Adorable Vintage Mele Jewelry Box

This fantastic vintage jewelry cabinet has a great retro look and 7 drawers perfect for all your little treasures.

We are thrilled that this piece is from Mele, one of the U.S.'s oldest and most renowned manufacturer's of jewelry boxes.

The still-functioning Mele Company was founded in 1912, Italian immigrant Emidio Mele.

After nearly 50 years in upstate Utica, New York, Mele began importing boxes from more exotic locales like China and Japan.

This beautiful jewelry box was made in Japan and styled and imported by the Mele Company, likely in the 1950s or '60s.

This lovely little box is made of a sturdy hardwood and has a lovely honey-brown color.

As you can see, in addition to 7 velveteen-lined drawers, the jewelry box features a nice, wide mirror on the top which is accented with a scrolled top and turned finial.

A beautifully carved, elegant skirt adorns all four sides of the box on the bottom.

The mirror exhibits a few surface scratches and a few dark spots. A stamped mark on the reverse of the mirror reads "Made in Japan".

Each of the drawers is ornamented with classic brass "batwing" drawer pulls.

Some of the pulls show some expected darkening and a few light surface scratches.

Inside, the drawers are lined with turquoise-blue velveteen which still has a bright, vibrant look.

A few areas in the lining show some spots and light staining.

Finally, a mark on the underside of the jewelry box reads "Styled by Mele, Japan".

Despite some minor condition issues, this fun little piece remains in good vintage condition.

Measurements: Jewelry box is 19" tall, 14 3/4" wide and 7 1/4" deep, Mirror is 6" tall and 11" wide Weight: 7 lbs., 11 oz.

Item ID: 6673

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