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This is a beautiful antique jewellery box with a newly refurbished satin lined interior. It dates back to the late Victorian period, circa 1890.
This box has a wonderful Walnut veneer which has a lovely grain and colour. There are beautiful wide bands of Berlin strap work inlay to both the lid and front of the box. The inlay is made up of thousands of tiny pieces of wood, beautifully put together to form a symmetrical mosaic pattern.
There is a large oval Mother of Pearl cartouche to the lid and a large oval Mother of Pearl escutcheon to the keyhole. Both are inset flush into the veneer.
The box is complete with its original working lock and period key. It is also complete with its original brass 'stop' hinges which prevent the lid from falling back.
The bottom of the box has a new felt covering. This will protect the surfaces of furniture.
The interior has been fully refurbished by our skilled box restorer. It has a new removable hardwood storage tray with multiple compartments, located above the original large base compartment.
The compartments in the tray, plus the inside of the lid, have beautiful new satin linings. These are a lovely powder blue shade. The tray has been French polished and stained, and has a new felt covering on the bottom. This matches the covering on the bottom of the box.
The base compartment and interior walls of the lid have new quality paper linings. This is a beautiful charcoal grey paper with a pretty foliate pattern.
The large base compartment is deep and spacious. It will hold a good amount of jewellery including large pieces such as bangles, beads and watches.
The front compartment of the storage tray is the ideal shape and size for laying out necklaces and chains. The smaller rear compartments are ideal for rings, earrings, pendants and brooches.
Our Skilled Box Restorer
You can meet our wonderful box restorer Jim by visiting our About Us page. His work is of a very high quality.
This lovely antique box is in very good condition for its 120 years of age. It is a sturdy box with sound structure.
There are a few teeny pieces of inlay missing but this is barely noticeable. There are nibbles to the inlay on the front bottom corners of the box, again not overly noticeable. These tiny flaws are as we'd expect on a box of this age which has been loved and used.
The Mother of Pearl is still lovely with no chips or cracks.
The interior satin and paper linings are in excellent unworn condition, being new.
The lock and hinges are still in good working order.
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 may malfunction from further age and use once boxes are purchased. Please ensure the lock is still 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.
Large Interior Base Compartment:
21.4 by 15.1cm with a 5.5cm depth. (7.6cm depth if the tray is removed).
Storage Tray - Front Compartment:
21.2 by 8.0cm with a 3.0cm depth.
Storage Tray - Rear Centre Compartment:
10.4 by 4.8cm with a 3.0cm depth.
Storage Tray - Rear Side Compartments:
4.8cm square with a 3.0cm depth.
This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Next Day Special Delivery.
International Postage is by £25 by Royal Mail International Signed For. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world.
Please contact us for more details.
The Old Jewellery Box Shop
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