Beautiful Antique Victorian Rosewood Jewellery Box With Drawer

( JB406 )
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Superb large antique jewellery box with beautiful Rosewood veneer. Stunning refurbished satin lined interior and beautiful Mother of Pearl cartouche and lock escutcheon. Working lock and key.

Beautiful Antique Victorian Rosewood Jewellery Box With Drawer

Please contact us if you are looking for a similar box and we will endeavour to source one for you!

This is a fabulous large antique Rosewood veneered jewellery box. It has a beautiful newly refurbished interior and its exterior has been restored. The box is mid-Victorian, circa 1860/70.

The Exterior

This box has a wonderful Rosewood veneer which has beautiful figuration and stunning rich colour. It is a sturdy, weighty, robust box.

There is a beautiful large Mother of Pearl cartouche to the lid and a complimentary Mother of Pearl escutcheon to the keyhole. Both are beautifully inlaid, set flush into the veneer, and both have lovely inlaid pewter frames. The escutcheon also has an inner inlaid brass frame.

The Mother of Pearl has a lovely iridescent shine.

The box is complete with its original brass stop hinges which hold the lid upright. It also has its original working lock and key.

There has been some restoration (where needed) to the Rosewood veneer but the majority of it is in beautiful original condition.

The bottom of the box has a new felt covering which will protect the surfaces of furniture.

The Interior

The interior has been fully refurbished and looks absolutely stunning.

There is a new hardwood storage tray at the top which has been French Polished and stained. Beneath this is the box's original lower compartment and original drawer.

The tray has multiple different sized compartments. The two larger centre compartments are an ideal size for bangles, watches and necklaces. The smaller compartments on either side are ideal for smaller pieces of jewellery such as pendants, rings, earrings and brooches etc. The tray has new red satin linings and a new felt covering on the bottom. It also has new metal handles which allow you to lift it up with ease.

The lower compartment is large and fairly deep. It is roomy enough for broad bangles and watches and chunky beads. It is also a good length for laying out necklaces, chains and bracelets. This compartment has a new red satin padded panel and new red satin linings to the walls.

The inside of the lid has a new red satin padded panel and new red satin linings to the walls. It is also adorned with beautiful cord trim which has shiny red and glittery gold thread.

The drawer has been relined with quality red paper. Its beautiful slanted top edges have retained their original embossed gilt decoration. This has a beautiful fine leafy pattern. A drop handle from the Victorian period has been added to the drawer. The drawer has a sprung locking mechanism and stays securely closed until it is released. You release the drawer by simply pushing the button between the hinges. Further details about the mechanism are below.

All of the refurbishment, additions and exterior renovation, has been carried out by our skilled box restorer.

Our Jewellery Box Restorer

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


This wonderful large box is in fabulous condition for its 150/60 years of age.

There are some minor fine hairline cracks to the veneer which are age related. These aren't very obvious and the veneer is in great condition overall.

The hinges and lock are still in good working order. The tip of the right lug of the lock keep is missing but this does not affect the locking.

The spring to the locking mechanism of the drawer has weakened slightly with age. This is occasionally temperamental and will not push open the drawer when the release button is pressed. When this occurs you can release the drawer by pushing the button and gently pulling the drawers' handle.

The interior linings, being new, are in excellent unworn condition.

Notes About Antique Locks

We would like to make you aware that antique locks can suddenly malfunction at any time. They are already very old and 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. The lock will be checked prior to posting. Please ensure it is still working as soon as you receive your box.

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:  30.3cm  
Width:   22.7cm
Height:  17.0cm

Interior Tray - Centre Compartments x 2:

16.0 by 9.0cm with a 2.7cm depth.

Interior Tray - Side Centre Compartments:

8.3 by 4.4cm with a 2.6cm depth.

Interior Tray - Corner Compartments x 4:

4.4cm square with a 2.6cm depth.

Interior Lower Large Compartment:

27.0 by 19.3cm with a 4.4cm depth.

Drawer Compartment:

25.8 by 18.0cm with a 2.3cm depth.


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

International postage is by Royal Mail International Tracked and/or Signed For postage OR TNT Express postage. The service we will use will depend on the packed size and weight. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world.

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