Flower Inlaid Sorrento Vintage Musical Jewellery Box

( JB545 )
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Fabulous vintage Italian musical jewellery box from Sorrento. Highly-figured exotic Marblewood veneer and floral inlay to the lid. Plush red velvet-like linings to the interior. Working lock and key. Circa 1980s/1990s.

Flower Inlaid Sorrento Vintage Musical Jewellery Box

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This is a fabulous vintage jewellery box that was made in Sorrento, Italy. It dates to the 1980s/1990s and is in excellent condition. The box is musical and is a large example of its type. It plays 'ISOLA DI CAPRI' (Isle of Capri). It has a highly figured exotic wood veneer and beautiful inlay to the lid!

The Exterior

This box has a stunning highly figured veneer which is made of a variety of exotic Marblewood. The veneer has been coloured with khaki and brown stain and this has created an eyecatching, almost camouflage like effect.

The lid features beautiful floral inlay which consists of several varieties of wood. A beautiful frame of inlaid stringing surrounds the flowers and leaves.

All of the veneer and inlay has a beautifully smooth polished finish.

The box has a very stylish elongated octagonal shape with beautifully contoured rounded sides and corners. There is a slightly raised stepped design to the lid.

The box has a polished gold metal piano hinge and is complete with its original lock and key. It has a lovely keyhole escutcheon with pretty embossed detail and it stands raised on its original beautifully shaped feet. The lock, feet and keyhole escutcheon are all made of polished gold metal, like the hinge.

The bottom of the box has a lovely Satinwood veneer and its original song title/MADE IN ITALY labels.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment and a stylish angled ring storage section. The musical movement is nicely cased to the right of the storage compartment. There is a perspex ledge upon the casing which allows you to see the beautiful polished gold movement. There is further shallow storage space upon the ledge and the ledge can be removed should the movement ever require attention.

The interior has its original red plush velvet-like linings. The lined panel to the base of the compartment is padded, providing protective cushioning for jewellery.

The shallow storage space (1.3cm depth) upon the ledge of the movement's casing is ideal for holding flat/fine pieces of jewellery such as Creole/Sleeper earrings, rings, chains, pendants and brooches.

The inside of the lid has beautifully polished Mahogany veneer.

The Musical Movement

The movement plays the beautiful Italian tune 'Isola Di Capri' (Isle of Capri). It is in perfect working order with the tune playing at its correct tempo.

Operating The Musical Movement

The movement is operated via the winding key on the bottom of the box. Four turns of the key are sufficient to fully wind up the movement. The music stops as it should, when the lid is closed or when the movement has fully unwound.

Notes On Vintage Musical Movements

As with all musical boxes, care should be taken not to overwind the movement. Overwinding will result in the movement malfunctioning. Please allow the movement to fully unwind before rewinding.

We are not responsible for movements that are overwound or which deteriorate from further age and use once boxes are purchased. Please check the movement is still working as soon as you receive your box. It will be checked again prior to posting.

Please read our returns policy which includes our policy on musical movements.


This box is in excellent pre-loved condition. It has sound structure and only very minor light wear.

All of the veneer and inlay is present.

The hinge and lock are still in perfect working order. The key securely locks the box. The musical movement is also in perfect working order, as stated above. All of the feet are securely attached.

The interior linings are very neatly fitted and have no spits or fraying. The padded panel in the base of the compartment has minor light wear and a couple of small marks which are not overly obvious. The box appears to have had very little use.


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

Length:    30.0cm
Width:      17.0cm
Height:      6.5cm (excluding the feet)

Interior Compartment:

15.4 by 12.0cm with a 4.3cm depth.

Ring Storage Section:

This will hold approx 5/6 rings, depending on their shapes/sizes.


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.

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