Extra Large Ormolu Jewelry Casket With Beveled Glass Panels

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Extra Large Ormolu Jewelry Casket With Beveled Glass Panels

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$250.00

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Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Vintage from the 1960s

Material

Glass, Metal

Dimensions

Length: 9 1/2 Inches; Width: 7 Inches; Height: 5 1/4 Inches

This extra large ormolu jewelry casket is an estate find and quite special due to its extra large size and exceptional condition.

Octagonal in shape, it's surrounded by oblong beveled glass panels joined by ornate filigree inserts and stamped metal bands with a gold finish. This type of treatment is generally referred to as "ormolu" ("ground gold" in French) in that the metal was often plated in 18kt or 24kt gold and advertised as "tarnish proof." Boudoir accessories such as this jewelry box, as well as perfume trays and bottles, hand mirrors and brushes, swivel mirrors, picture frames, clocks, lipstick holders, and tissue covers, were in high demand in the 1940s to 1960s and added luxury and glamour to the dressing table. The principal makers were Stylebuilt, Matson, Guildcrest, and Globe, and they were usually identified with a foil or paper label affixed to the bottom, which tended to get lost over time. This box has no label. Lined inside and underneath with a light gold velvet fabric.
The box is heavy (weighs just under 3 lbs.), well made, has a strong hinge, stable feet, and clean lining. A superb addition to the dressing table or vanity, this jewelry box will also make a unique marriage keepsake box. Imagine it filled with preserved flowers or bridal crown, wedding invitation, a special piece of jewelry, and other mementos from that special day.

APPROX. MEASUREMENTS:
9 1/2 x 7 x 5 1/4 in.

CONDITION: Superb vintage condition; suitable for gift giving. There is no damage whatsoever: the glass and metal are intact, the hinge is strong, and the feet are stable. There is some discoloration to the lining both inside and underneath; however, this doesn't detract from the beauty or utility of this box. Please review all photos and use zoom.

A NOTE ABOUT VINTAGE: Everything we sell at AlegriaCollection is vintage, meaning that it's at least 20 years old, often much older. Consequently, most of our items show evidence of previous use and, in general, this is viewed as adding to the aged character of a piece. We make every effort to accurately describe any flaws and encourage you to carefully read the description, particularly when purchasing vintage as a gift.

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This extra large ormolu jewelry casket is an estate find and quite special due to its extra large size and exceptional condition.

Octagonal in shape, it's surrounded by oblong beveled glass panels joined by ornate filigree inserts and stamped metal bands with a gold finish. This type of treatment is generally referred to as "ormolu" ("ground gold" in French) in that the metal was often plated in 18kt or 24kt gold and advertised as "tarnish proof." Boudoir accessories such as this jewelry box, as well as perfume trays and bottles, hand mirrors and brushes, swivel mirrors, picture frames, clocks, lipstick holders, and tissue covers, were in high demand in the 1940s to 1960s and added luxury and glamour to the dressing table. The principal makers were Stylebuilt, Matson, Guildcrest, and Globe, and they were usually identified with a foil or paper label affixed to the bottom, which tended to get lost over time. This box has no label. Lined inside and underneath with a light gold velvet fabric.
The box is heavy (weighs just under 3 lbs.), well made, has a strong hinge, stable feet, and clean lining. A superb addition to the dressing table or vanity, this jewelry box will also make a unique marriage keepsake box. Imagine it filled with preserved flowers or bridal crown, wedding invitation, a special piece of jewelry, and other mementos from that special day.

APPROX. MEASUREMENTS:
9 1/2 x 7 x 5 1/4 in.

CONDITION: Superb vintage condition; suitable for gift giving. There is no damage whatsoever: the glass and metal are intact, the hinge is strong, and the feet are stable. There is some discoloration to the lining both inside and underneath; however, this doesn't detract from the beauty or utility of this box. Please review all photos and use zoom.

A NOTE ABOUT VINTAGE: Everything we sell at AlegriaCollection is vintage, meaning that it's at least 20 years old, often much older. Consequently, most of our items show evidence of previous use and, in general, this is viewed as adding to the aged character of a piece. We make every effort to accurately describe any flaws and encourage you to carefully read the description, particularly when purchasing vintage as a gift.

Be sure and visit our other shop sections via the navigation bar on the left, here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlegriaCollection

PLEASE SEE SHOP POLICIES BEFORE PURCHASING:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlegriaCollection?ref=l2-shopheader-name#policies

Thank you for shopping at AlegriaCollection.etsy.com

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