Mid 20thC Italian Sorrento Inlaid Jewellery Box

( JB646 )



Beautiful vintage mid 20th century Italian jewellery box from Sorrento. Highly decorative marquetry inlay to the lid and a new padded satin panel to the interior. In very good condition.

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Mid 20thC Italian Sorrento Inlaid 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

The lid is highly decorated with beautiful marquetry inlay. It has beautiful bevelled edges with further inlay, and there is lovely cross banding surrounding the decorative inlaid panel. There is also inlaid stringing around the body of the box.

The inlay is made up of several varieties of wood, including a beautiful burl wood. It features (an urn of) flowers and leaves, and mythical winged creatures.

All of the wood has a highly polished and varnished finish which has given it a beautiful sheen.

The box is complete with its original polished piano hinge, as well as its original working lock and key.

The Interior

The interior has beautiful Mahogany veneer and a single storage compartment. The base of the compartment has a new padded teal blue satin panel with a deep navy blue pull tab. The back of the panel has a beautiful printed paper covering. Our restorer has made this panel removeable as the Mahogany base is in such good condition. You can remove the panel to view this beautiful wood.

Our Jewellery Box Restorer

You can read about Jim, our wonderful box restorer, by visiting our About Us page.


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. 

The new interior panel, being new, is in immaculate unworn and unused condition.

There is a slight gap between the lid and body of the box on the right side. This isn't overly obvious and it doesn't prevent the box from locking.

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

There is some friction wear to the bottom of the box which obviously can't be seen unless you turn it 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:  30.1cm
Width:    13.6cm
Height:     6.3cm

Interior Compartment:

27.2 by 10.2cm with a 4.0cm depth.


This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail Next Day Special 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 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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