Inlaid Vintage Jewellery Box With Crystals

( JB308 )

Beautiful inlaid vintage musical jewellery box with crystals set in a swag formation. Decorative Arts and Crafts design. Circa 1940s.

Inlaid Vintage Jewellery Box With Crystals

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This is a beautiful vintage musical jewellery box. It dates to the 1940s and has a decorative Arts & Crafts design.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid Oak. Its front and sides are decorated with crystals and the lid has various inlaid woods. The crystals are positioned in a swag formation.

There is decorative carved detail around the bottom of the box and the box stands raised on turned wood ball feet.

The box is complete with its original catch and brass 'stop' hinges. These hold the lid upright.

The Interior

The interior has a deep compartment to the left and the musical movement is on the right. There is a wooden panel which conceals the movement and there is shallow storage space above this. There are new pink felt linings to the compartment and the panel.

The Musical Movement

This box has its original Swiss, Ste Croix, Reuge, 18 note musical movement. This is in very good working order, playing the tune at its correct speed. We have not been able to decipher the tune.

Operating The Musical Movement

The movement is operated via the winding key on the bottom of the box. 5 turns of the key are sufficient to fully wind the movement. Care should be taken not to over wind the movement.


Please note that the stopping wire for the movement has been removed. The music will therefore play until the movement is fully unwound, and will not stop when the lid is closed.

Notes About Vintage Musical Movements

We would like to make you aware that vintage musical movements 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 movements that malfunction from further age and use, once boxes are purchased.

The movement will be checked prior to posting but please ensure it is still working as soon as you receive your box.

You can view our full returns policy which includes movements, by visiting our Payments And Returns page.


This beautiful box is in very good condition for its 70 plus years of age. All of the inlay is present and intact and the hinges are still in perfect working order.

There is some age related wear to the wood. This is predominantly on the back of the box where there are visible faded patches.

There is one crystal missing from the bottom panels on each side of the box.


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

Length:  21.0cm
Width:   10.8cm
Height:  11.3cm

Interior Compartment:

10.7 by 8.2cm with a 7.5cm depth.

Storage Space Above Movement:

8.2 by 7.0cm with a 3.5cm depth.


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

International postage is £25 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.

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