French Art Deco Inlaid Mahogany Jewellery Box

( JB321 )

French Art Deco Inlaid Mahogany Jewellery Box

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This is a stunning Art Deco inlaid jewellery box, dating to the early 1930s.  It was made in France and has a quality lock with a double locking mechanism.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid Mahogany.  Its lid has a beautiful large marquetry inlaid motif, plus but beautiful surface applied gilt metal leaves and banding.  There is also gilt metal decoration to the bottom of the box, on all four corners.

The motif features a beautiful laurel wreath with berries, with a very pretty bowed ribbon at the bottom.  The centre of the motif has a beautiful 3 dimensional effect.

The lock has a very pretty gilt metal escutcheon.  This also features a laurel wreath and bowed ribbon, and it compliments the marquetry inlay on the lid.

The gilt decoration is in Ormolu style.  It has beautiful embossed detail and is fully secured with its original pins.

The box is complete with its original long piano hinge.  This is a quality stop hinge which prevents the lid from falling back.  It is also complete with its original working lock.  This is a French lock with a quality double locking mechanism.

Details of the French Lock

This beautiful box has a wonderful French lock which was designed to deter thieves from stealing its contents.  It was cleverly designed so that its key could be turned TWICE, to both lock and unlock the box.  The idea was that an intruder would believe the lock to be faulty, when it did not open upon just one turn!  The lock can however be operated with just one turn if desired.

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.
Please ensure the lock is 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.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment and is complete with its original sage green watered silk linings.  The base of the compartment and the inside of the lid are padded.


This wonderful box is in excellent condition with only minor light wear from age and use.  All of the inlay is present and intact, and the gilt decoration is secure.  There are a few tiny marks to the interior silk linings.

The box is structurally sound and has no nasty cracks or scratches.


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

Length:  20.9cm
Width:   19.1cm
Height:    8.9cm

Interior Compartment:

19.0 by 17.0cm with a 4.7cm 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 & Signed.  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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