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This is a beautiful quality antique box for the storage of both jewellery and bank/memo notes. It has a black leather finish and specialised compartments for Silver, Gold and Notes.
This box has a deep black leather covering which has been newly refinished with satin lacquer.
There is decorative embossed detail to the lid, and the lid has its original hinged chrome handle and fitments. The front of the box has its original chrome keyhole escutcheon which compliments the handle.
The box is complete with its original chrome stop hinges which hold the lid upright. It also has its original working chrome lock and period key. The lock is stamped SECURE LOCK.
The box has a lovely drop down front and this is where the lock is located.
The interior has two compartments at the top which swing open to the side. These are two of the specialised compartments mentioned earlier. The lids of these have 'Gold' and 'Silver' embossed upon them in fancy script. The lettering is beautifully highlighted with gold paint. The lids have pull tabs which enable you to lift them up with ease.
There is a further larger single compartment beneath the top two compartments.
All three compartments have their original burgundy padded silk panels.
The inside of the lid has a specialised compartment for bank/memo notes. This could also be used to store treasured photos or letters. The front of this has 'Notes' stamped upon it in gold fancy script. The front of the compartment and wall behind it are lined with burgundy silk. The inside of the drop down front is lined with the same.
All of the interior is finished with leather.
The beautifully titled compartments are a lovely feature of the box and the top 'swing out' compartments are rarely found on antique boxes.
Late Victorian, Circa 1890/1900.
This box is in very good condition for its age. It has sound structure and only minor light wear commensurate with age and honest use.
There is slight rocking to the hinge of the right compartment but it is still securely fixed.
Notes About Antique Locks
We would like to make you aware that antique locks can occasionally malfunction. 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 working as soon as you receive your box. It will be checked again prior to posting.
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.
Interior Top Compartments x 2:
7.8 by 6.2cm with a 2.1cm depth.
13.2 by 8.5cm with a 3.0cm depth.
UK. 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/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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