This stylish vintage Bakelite box will make a fantastic gift or addition to your collection.
Bakelite was developed in 1907–1909 by Belgian chemist Dr. Leo Baekeland, and in 1993 was designated an ACS National Historical Chemical Landmark in recognition of its significance as the world's first synthetic plastic.
Decorative items and accessories made with Bakelite have since become incredibly collectible. This piece has been professionally tested.
This piece has an incredibly rich dark tobacco-brown color with a nearly-monochromatic marbling which gives it a fantastic sense of depth and dimension.
As you can see, the base of the box is relatively simple and unornamented. It's the lid that really screams classic 1940s style.
The center of the lid features an ever-so-slightly convex dome while the edge is accented with a Greek-key pattern.
The remaining areas of the lid are decorated with miniscule stippling which gives it incredibly dynamic dimension and texture.
The trinket box shows some very minor wear and a few teeny scratches here and there, but it remains in very good vintage condition overall.
This piece is a must-have for the discerning Bakelite collector and those who just love the fantastically sensual appeal of 1940s style.
Measurements: Box is 1 5/8" tall (with lid), 3 1/4" long and 3 1/8" wide Weight: 91 grams (3.20 oz)