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This is a beautiful high quality antique jewellery box. It dates back to the early Victorian period, circa 1840/1850. The box has a beautiful refurbished interior and a hidden inscription written by one of its early owners.
This box has a fabulous Rosewood veneer which has beautiful figuration and a lovely rich colour.
The lid has an array of iridescent Mother of Pearl inlaid flowers. It also has beautiful white metal inlay used for the scrolling stems/vines of the flowers. The metal is probably silver but we cannot confirm this. It is far too fine to have been able to bear a hallmark and we cannot acid test it as doing so could damage the wood.
The lid has its original quality steel handle which is beautifully shaped and sculpted along the top.
There is a replacement Mother of Pearl escutcheon to the keyhole which compliments the Mother of Pearl on the lid.
The lid has a lovely lightly domed shape.
The box is complete with its original 'stop' hinges, lock and key. The hinges hold the lid upright.
There is a new felt covering on the bottom of the box which will protect the surfaces of furniture.
The box is quite small but is beautifully decorated and of an extremely high quality. It is perfect for a small collection of jewellery.
Please note the lock is no longer functional and the key is for decorative purposes only.
The interior has been beautifully refurbished by our skilled box restorer.
There are three new compartments which have beautiful new cream satin linings. The two side compartments have beautiful lids, taken from another Victorian box. These have their original padded red silk coverings. There are beautiful new brass knobs on the lids and the undersides of the lids have new cream satin coverings, matching the linings in the compartments.
The inside of the lid has a new quality patterned paper lining. The paper is embossed and has a beautiful deep plum colour. It has lighter plum flowers and leaves and gold highlights to the stems.
During the internal refurbishment of this box, an ink inscription was found on the inside of the lid. This reads V.Mariboe and has the dates 1862 and 1886. This has been left and is concealed behind the new paper lining.
A little card with this information will be sent along with the box.
Our Skilled Box Restorer
You can read about Jim, our wonderful box restorer, by visiting our About Us page.
This fabulous box is in very good condition.
All of the inlay is present and intact. There is light tarnish to the white metal inlay.
The handle is still secure and the hinges are still in excellent working order.
The interior satin linings, being new, are in pristine clean unused condition. The original red silk to the lids is also excellent with no stains, splits or fraying.
The hinges are still in very good working order.
Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements.
Interior Centre Compartment:
8.0 by 5.3cm with a 2.7cm depth.
Interior Side Compartments x 2:
4.7cm square with a 2.4cm 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. Postage is by Royal Mail International Tracked and/or Signed For.
Please contact us for more details.
The Old Jewellery Box Shop
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