Large Early Victorian Mahogany Jewellery Box

( JB295 )

Large Early Victorian Mahogany Jewellery Box

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This is a fabulous large antique jewellery box, dating to 1840/50.

The Exterior

This box has a beautiful Mahogany veneer which has a warm rich colour and nice figuration.  It has a wonderful solid brass cartouche on the lid, plus brass stringing, and it also has an inset brass escutcheon to the lock.  The cartouche is vacant and can be engraved with a name, initials, or dates etc, if desired.  Your local key cutter will offer an engraving service, and this is usually very reasonable at around £2 a line.

The box is complete with its original brass lock, and original brass 'stop' hinges.  These are quality hinges which prevent the lid from falling back.  The lock is working and is complete with its original key.  Please ensure the storage tray and lid are firmly seated before locking the box.

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

The Interior

The interior has been fully refurbished.  It has a new hardwood storage tray which has been polished, stained and varnished.  This has multiple compartments with solid wood partitions. The original large single base compartment is beneath the storage tray.

The compartments of tray, the large base compartment, and the inside of the lid, all have new cream paper linings.


This superb very early Victorian box is in excellent condition for its 160/170 years of age.  It is structurally sound and has no nasty knocks.  All of the veneer and brass stringing is present, and the brass cartouche and escutcheon are still securely seated.  The veneer has superficial age related scratches as we'd expect on a box of this age.

The hinges are still firmly attached and in excellent working order.  The lock is also in very good working order.  Please note that the key is small and hence a little fiddly to position.

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 the box is purchased.

Please ensure the lock is working as soon as you receive the 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:  30.5cm
Width:   23.0cm
Height:  12.7cm

Storage Tray - Left & Right Compartments x 2:

12.9 by 7.7cm with a 1.9cm depth.

Storage Tray - Centre Compartment:

11.0 by 9.0cm with a 1.9cm depth.

Storage Tray - Narrow Front Compartment:

11.0 by 3.3cm with a 1.9cm depth.

Storage Tray - Rear Compartments x 3:

8.7 by 4.3cm with a 1.9cm depth.

Storage Tray - Long Narrow Rear Compartment:

26.6 by 1.2cm with a 1.9cm depth.

Large Base Compartment:

27.5 by 20.0cm with a 6.5cm depth.  (8.7cm depth if the storage tray is not in situ).


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

International Postage is by Parcelforce Global Priority or Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed For.  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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