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This is a beautiful antique jewellery box dating to around 1880. It comes from the Black Forest region and has superb carved decoration. The interior has been beautifully refurbished and the box has a working lock and key.
This box is made of solid Pine. It has ornate carved decoration on the lid and all 4 sides which features beautiful scrolling vines and Ivy leaves. The Pine has a beautiful dark stained finish and is coated with a glossy protective varnish.
The box has a beautiful flowing curved form and solid brass 'stop' hinges which hold the lid upright at 90 degrees. It also has its original working brass lock. The original key is missing but a new key has been fitted which locks the box securely. The lock is a quality French double lock. Please see below for further notes about this.
A beautiful violet tassel has been added to decorate the key. This compliments the linings in the interior.
The interior has two swing opening compartments and a further larger compartment beneath these.
The entire interior has been fully refurbished by our skilled box restorer.
All three compartments have new padded satin panels in their bases.
The inside of the lid and inner walls of the top compartments have new satin linings.
The inner walls of the lower compartment have beautiful new paper linings. This is a quality patterned paper with a pastel lilac shade.
The satin is a stunning deep violet shade.
About The French Lock
This beautiful box has a wonderful French lock which was designed to deter thieves from stealing its contents. It was cleverly designed so that its key could be turned TWICE, to both lock and unlock the box. The idea was that an intruder would believe the lock to be faulty when it did not open upon just one turn. The lock can however be operated with just one turn if desired.
Notes About Antique 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 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 for its age. All of the carved decoration is still crisp and the hinges are in very good working order. The lock is a little stiff.
The interior linings, being new, are in superb pristine unworn condition.
Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements.
Swing Compartments x 2:
7.3 by 6.9cm with a 3.2cm depth.
17.0 by 7.1cm with a 3.8cm depth.
This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Next Day Special Delivery.
International postage is by International Tracked and/or Signed For post. 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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