Victorian Refurbished Carved Walnut Black Forest Antique Jewellery Box

( JB483 )
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Superb high quality antique Walnut jewellery box from the Black Forest region. Circa 1890/1910. Beautiful ornate, crisply carved decoration and fully refurbished satin lined interior. Working lock and key.

Victorian Refurbished Carved Walnut Black Forest Antique Jewellery Box

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This is a superb high-quality antique jewellery box, dating to between 1890-1910. It was made in the Black Forest region, along the German/Swiss border.  It has ornate carved decoration and a beautifully refurbished interior. It also has a working lock and key.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid Walnut. It has an abundance of extremely ornate carved decoration, to the lid, front, sides and feet.

The lid has a beautiful large carved feature of two Partridges standing amongst foliage. The front and sides have lovely moulded panels with beautifully carved Ivy leaves and flowers. There is further carved scroll detail to all four feet of the box. All of this decoration is of a very high-quality, with exquisite crisp carving.

This box has a beautiful tall layered design with the interior compartments being placed on two levels. There are shallow graduating tiers on the lid and the edges of the box have a beautiful concave form. The feet of the box are also beautifully shaped.

The box has its original hinges and its original working lock and key. The lock is beautifully off-centre, having been placed in the front of the top right compartment. This is a wonderful rare feature of the box as most Black Forest boxes of this style have their locks located in the centre. As well as the off-centre lock being a lovely rare feature, its location and fixing have made it much more secure. The lock keeps on these types of boxes are usually on a central hinged flap, attached to the lid. The lock keep on this box has been directly fixed to the lid and is therefore much more stable and less prone to becoming loose/damaged.

The back of the box has some shallow punched numbers which read 906. This is possibly a model number.

The Interior

There are two swing opening compartments at the top and a further larger compartment beneath these. All of these have been beautifully refurbished by our skilled box restorer. Each has brand new satin linings to the walls and padded satin panels to the bases. The inside of the lid also has a new satin lining. The satin is a beautiful emerald green shade.

Notes About Antique Locks

We would like to make you aware that antique locks can occasionally malfunction. They are already very old and 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.

Our Skilled Box Restorer

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


This wonderful old box is still in excellent condition. It has sound structure and no damage to the carved decoration. The hinges and lock are still in very good working order.

The interior linings, being new, are in immaculate clean and unworn condition!


Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements. Storage-wise this is a relatively small box.

Length:  20.5cm
Width:    11.4cm
Height:   24.2cm (to the top of the Partridges)

The length and width have been measured from front feet to back feet.

Top Compartments x 2:

5cm square with a 4.0cm depth.

Lower Compartment:

12.0 by 5.8cm with a 5.8cm depth.


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

International postage is £20 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 view our Orders And Delivery page for full details.

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