Stunning Refurbished Antique Walnut Jewellery Box

( JB461 )
SOLD ~ Please contact us if you are looking for a similar box and we will endeavour to source one for you!

Stunning Victorian jewellery box, dating to 1870/80. Partially refurbished interior with satin, silk and foil linings. Superb marquetry inlay plus Mother of Pearl cartouche and escutcheon. Working lock and key.

Stunning Refurbished Antique Walnut Jewellery Box

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

This is a beautiful antique jewellery box, dating to 1870/1880. It has a stunning partially refurbished interior and its original working lock and key.

The Exterior

This box has a wonderful Walnut veneer which has beautiful figuration.

The lid and front have Burl Walnut veneered panels, framed with beautiful marquetry inlaid bands. The inlay consists of several types of colourful hardwoods which have been skillfully positioned to create a stunning geometric pattern.

The centre of the lid has a superb inlaid Mother of Pearl cartouche, framed by beautiful hardwood inlays. These all have a beautiful elongated diamond shape. There is a matching inlaid escutcheon to the keyhole, comprising of the same materials as the cartouche.

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

The edges of the box have an ebonised finish.

The bottom of the box has its original hessian covering which will protect the surfaces of furniture.

The Interior

The interior has been beautifully, partially refurbished, by our skilled box restorer.

The box has a new removable storage tray which has been beautifully French polished and stained. This has four storage compartments of varying shapes and sizes. The rear compartment is the ideal shape and size for laying out chains and necklaces. The front left and right compartments are an ideal size for small pieces of jewellery such as rings, earrings, brooches and pendants. The front centre compartment is ideal for larger pieces such as bracelets and slender bangles/watches. The bottom of the tray has a new felt lining.

Beneath the tray is a large single compartment. This is very roomy and will hold large pieces of jewellery such as broad bangles/watches and chunky beads.

The compartments in the tray have beautiful new high-quality satin linings. The large lower compartment has a new padded satin panel, surrounded with decorative gold cord trim. The walls of the lower compartment have new high-quality paper linings. These have a beautiful floral pattern. The satin is a beautiful mustard gold colour.

The inside of the lid has its original padded silk panel. This has a vibrant violet colour and is beautifully ruched. The panel is framed with new decorative gold trim, to compliment that in the lower compartment. The walls inside the lid have new silver foil linings which beautifully reflect the colour of the violet silk.

Our Jewellery Box Restorer

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


This beautiful box is in fabulous condition with only minor light wear due to age and use.

The hinges and lock are in good working order. The box locks securely.

The satin to the compartments, being new, is in perfect clean and unworn condition.

All of the inlay is present and intact.

There is an old repair to a small area of the veneer on the left side of the box. This is not overly noticeable.

Notes About Antique Locks

We would like to make you aware that antique locks can occasionally malfunction. 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.

Please ensure the lock is still working as soon as you receive your 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:  25.2cm
Width:   17.7cm
Height:  12.4cm

Storage Tray - Rear Compartment:

21.0 by 4.5cm with a 2.8cm depth.

Storage Tray - Front Centre Compartment:

8.3 by 8.1cm with a 2.8cm depth.

Storage Tray - Front Left & Right Compartments:

8.1 by 5.8cm with a 2.8cm depth.

Lower Large Single Compartment:

22.8 by 15.2cm with a 5.6cm depth.


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

International postage is £15 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 visit our Orders & Delivery page for further details.

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