Superb Unique Handmade Vintage Piano Shaped Jewellery Box

( JB717 )
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A beautiful unique solid wood jewellery box in the form of a grand piano. This box is the first made of several similar models and the maker, year and model number are marked on the bottom.

Superb Unique Handmade Vintage Piano Shaped Jewellery Box


This is a superb handmade one of a kind jewellery box with the maker's name, model number and date seared onto the bottom. It is extremely well made and known to be one of only several similar boxes that all vary some way in their design.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid wood and has the form of a stylish grand piano. It has numerous details including raised keys, a board for a musical score, a rod to hold the lid upright and foot pedals. The lid has its original beautifully shaped brass hinges plus a brass hinged flap which closes down over the keys section. The musical score board is removable, allowing the flap to cover the keys. The piano stands raised on three beautifully turned legs. All of the wood has a protective varnished finish.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment which is complete its original green felt lining.

Age/Maker/Model Number

All of this information can be found on the bottom of the box. It is inscribed J.A.L (for the maker J.A. Lancaster of Bradford), 1986 (the year the box was made), and NO 1 (the model number).

Further Information

There are known to be at least six boxes by this maker, made over a number of years. Each are in the form of a piano yet all of them vary in style and construction. This makes each box completely unique and this particular box is the first to be made by this very talented box maker.


This beautiful unique box is in very good condition. It has sound structure and only minor light age-related wear. The hinges are still in perfect working order and the legs are secure.


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

Length:  31.5cm
Width:    19.0cm (at its widest)
Height:   10.9cm (including the legs)

Interior Compartment:

22.2 by 15.4cm (at its widest) with a 2.3cm 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 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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