Offered on sale is an unusually large and heavy antique or vintage heavy wooden jewellery box. Made in the Anglo Indian Colonial style using a hardwood (possibly Rosewood) with brass strapping to the interior and a flush military style brass handle to bottom drawer. With a hinged top lid with two wooden panel doors which fold open to reveal three mirrors.
The base has a small drawer to the bottom, lined with red velvet and 5 six compartments to the top, three small lined with padded red velvet, one with scalloped wooden edges, and two large (16x14 cm) compartments also lined with padded red velvet. These two compartments are also hinged and can be pulled aside to reveal a further wooden storage area with two more drawers also lined with red velvet. The drawer sits on four small wooden feet. The box has a nice tight catch with shuts firmly. Possibly originally used as a travelling jewellery or vanity box.
Would make a stylish jewellery or make-up cabinet for someone looking for plenty of storage. Condition: The exterior wood is in very good condition, has been recently waxed and has a nice warm patina. There is one large age crack to top of box which has been filled in and coloured.
The brass strapping is clean with just a little tarnishing in hard to reach areas around the small nails fixing them in place. There may be a few minor scuffs or scratches commensurate with the items age and use. The two side mirrors has a couple of spots of silvering but are generally in good condition. There is one small crack to the right hand side of the wooden frame of the central mirror. The interior storage and drawers including the velvet lining is in very good, clean condition.
One wooden foot has a small piece missing but is still secure. Size: The box is large measuring 39 cm wide x 30 cm deep x 26 cm tall and weighing approx 9.5 kilograms. The item "Antique Vintage Indian Colonial Style Wooden Vanity Box Jewellery Box" is in sale since Friday, February 02, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "poniente4" and is located in Wareham.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Russian federation, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Chile.