longer depending on the speed of your local postal service and/or if your parcel has to go through customs.

Customs and VAT fees

International customers are responsible for paying any applicable customs duties, customs clearance/handling fees and/or VAT. These fees are NOT included in the prices of our boxes or our postage fees.

Please visit our Orders & Delivery page for further details.

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