Beautifully Refurbished Antique Victorian Jewellery Box

( JB584 )
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Beautiful Victorian jewellery box with extremely ornate 'High Victorian Gothic' decoration. Stunning luxurious newly refurbished Satin lined interior.

Beautifully Refurbished Antique Victorian Jewellery Box

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This is a beautiful antique Victorian jewellery box, dating to 1865/1870. It has all of its original Gothic-inspired decoration and a stunning newly refurbished interior.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid wood and has a beautiful black ebonised finish. There are very ornate Gothic-inspired embellishments to the lid, comprising of bone, brass and metal studs, plus a complementary large decorative escutcheon to the keyhole, also made from the same materials. There is beautiful engraving to the brasswork.

The box is complete with its original hinges which hold the lid upright. It also has its original lock. Please note that the lock is inoperative. A beautiful Victorian period 'dummy' key has been supplied for the lock and is for decorative purposes only.

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

The Gothic Inspired Decoration

This beautiful type of decoration on boxes became popular during the 'High Victorian Gothic' period which began in 1855. The Gothic revival itself began much earlier in the 1740s. This very ornate Gothic style was inspired by medieval English art.

The Black Ebonised Finish

The black ebonised finish on boxes (and indeed all things black) became the height of Victorian fashion, following the death of Queen Victoria's beloved husband, Albert. Victoria went into a very long mourning period, during which time she commissioned black mourning jewellery, garments, beakers and furniture etc. Such items were subsequently copied and became immensely popular with the general public.

The Interior

The interior has been fully refurbished by our very skilled box restorer. It has stunning deep purple padded satin panels to the base of the compartment and to the inside of the lid. These are framed by gold silk cord trim which contrasts beautifully against the purple satin. The walls of the compartment have purple satin linings and the walls inside the lid have beautiful silver foil linings. The satin is beautifully reflected in these. The padded panels provide cushioned protection for jewellery. All of this refurbishment has given the interior an extremely luxurious look and feel!

History Of This Box

This box started life as a very expensive Victorian ladies glove box and is a wonderful piece of social history. Its stunning refurbishment has now converted it into a very beautiful and functional jewellery box.

Our Jewellery Box Restorer

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

Condition

This box has sound structure and is in very good condition for its 150 plus years of age.

There are some fine lines within the ebonised finish and some fine stress cracks within the bone centre feature and bone escutcheon. These are commensurate with age and honest use and they add to the charm and character of the box.

The hinges are still in excellent working order.

All of the interior panels and linings are in excellent condition, being new.

Measurements

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

Length:  28.5cm
Width:   10.3cm
Height:    8.2cm

Interior Compartment:

26.3 by 7.9cm with a 3.5cm depth.

Postage

This box will be posted FREE within the UK by 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 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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