Superb Inlaid Exotic Wood Antique Jewellery Box

( JB346 )

Beautiful inlaid antique jewellery box made from exotic woods. Made in France during the reign of Napoleon III, circa 1860.

Superb Inlaid Exotic Wood Antique Jewellery Box

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This is a beautiful French antique jewellery box.  It dates to the reign of Napoleon III, circa 1860.

The Exterior

This box has a stunning Amboyna burl wood veneer.

The lid has superb decorative inlay, consisting of Kingwood, Ebony, Mother of Pearl and polished Brass.  It also has beautiful Kingwood banding plus Ebony and Bone stringing.

There is a lovely inset brass escutcheon to the keyhole, set flush into the wood.

The box is complete with its original brass stop hinges which prevent the lid from falling back.
It is also complete with its original brass lock and key.

The bottom of the box has a new felt covering which will protect the surfaces of furniture.  Apart from this the entire box is in its original state.

About Amboyna Burl Wood

Amboyna Burl is an exotic wood from the Pterocarpus Indicus genus.  Its name derived from Amboyna Island, one of the places the tree can be found.  The tree and wood is sometimes referred to as 'Narra' but in Burl form is known as Amboyna.  This wood was much favoured by French box and cabinet makers because of its beautiful appearance.

The Interior

The interior has a single large storage compartment.  This has its original quilted satin panel and satin linings.  The inside of the lid has the same.

The quilted satin is absolutely beautiful!  It is a gorgeous deep red colour and is deeply padded and buttoned.


This wonderful box is in excellent condition for its 150 plus years of age.  It is structurally sound and its veneer and inlay are intact.

There is a small section of the bone stringing missing on the right hand side of the lid.  This is not overly noticeable.  There is a small repair to the bottom back right corner of the box, again not very noticeable.  Other than this there is minor age related wear.

The interior satin is still in fabulous condition.  There is one small area of wear to this, in the front left corner of the compartment.  You can only see this if you look into the compartment from the back of the box.

The hinges are still in perfect working order and the box locks securely.

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.


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

Length:  25.7cm
Width:   17.5cm
Height:  11.0cm

Interior Compartment:

23.5 by 15.2cm with a 6.0cm depth.


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

International Postage is £25 by Royal Mail International Signed For post.  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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