Lovely Old Jewellery Box From Jerusalem

( JB731 )



A beautiful vintage jewellery box, made in the 1940s in Jerusalem. Made of solid Olivewood which has beautiful figuration. Lovely hand painted silhouette decoration. Comes with two old silk handkerchiefs from Jerusalem.

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Lovely Old Jewellery Box From Jerusalem


This is a lovely vintage jewellery box, made in Jerusalem in the 1940s. It comes complete with two beautiful old hand stitched silk handkerchiefs from Jerusalem which were found inside the box.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid Olivewood which has beautiful figuration. The scene on the lid features silhouetted Camels, figures and palm trees, and 'Jerusalem' in beautiful italic script.

The box is complete with its original stop hinges which hold the lid upright.

The Olivewood has a beautiful polished finish.

The bottom of the box has a hand written Arabic word. This is possibly the maker's mark or the name of the box's original owner.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment. The base of the compartment has a new cotton fabric lining which features a leafy print.


This box was made as a souvenir for the Jerusalem tourist market.

About Olivewood

Olivewood has a distinctive grain and rich colour which gives it a beautiful appearance. It has characteristic brown and yellow streaks which make for a beautiful contrast. These features make it a sought after wood for decorative items such as jewellery boxes.

Olivewood is also favoured for its hardness. It is a strong durable wood with a fairly high density and it takes well to cutting and polishing.

The Olive tree primarily grows in the coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Its wood has been used for many years by Italian box makers in particular. It is also a favoured wood in areas of the Holy Lands such as Jerusalem.


This lovely old box is in good condition. It is structurally sound and has no cracks. There is a small chip to the Olivewood on the front top right corner of the main body. This is not very noticeable.

The hinges are still in good working order.

(The white handkerchief is stained).


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

Length:  14.0cm
Width:      9.2cm
Height:     3.7cm

Interior Compartment:

11.7 by 7.3cm with a 2.7cm depth.


This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded Delivery.

International postage is £30 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. 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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