Lovely Antique Leather Jewellery Box With Drawer

( JB565 )
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Lovely antique jewellery box with a textured black leather finish. Late Victorian, circa 1890/1900. The interior has a fixed storage tray and also a drawer that is concealed behind the box's drop-down front. The box has its original working lock and its original velvet and satin linings.

Lovely Antique Leather Jewellery Box With Drawer

This is a lovely small compact antique jewellery box, dating to 1890/1900. It has a fixed storage tray at the top and a drawer concealed behind its interesting drop-down front. The box is complete with its original working lock.

The Exterior

This box has a textured black leather covering and a decorative shield-shaped metal escutcheon to the keyhole. It has an interesting drop-down front that conceals an interior drawer and it has its original working brass lock and brass hinges. The hinges are quality 'stop' hinges that hold the lid upright. A period replacement key has been fitted to the lock.

The lid has a lightly domed form with lovely curvature.

These beautiful Victorian boxes with concealed drawers are not that common and are becoming more difficult to find. Most leather boxes from this period have a removable storage tray with a standard storage compartment beneath.

The Interior

The interior has a fixed storage compartment at the top which has three compartments plus a ring storage section. Beneath these compartments (behind the drop-down front) is a lovely drawer with a polished gold metal swing handle. The drawer and all of the interior walls have the same leather finish like that on the exterior.

There are padded satin panels to the inside of the lid and the inside of the drop-down front. The same are fitted to the base of the drawer compartment and to the bases of the left and right compartments in the tray.

There are velvet linings to the tray's centre compartment and ring storage section. The centre compartment has a circular ring that was originally designed to hold a pocket watch. This would now look lovely with a round locket, pendant or brooch within it! A small narrow width bangle or chain bracelet would look lovely around the outside of the ring.

All of the velvet and satin linings are original. These are a lovely deep burgundy shade.


This box is in very fair condition for its age. It has sound structure and no damage. There is some minor wear to the leather on the lid and sides as we'd expect on a Victorian box. This is from age, handling and honest use.

The leather on the bottom and bottom corners has a fair amount of wear. Again this is from age and honest use, having occurred from friction and handling.

The interior satin and velvet linings are in good condition for their 120/130 years of age. They are neatly fitted and have only minor light wear/light marks from honest use.

The hinges are in good working order and the key securely locks the box.

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 may 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:  15.3cm
Width:    11.1cm
Height:     9.1cm

Interior Top Centre Compartment:

6.6 by 6.0cm with a sloping 0.7 to 1.4cm depth. The circular ring is 3.0cm in diameter and has a 0.6cm depth.

Interior Left & Right Compartments x 2:

5.7 by 2.8cm with a 1.9cm depth.

Ring Storage Section:

Holds approx 4/5 rings depending on their shape and size.

Interior Drawer Compartment:

11.8 by 7.3cm with a 2.9cm 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 post. 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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