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This is a beautiful antique jewellery box, dating to 1870/1880. It has a stunning new partially refurbished interior and is complete with its original working lock and key.
This box has a wonderful Walnut veneer and beautiful Mother of Pearl and Abalone shell inlay. This is on both the lid and front. There is also a lovely inlaid Mother of Pearl escutcheon to the keyhole. The Walnut has a beautiful rich colour and superb figuration. The shell inlay has a beautiful iridescent shimmer and a variety of colours. The edges of the box have a lovely ebonised finish.
The box is complete with its original working brass lock and key. It also has its original stop hinges which hold the lid upright.
The bottom of the box has a new felt covering which will protect the surfaces of furniture.
The interior storage tray and compartments have been restored and refurbished by our skilled box restorer.
The inside of the lid has retained its original high quality padded silk panel. This is absolutely stunning! It is deeply padded and quilted and has gold silk buttoning. The silk is a beautiful crimson red shade. The walls to the inside of the lid have new foil linings which beautifully reflect the red silk.
The storage tray is original to the box. This has been repolished and has a new felt covering on its base. Some of the compartments have been altered for more practical storage (i.e to hold a variety of different sized pieces of jewellery). The rear left & right compartments, and the larger centre compartment are all their original sizes and have their original lids. The smaller lids have their original engraved Mother of Pearl handles. All of the compartments and lids have new red satin linings/coverings. These complement the colour of the silk inside the lid.
Beneath the tray is a single large compartment, left in its original shape and size. This has a new padded red silk panel in the base and new quality paper linings to the walls. The paper is cream and has a beautiful floral pattern.
Our Jewellery Box Restorer
You can read about Jim, our wonderful box restorer, by visiting our About Us page.
This beautiful box is in very good condition with some light wear commensurate of age and use.
The hinges are still in perfect working order and the box locks securely. One of the lugs of the lock keep is missing but this doesn't affect its function.
The Walnut on the lid has two fine surface splits. These are superficial and not overly noticeable.
There are five small pieces of the shell inlay missing, again not overly noticeable.
The interior silk and satin linings, both new and original, are in excellent clean condition. Those that are new are completely unworn and the silk inside the lid is in remarkably good condition for its age.
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 malfunction from further age and use once boxes are purchased.
Please ensure the lock is still 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.
Storage Tray - Rear Left & Right Compartments:
5.3 by 5.1cm with a 1.5cm depth.
Storage Tray - Rear Narrow Compartment:
9.7 by 2.3cm with a 2.2cm depth.
Storage Tray - Centre Compartment:
9.3 by 6.2cm with a 1.5cm depth.
Storage Tray - Centre Side Compartments x 2:
5.0 by 3.4cm with a 2.0cm depth.
Storage Tray - Front Compartments x 2:
10.2 by 3.3cm with a 2.0cm 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 postage. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Delivery may be longer depending on the speed of your local postal service and/or if your package has to go through customs.
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