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This is a beautiful antique solid Oak jewellery box. It dates back to the Edwardian period and is complete with its original high-quality French lock and key.
This box is made of solid Oak and has beautiful splined mitre joints. The lid has a lovely raised and shaped panel and the box has a beautiful plinthed base.
There is a large ornate brass handle and plate to the lid and a very ornate brass escutcheon to the keyhole. The escutcheon features a mythological gargoyle, with its mouth being the opening to the keyhole. There is a gilded finish to the brass.
Please ensure the box is locked before you lift it up by its handle.
The box is complete with its original working French lock and key. It also has its original stop hinges which hold the lid upright. There are small shallow rounded feet on the bottom of the box.
The French Lock
This box has a high-quality 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.
The interior has a single large storage compartment which is fully lined with felt. This is an old lining but it's not original to the box. Please see the history comments below.
This box dates to the Edwardian period, circa 1901-1910. It probably started life as a large bible box and lined at a later date to make it suitable for storing jewellery.
This box is in wonderful antique condition. It has sound structure and no cracks or dents.
There is minor wear to the corners/edges of the plinth base.
The decorative handle and escutcheon are secure. There is one screw missing from the plate of the handle which has not caused it to become loose. There is a build of tarnish to the brass which we've left, as polishing it will remove the gilding.
The interior felt is in good condition, neatly fitted and secure.
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.
Height: 11.0cm approx
The length and width measurements have been taken across the base.
22.0 by 14.5cm with a 7.3cm depth.
UK. This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery.
International postage is £15 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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The Old Jewellery Box Shop
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