Beautiful Refurbished Antique Victorian Walnut Jewellery Box

( JB581 )
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Beautiful late Victorian jewellery box, circa 1880/90. Warm Walnut veneer with beautiful figuration. Fully refurbished interior with new satin linings and pretty heart print paper. Beautiful Berlin Strapwork inlay. Working lock and key.

Beautiful Refurbished Antique Victorian Walnut Jewellery Box

This is a beautiful late Victorian jewellery box, dating to 1880/1890. It has a new fully refurbished interior and its original working lock.

The Exterior

This box has a wonderful Walnut veneer which has a rich warm colour and beautiful figuration.

There are beautiful broad bands of 'Berlin Strapwork' inlay to both the lid and front of the box. The inlay consists of several varieties of colourful exotic fruitwoods.

There is a superb inlaid hexagonal cartouche on the lid and a matching inlaid escutcheon to the keyhole. The centres of these are shimmery Satinwood and their frames consist of the same varieties of woods as those in the Berlin Strapwork bands.

All of the inlay is of a very high quality and is set flush into the Walnut veneer.

The box is complete with its original stop hinges which hold the lid upright. It is also complete with its original working lock. A period Victorian replacement key has been fitted to lock.

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

The Interior

The entire interior has been newly refurbished by our very skilled box restorer.

There is a new removable storage tray at the top which has been beautifully French polished and stained. This has four compartments of various shapes and sizes. The rear compartments are an ideal size for small pieces of jewellery such as rings, brooches, earrings and pendants. The front compartment is the ideal shape and size for laying out long chains and necklaces. 

Beneath the tray there is a single large compartment that is deep and spacious. This will hold a vast amount of jewellery, including large pieces such as broad bangles, bracelets, watches and chunky beads.

The compartments of the tray have new raspberry red satin panels and linings. The panels to the bases are padded, providing cushioned protection for jewellery.

The base of the larger lower compartment also has a padded satin panel that matches those in the tray. The walls of this compartment, plus those inside the lid, have new high quality patterned paper linings. Those to the lid have a beautiful silk cord trim that complements the satin. The paper is pink and has a very pretty multi heart/crosshatch print.

The bottom of the storage tray has a new felt covering which matches that on the bottom of the box. The tray has black silk ribbon pull tabs which enable it to be lifted out with ease.

Our Jewellery Box Restorer

You can read about Jim, our wonderful box restorer, by visiting our About Us page.


This beautiful box is in very good condition with only minor light wear, commensurate with age and honest use.

The hinges and lock are still in good working order and the newly fitted key securely locks the box.

All of the inlay is present and intact.

All of the interior new satin and paper linings are in clean, unworn condition.

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 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:  27.5cm
Width:   19.7cm
Height:  11.5cm

Storage Tray - Rear Corner Compartments x 2:

4.3cm square with a 2.8cm depth.

Storage Tray - Rear Centre Compartment:

13.3 by 4.3cm with a 2.8cm depth.

Storage Tray - Front Compartment:

23.5 by 10.7cm with a 2.8cm depth.

Lower Large Single Compartment:

24.0 by 17.5cm with a 4.5cm 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 package 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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