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I recently came across a small collection of 3 Italian wooden trinket boxes. This one is by far the fanciest, with really nice gold wash that has just the right amount of wear to give it a lustrous patina. The dark teal floral details on the front were hand painted and fairly sloppily done, but I think it lends charm and contrast to the attempt at sophistication of the original gold wash.

The old pin hinges are intact and the book cover or door opens and closely smoothly and properly. There are dings and wear to the wood, but the inside is crisp and clean and there are no serious problems to the integrity of the box. No cracks, no repairs, no deep scratches and no gouges.

The box measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2". The inside dimensions are 5 7/16" x 3 1/8" x 1 1/8".

I will ship this in a small USPS flat rate box for $5.30. I'll gladly combine shipping whenever possible. For shipment elsewhere, please contact me for a quote.

Italian Gilded Book Box, Fancy Trinket Box, Circa 1930s European Salvage


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: wood, gilding, gold wash, paint, patina
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 368 reviews
  • Favorited by: 4 people