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This is a vintage Anglo Indian jewellery box dating to the 1950s.
This box is made of Sandalwood and has both beautiful inlay and carved decoration.
There is a superb hand carved Sandalwood panel on the lid and further carved Sandalwood panels to the sides. The panel to lid features the Taj Mahal and a tower, surrounded by beautiful frames and leafy vines. The panels on the sides also feature leafy vines. There is a vast amount of intricate detail to all of these beautiful panels.
There is also miniature mosaic inlay to the lid and sides of the box. This intricate mosaic inlay decoration is known as 'Sadeli'. Each little piece of the mosaic inlay is painstakingly positioned by hand. The inlay consists of Mother of Pearl and Rosewood.
There are also Rosewood veneers to the box plus inlaid bone stringing and bone edges.
As you can see there is an abundance of high quality workmanship on this box.
The bottom of the box has a new cushioned felt covering. This will protect the surfaces of furniture.
The box has its original 'stop' hinges which hold the lid upright. It also has its original working lock and key.
The interior has a single storage compartment. The compartment and the inside of the lid have their original purple brushed linings.
This box is in very fair condition for its age. All of the mosaic inlay is still present and there is no damage to the Sandalwood panels. The carving on these is still beautifully crisp.
The interior linings have minor wear and that to the inside of the lid has faded.
There is a piece of wood missing to the back wall of the compartment. This has not affected the sound structure of the box.
There is some movement to the left hinge but the lid still closes as it should. There is a pin in each hinge that has lost its head. We have not replaced these as doing so could cause damage.
There is slight movement/stiffness to the lock but it still 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 boxes are purchased. The lock will be checked again prior to shipping but please ensure it 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.
15.0 by 10.0cm with a 3.6cm depth.
UK. This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery.
International postage is £25. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Delivery is by Royal Mail International Tracked and/or Signed For postage.
Please contact us for more details.
The Old Jewellery Box Shop
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