Beautiful 1940s Refurbished Inlaid Sorrento Jewellery Box

( JB385 )
SOLD ~ Please contact us if you are looking for a similar box and we will endeavour to source one for you!

Beautiful 1940s vintage jewellery box, made in Sorrento, Italy. Beautiful marquetry and micro mosaic inlay. Beautiful newly refurbished satin lined interior. Working lock and key.

Beautiful 1940s Refurbished Inlaid Sorrento 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 beautiful vintage jewellery box, made in Sorrento, Italy. It dates to the 1940s and has a wonderful newly refurbished interior.

The Exterior

This beautiful box is made of Mahogany and various other hardwoods.

There is foliate marquetry inlay on the lid, surrounded by a frame of further inlay. There is also symmetrical inlay to the bottom edges of the lock keep and compartments. There is also beautiful micro mosaic inlaid flowers, running along the edges of the bottom of the box.

A description of the micro mosaic inlay is given below.

The lid is complete with its original 'stop' hinges which hold the lid upright.

The box is complete with its original working lock and key.

About The Mosaic Inlay

The beautiful mosaic inlay on this box is known as 'mosaic tesselated inlay'. It is made up of 1000s of tiny pieces of wood, painstakingly put together to form intricate mosaic designs.

The Interior

The interior has been beautifully refurbished by our skilled box restorer. There are two swing opening compartments at the top and a further larger compartment beneath these. The bases of all compartments have new padded satin panels and the walls have beautiful new quality paper linings.

The paper is a lovely pastel blue shade with a white polka dot pattern. The satin is a lovely mid blue shade.

The inside of the lid has its original inset oval mirror. This is surrounded by two oval inlaid frames.

The compartments have their original hinges.

Notes About Vintage Locks

We would like to make you aware that vintage 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 may 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.

Our Skilled Box Restorer

You can read about Jim, our wonderful box restorer, by visiting our About Us page.


This wonderful box is in excellent condition. It is structurally sound and free from damage.

All of the inlay is present and intact.

The interior linings, being new, are in pristine unworn condition.

The mirror is lovely with no chips or cracks. It has a small amount of foxing as we'd expect with its age.

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


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

Length:  22.0cm
Width:   12.5cm
Height:  10.0cm

Top Compartments x 2:

8.3 by 8.2cm with a 3.5cm depth.

Lower Compartment:

18.8 by 9.0cm with a 4.0cm 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.

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