Lovely Vintage Italian Sorrento Inlaid Jewellery Box

( JB630 )
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Lovely vintage 1960s Italian jewellery box from Sorrento. Highly decorative marquetry inlay to the lid and all four sides. Beautiful original padded and quilted satin panel and satin linings to the interior. Lovely oval inset mirror and original working lock and key.

Lovely Vintage Italian Sorrento Inlaid Jewellery Box

This is a beautiful vintage jewellery box, made in Sorrento, Italy. It dates to the 1960s 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.

The bottom of the box has satinwood veneer which has a lovely rich stained finish.

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 base of this has its original padded and quilted satin panel and the walls have their original satin linings. The satin is a lovely powder blue shade.

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


This wonderful box is in very good condition for its 60 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.

The interior linings are in very fair condition for their age. They are still neatly fitted and have no splits or fraying. They have a few tiny spots of discolouration which do not spoil their very pretty overall appearance. There is a small stain on the barley twist silk cord trim.

The mirror is still in very good condition. It has no chips or cracks and is still 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 hinges are in good working order and the box locks securely.

There is some excess stain on the bottom of the box which has been present since the box was made. This cannot be seen unless you turn the box over.

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:  19.2cm
Width:    12.1cm
Height:     6.5cm (including the feet)

Interior Compartment:

16.5 by 9.2cm with a 3.0cm 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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