Offered is a fabulous antique Victorian jewelry or sewing box. This is a beautiful box, very romantic. It has hand painted red and pink roses, as well as pink carnations. The top of the box has a pair of birds, maybe love birds? It has a lot of inlay or marquetry which also serves as dovetailing on the corners. I LOVE old boxes, and this one, in my opinion has all the bells and whistles. It is one of a kind. Perhaps lovingly handcrafted for a sweetheart or a bride. The language of flowers (very popular during Victorian times) ..... pink roses = grace, beauty & femininity, red roses = love, passion, & beauty, pink carnations = lively & pure affection, beauty & pride.
It is a large box, heavy and well made. It has an inner removable tray. It does have a key and the lock is functioning. The lock is a little stiff, it might just need a little oil. It does lock and unlock the box. Measures 6.75”H x 11.25”W x 9.5”D The inside is lined with purple velvet. There is a red velvet lined tray and hand carved wooden plaque in the lid.
The box is in very good antique condition. It does have a few little scratches and scuffs. Nothing readily noticeable. There is some crazing to the varnish. There is also several tiny pieces missing from the dovetailing on the back top left corning. Does not affect the integrity of the box and is not readily noticeable. I've shown it in the last photo. MUCH prettier than the photos.
LG Folk Art Handpainted Birds & Flowers Inlay Jewelry Sewing Box
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