Beautiful Antique Jewellery Sewing Workbox

( JB618 )
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Beautiful antique solid Oak sewing workbox that can also be used to store jewellery if desired. Lovely Tiger variety of Oak which has beautiful characteristic stripes. Inlaid brass cartouche which can be engraved, plus complementary brass keyhole escutcheon. Original interior with removable storage tray. Multiple compatments! Circa 1900/1910.

Beautiful Antique Jewellery Sewing Workbox

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This is a beautiful antique sewing workbox which can also be used to store jewellery if desired. It is made of solid Tiger Oak that has a lovely light colour and beautiful characteristic stripes.

The Exterior

This wonderful box is made of solid Tiger Oak. The Oak has beautiful characteristic stripes which gave this particular variety its name.

The box is complete with its solid brass 'stop' hinges which hold the lid upright at 90 degrees. It is also complete with its original working brass lock and key.

There is a beautiful inlaid brass shield-shaped cartouche to the lid, and a complementary inlaid diamond-shaped brass escutcheon to the keyhole. The cartouche is blank and can therefore be personalised with engraved names/initials/dates. Your local key cutter or jeweller should offer an engraving service.

The Interior

The interior has its original removable storage tray which is also made of solid Oak. This has multiple compartments of various shapes and sizes. The three central compartments are complete with their original lids. These have their original burgundy silk coverings. The left and right lids have their original ceramic knobs and textured paper backings. The centre lid has a new paper backing and a new satin pull tab (handle) at the side. The sides of the tray also have new satin pull tabs which enable you to lift it out of the box with ease. The numerous compartments can be used to hold cotton reels, measuring tapes, needles/pins, and/or small pieces of jewellery. Please refer to the measurements given below as not all modern cotton reels will fit within the smallest compartments.

The inside of the lid has its original burgundy silk strap with slots for sewing tools, pens and pencils and crochet/crossstitch threads. The strap is secured with its original polished brass studs.

Beneath the tray is a larger and deeper single compartment. Here you can store further sewing related tools and items, as well as sewing/crochet/crossstitch patterns and small pieces of fabric, etc. Alternatively, you can store some larger pieces of jewellery in this compartment.


Late Victorian/Edwardian, circa 1900/1910.


This wonderful box is in excellent condition! It has sound structure and only very minor light wear, despite its age.

The hinges are still in perfect working order and the box locks securely.

There is some minor light wear to the original silk linings.

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 may malfunction from further age and use once boxes are purchased. Please ensure the lock is still 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.


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

Length:  23.7cm
Width:   16.6cm
Height:  10.0cm

Storage Tray - Rear Left & Right Compartments x 2:

5.0 by 3.3cm with a 2.5cm depth.

Storage Tray - Front Left & Right Compartments x 2:

5.0 by 2.6cm with a 2.5cm depth.

Storage Tray - Central Left & Right Lidded Compartments x 2:

6.1 by 5.0cm with a 1.7cm depth.

Storage Tray - Centre Lidded Compartment:

9.8 by 5.0cm with a 1.7cm depth.

Storage Tray - Front & Rear Compartments x 6:

3.9 by 3.2cm with a 2.5cm depth.

Interior Lower Single Compartment:

21.0 by 14.5cm with a 4.0cm depth.


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. 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.

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