Beautiful 1950s Inlaid Sorrento Musical Jewellery Box

( JB637 )
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Beautiful 1950s vintage musical jewellery box, made in Sorrento, Italy. Beautiful marquetry inlay. Original quilted silk panels and linings.

Beautiful 1950s Inlaid Sorrento Musical Jewellery Box

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This is a beautiful vintage musical jewellery box. It was made in Sorrento, Italy and it dates to the 1950s.

The Exterior

This box has beautiful marquetry inlay on the lid and all four sides which features lovely foliage and mythical winged creatures. It also has a decorative inlaid frame on the lid and matching inlay to the feet.

The box has an interesting locking mechanism. It locks and unlocks by sliding the raised diamond feature on the lid, backwards and forwards.

The lid is complete with its original brass piano hinge.

The Interior

The interior has its original quilted silk panels and silk linings. The musical movement is concealed to the left of the storage compartment. The silk is a lovely powder blue shade.

The Musical Movement

The musical movement plays a cheerful bright tune, the name of which is unknown.

Operating The Movement

Five turns of the key are sufficient to wind up the musical movement. The music stops as it should, when the lid is closed or when the movement has fully unwound.

Notes On Vintage Musical Movements

As with all musical boxes, care should be taken not to overwind the movement. Over winding will result in the movement malfunctioning.

Vintage movements are already old and will naturally have some wear from age and use. They may occasionally deteriorate or malfunction over time.

We are not responsible for movements that may deteriorate/malfunction from further age and use once a box is purchased. Neither are we responsible for movements that malfunction from overwinding.

Please check the movement and lock as you receive your box. It will be checked again prior to posting.

Please read our returns policy which includes our policy on musical movements and locks.


This lovely old box is in good condition. It is structurally sound and free from damage.

All of the inlay is present and intact. There is some minor fading to the veneer on the lid.

The interior linings have some minor age related wear and discolouration as we'd expect with a box of this age.

The hinge is still in perfect working order and the box locks securely.


Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements.

Length:  17.8cm
Width:    13.0cm
Height:     6.8cm

Interior Compartment:

9.5 by 9.0cm with a 2.8cm depth.


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

International postage is £30 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 package has to go through customs. Please note that we cannot deliver to international PO boxes as we use a secure insured postal service that requires a signature.

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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