Beautifully Refurbished Victorian Black Forest Jewellery Box

( JB604 )
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Beautiful high-quality antique jewellery box from the Black Forest. Superb hand-carved decoration all over and a fully refurbished velvet-lined interior. Complete with original working lock and key.

Beautifully Refurbished Victorian Black Forest Jewellery Box


This is a beautifully refurbished late Victorian jewellery box from the Black Forest region. It has stunning hand-carved decoration and its original working lock and key.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid Limewood. It has a beautiful dark colour, stunning hand carvings and a rare and unusual trunk design.

The lid has a stunning hand-carved Violet - a beautiful wildflower that is seen in the Black Forest. It sits raised upon the centre of the lid and has a wonderful 3-dimensional form. There are beautiful carved 'straps' upon the lid that extend to the front and rear of the box. These have highly detailed 'screw' decoration. The lid is further detailed with beautifully hollowed out scallop decoration on both sides and there are further hand-carved details to the front and rear of the box. The surfaces of the lid and all four sides have a beautifully carved 'bark' effect finish

The box is complete with its original hinges and its original working lock and key.

A new cushioned felt covering has been placed on the bottom to protect the surfaces of furniture.

As you can see, the workmanship of this box is of a very high standard.


This box dates to the late 19th century, circa 1880/1890.

The Interior

The interior has been fully refurbished by ourselves. There are beautiful new padded plush red velvet panels to the base of the compartment and inside of the lid. The interior walls have high-quality printed paper linings.

The New Panels and Linings

All of these are completely handmade in order to fit the compartments perfectly. The padded panels provide cushioned protection for jewellery.

The velvet is high-quality cotton velvet. It is beautifully plush and has a lovely tight weave.

The paper linings have a beautiful antique print that has a repeating flower pattern. This print was chosen to complement the Violet on the lid.

Our Refurbishment Work/Service

You can view more of our refurbishment work by visiting our Jewellery Box Lining Service and Jewellery Box Lining Portfolio pages. Please contact us if you'd like to bring one of your own jewellery boxes back to life!

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 postage.

You can view our full returns policy which includes locks by visiting our Payments And Returns page.


This wonderful box is in very good condition for its 130/140 years of age. It is structurally sound and has only minor light wear. This is commensurate with age and honest use.

The hinges and lock are in good working order.

The interior linings, being new, are in immaculate condition.


There is a slight gap (affectionately known as a smile) on the right-hand side between the lid and body of the box. The lid occasionally needs to be pushed gently to the left, in order for the lock keep to slot into the lock. This doesn't affect the locking mechanism.

The lid is heavier than the body, partly due to the carved Violet upon it. The box will therefore tilt backwards when empty, but once filled with jewellery will stay upright.


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

Length:  19.0cm
Width:    15.0cm
Height:    7.0cm (to the surface of the lid)

The Violet has a 1.0cm height.

Interior Compartment:

16.7 by 13.0cm with a 3.5cm 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 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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