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This copy of Deacon Bradbury, by Edwin Asa Dix, was truly an amazing find. It is over 100 years old with a beautiful bookplate of the original owner, along with a lovely handwritten, and mostly illegible, inscription on the first page. The book itself seems to be a novel featuring the dramatization of the life and times of a country Deacon in New England in the 1800's. The pages were very fragile and brittle, and the binding was loosening. Its current usefulness as reading material was pretty much at an end, but its life as a thing of beauty and history has many long years to come in its new form and purpose. I sured up the spine and glued all the pages together and then removed an approximately 4"x6"x1.5" cavity in the center, leaving a completely hidden and secure secret compartment. The bottom of the cavity is lined with beautiful decorator remnant featuring a botanical theme in green and cream with gold accents. This hollow book would make a lovely and very personal gift for any book lover in your life.

Every hollow book jewelry box is a hand-cut one of a kind. I use recycled or discarded components whenever possible, which keeps the carbon footprint on this jewelry box very low. And I reuse the pages that I remove in my nature themed collages for kids and adults, see sample listing here:


This way you can enjoy owning it it, and I can enjoy making it, completely guilt free!

Secret Compartment Book, Hollow Book Jewelry Box, Deacon Bradbury with Fabric Lining, One of a Kind


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Deacon Bradbury, book, Vintage book, fabric
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 106 reviews
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