Beautiful Vintage Marquetry Inlaid Jewellery Box

( JB230 )

Beautiful vintage jewellery box with very decorative marquetry inlay. 4 compartments and original lock with key.

Beautiful Vintage Marquetry Inlaid Jewellery Box

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This is a beautiful vintage Italian jewellery box, dating to the 1960s and with its original lock and key.

It was originally a musical box but is now solely decorative, having had its musical movement removed.

The Exterior

The box is made of satinwood and is both veneered and inlaid with several other varieties of wood.  There is beautiful marquetry inlay to the lid, as well as on all four sides of the box.  This stunning marquetry features birds, flowers and mythological creatures which resemble Griffins. The marquetry has an Oriental like appearance.

All of the wood has been beautifully polished.  It has a wonderful smoothness and a gorgeous high gloss finish!

The box is complete with original long piano hinge to the lid, and its original hinges to the interior compartments.  All of these are quality 'stop' hinges which prevent the lid and the compartments from extending too far back.

The box stands raised on four nicely shaped feet, and its bottom has retained its original label.

The Interior

The top of the interior has two swing opening compartments, and there are two further compartments beneath these.  (The musical movement would have been on the casing between the two lower compartments).  There is a beautiful ballerina upon the casing which is original to the box.  Her legs suspend from dainty chains (concealed by the skirt of her dress).  She has a lovely lemon velour skirt, a gold ribbon tie around her waist, a beautiful painted bust and shoes, and delicate painted detail to her face and hair.  Please note that she no longer spins around and that she is best placed in a seated position.

All of the compartments and the centre casing are lined with beautiful red velour.  The linings to the bases of the compartments are nicely padded.

There is a wonderful large inset mirror to the inside of the lid.  This is beautifully framed with red satin cord trim which has a decorative rope twist design.


This wonderful box is in excellent condition for its 50 plus years of age.  All of the inlay is present and intact, and the box is structurally sound.

The interior linings are in excellent condition with no splits or fraying.

There is one teeny mark to the exterior, just above the lock, which was probably caught with the key.  There is also a teeny scratch to the front left corner of the lid.  Neither of these are very obvious.

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

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 malfunction from further age and use, once the box is purchased.

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:  26.2cm
Width:   15.4cm
Height:  11.3cm

Swing Compartments x 2:

Each 10.0 by 7.5cm with a 4.0cm depth.

Lower Compartments x 2:

11.0 by 8.4cm with a 4.0cm depth.


19.0 by 8.5cm.


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 Signed post.  Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe, and within 5-7 working days to the rest of the world.

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