Large Profusely Inlaid Vintage Jewellery Box

( JB456 )
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Fabulous large vintage jewellery box with an abundance of beautiful marquetry inlay. The inlay features a large Butterfly, a Wild Bird and several Wild Flowers.The interior has a soft felt lining.

Large Profusely Inlaid Vintage 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 large high-quality vintage jewellery box with an abundance of stunning marquetry inlay! It has a very stylish hexagonal shape and it dates to the 1960s/70s.

The Exterior

The exterior has a light Mahogany veneer and is inlaid all over with a variety of beautiful, colourful woods. The inlay has a lovely naturistic theme, featuring beautiful wildflowers and a Butterly. The flowers include a Water Lily, a Poppy, a Periwinkle, a Bell Flower, Snowdrops and Crocuses. The Butterfly on the lid is large and absolutely beautiful.

The box is complete with its original brass catch which keeps the lid securely closed.

The bottom of the box has a new blue felt covering, added to protect the surfaces of furniture.

The box has its original solid brass hinges.

The Interior

The inside of the lid has a dark Mahogany veneered panel. It features a stunning large marquetry inlaid wild bird upon a branch. Again, the inlay consists of a variety of colourful woods.

The interior has a large single compartment, complete with its original green felt lining.

The Marquetry Inlay/Summary of the Box

The inlay on this box is extremely high quality and has so obviously been produced by a very skilled artisan. The entire box shows a high standard of workmanship. We have never come across another box with the same inlaid decoration as this one. It is likely a one-off unique design.


This box is in very good vintage condition. It is a sturdy, weighty box with sound structure.

All of the inlay is present and set flush into the wood.

The interior felt lining is clean and neatly fitted. It has minor wear from age and use.

The catch is very secure.

There are a few flaws to point out which do not detract from the stunning overall appearance of the box. There are a few minor dints/nicks to the lid which are not overly obvious. There is one screw missing in each hinge but both are still fully secure. There is a small piece of veneer missing to the right of the left hinge.


Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements. It is a large box with a roomy interior which will hold a good amount of jewellery.

Length:  28.5cm
Width:   19.5cm
Height:    8.0cm

Interior Compartment:

25.5 by 17.2cm with a 6.0cm depth.


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

International postage is £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.

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