For your consideration is a stunning hand carved wooden jewellery box from South Africa. It is decorated with an extremely well carved antelope head on the lid. There are also more subtle engraved floral designs on each corner of the lid, and small trees on each side of the box. It's beautifully done by a very skilled craftsman! The box was brought to Australia in the early 1960s by the previous owner.It's believed to be made in the 1950s, but could be older. It has a fitted lock and comes with the original key which works perfectly. There are no makers marks or signatures. The box measures 31cm long, 19cm wide by 7cm deep. It's in very good condition for its age.
There are a couple of small chips in the wood to the carving, including the tip of the left horn and on the ears. They are quite minor and blend in with the aged patina of the box. This is a unique piece and will be a wonderful addition to any collection!
I always include high quality photos to clearly show the condition. It's a very large building and is maintaining social distancing. Hunted Antiques & Collectibles: 80-86 Canterbury Road, Kilsyth. If you go to the centre or contact them first, they won't know anything about my listings!
The item "Mid Century SOUTH AFRICAN Hand Carved Wooden JEWELLERY BOX w. Antelope Top" is in sale since Friday, September 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware". The seller is "superpokemart" and is located in Kilsyth, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.