Beautiful Brass Adorned Antique Walnut Jewellery Box

( JB685 )
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A beautiful mid Victorian jewellery box with ornate gilt brass adornments and a completely original velvet lined interior. A wonderful feature decorates the inside of the lid. Working lock and key. Circa 1850/1860.

Beautiful Brass Adorned Antique Walnut Jewellery Box

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This is a beautiful antique Victorian jewellery box, dating to 1850/1860.

The Exterior

This box is made of the finest figured Walnut which has a superb rich colour and beautiful patina. It is adorned with an array of solid gilt brass; a cartouche, keyhole escutcheon and also corner mounts. This decoration has a beautiful Gothic design. This was the height of Victorian fashion, following the death of Queen Victoria's beloved husband Prince Albert. During this sad period in Victoria's life, she had mourning jewellery and other commemorative items made, which were copied and became immensely popular.

The box is complete with its original brass 'stop' hinges and lock. The stop hinges hold the lid upright. The brass lock keep and key are quality replacements. The box locks securely.

The bottom of the box has a green felt covering which will protect the surfaces of furniture.

The Interior

The interior is in complete original condition and has a very unusual feature within the lid, this being a wonderful panel made of alternating bands of Rosewood and Satinwood. The compartment and walls to the inside of the lid have their original deep blue velvet linings. The velvet panel to the base of the compartment is padded, providing cushioned protection for jewellery.


This box is in very good condition for its 130/140 years of age. It is structurally sound.

There is a hairline within the Walnut to the left side of the lid which is stable and hasn't affected the structure. It isn't overly noticeable, either.

The hinges and lock are in good working order and the box locks securely.

There is some wear to the velvet base panel in the compartment but not enough to warrant replacing it.

There is some wear to the gilt finish of the brasswork as we'd expect with the age of the box.

All in all the originality of this box is superb!

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 working as soon as you receive the 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:  26.5cm
Width:   12.3cm
Height:    8.8cm

Interior Compartment:

23.7 by 9.2cm with a 5.0cm depth.


This box will be posted FREE within the UK by 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 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.

Please visit our Orders & Delivery page for further details.

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