Antique Hand Painted Olivewood Jewellery Box

( JB277 )
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This is a beautiful antique jewellery box, dating to 1900/1910. It was made in Italy and is in wonderful condition. There are very pretty hand-painted Daisies on the lid.

Antique Hand Painted Olivewood Jewellery Box

This is a beautiful antique jewellery box, dating to 1900/1910. It was made in Italy and is in wonderful condition.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid Olivewood which has superb figuration and a beautiful colour. It has pretty hand-painted Daisies on the lid and inlaid micro mosaic banding to the back, front and lid.

The box has a replacement working lock and key. The brass catch and hinges are original. The hinges are quality 'stop' hinges that prevent the lid from falling back.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment, complete with its original soft crimson red lining.


This beautiful box is in excellent condition for its 100 plus years of age. All of the inlay is present and intact, and the box is structurally sound. There is no loss of paint to the daisy decoration.

About Olivewood

Olivewood has a distinctive grain and rich colour which gives it its beautiful appearance.  It has characteristic brown and yellow streaks which create 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 hence 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.

About The Inlay

The inlay on this box is known as 'mosaic tesselated inlay'. It is made up of 1000s of tiny pieces of wood, painstakingly put together over many hours to form intricate mosaic designs.


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

Length:  26.0cm
Width:   11.5cm
Height:    5.5cm

Interior Compartment:

24.2 by 9.4cm with a 3.3cm depth.


This box will be posted FREE within the UK, by Next Day Special Delivery.

International postage is £25. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Postage is by Royal Mail International Tracked.

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