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1920s JEWELRY BOX - Vintage Handmade Totally Unique Awesomely Sweet

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Here's a one-of-a-kind, handmade dressing table box. I like to imagine a poor farm boy--in the 1920s, or possibly 1930s--making this one-of-a kind, jewelry (or toiletries) box for his favorite girl. Alas...she dreams of bobbed hair and the Big City.

This charming folk art ditty box features a jazz age, bobbed-hair silver lady-with-flower. Except for the glass top with her image, the picture frame and box sides are all wood, covered in tin with crimped seams. The box bottom (image 5) is, most likely, a scavenged, re=purposed piece of wood that likely says nothing about the origin of the box. Just a guess.

Inside the box on the backside of the lid, there is a mirror. Inside on the bottom, there is a single, glass-bottomed turquoise blue wood box that is divided into three compartments. A tin button tab allows for easy opening and closing.

Harkening back to simpler times, this dressing table charmer is very handmade and very special--outsider art..
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Measurements:
• Length: 10"
• Width: 8"
• Depth: 2"

Condition:
• Vintage good: no breaks or cracks in the glass. In certain light, you can see four places where the lady-with-flower image was attached to the lid glass. The tin covering is handmade-quirky: irregular and dented here and there, a small piece in the upper right top is missing.The bottom is scuffed, as it might have been when it was made since it was made with recycled materials.
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No need to try and make your own jazz age jewelry box, here is one-ready made!

1920s JEWELRY BOX - Vintage Handmade Totally Unique Awesomely Sweet

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: wood, tin, mirror, silver foil
  • Only ships to United States from New York, United States.
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Favorited by: 15 people