Lovely Italian Sorrento Inlaid Vintage Jewellery Box

( JB651 )
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Lovely vintage mid 20th century Italian jewellery box from Sorrento. Highly decorative marquetry inlay to the lid and all four sides. Beautiful original velvet linings to the interior. Lovely oval inset mirror and original working lock and key.

Lovely Italian Sorrento Inlaid Vintage Jewellery Box

This is a beautiful vintage jewellery box, made in Sorrento, Italy. It dates to the mid 20th century and is in very good condition for its age!

The Exterior

This box is highly decorated all over with beautiful marquetry inlay. There is a further inlaid frame around the edges of the lid and the feet have matching inlay to this. The inlay is made up of several varieties of wood and it covers the lid plus all four sides. The marquetry features garlands of flowers and leaves. The box is beautifully finished with inlaid Satinwood stringing. There is a vast amount of detail to the marquetry inlay which would've taken hours of skilled workmanship to complete.

The box stands raised on its original block feet. It is complete with its original polished piano hinge, as well as its original working lock and key.

All of the exterior has a glossy polished and varnished finish.

The Interior

The interior has beautiful Satinwood veneer and a single storage compartment. The compartment has its original blue velvet linings.

There is a lovely oval inset mirror to the inside of the lid. This is surrounded by a frame of dark blue barley twist silk cord. Again, these are completely original features.


This wonderful box is in very good condition for its 70 plus years of age. All of the inlay is present and intact and the box is structurally sound. There is only very minor light wear to the exterior.

There are some light scratches to the bottom of the box which cannot be seen unless you turn the box over.

The interior linings are in good condition. They are still neatly fitted and have no splits or fraying. There are some marks to the velvet in the base of the compartment.

The mirror is still in very good condition. It has no chips or cracks and is securely seated. It has some minor tiny speckles of foxing that are in no way unsightly. Some foxing is usual on such old mirrors.

The hinge is still in good working order and the box locks securely.

Notes About Vintage Locks

We would like to make you aware that vintage locks can occasionally malfunction. They are already 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 check the lock as soon as you receive the 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:  19.5cm
Width:    12.1cm
Height:     6.7cm (including the feet)

Interior Compartment:

16.0 by 8.5cm with a 3.7cm 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.

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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