Victorian Coromandel Mechanical Jewellery Box Betjemann & Sons
Stamped Betjemann to the Hinge From our Jewellery Box collection, we are thrilled to offer this exceptional Victorian Coromandel Mechanical Jewellery Box Betjemann & Sons. The Jewellery Box of rectangular shape veneered in exotic Coromandel wood with brass edging and... Read More
Stamped Betjemann to the Hinge
From our Jewellery Box collection, we are thrilled to offer this exceptional Victorian Coromandel Mechanical Jewellery Box Betjemann & Sons. The Jewellery Box of rectangular shape veneered in exotic Coromandel wood with brass edging and finished with a circular brass escutcheon to the front. The Jewellery Box is opened by lifting the lid which activates the mechanical mechanism automatically opening the wings and drop down front all in one motion. Once the lid is fully opened the box is now extended to its furthest revealing the luscious deep blue cushioned velvet lining with two lidded compartments in the wings, an unusual glazed panel to the inside of the front, a reversible mirror to the inside of the lid and a removable top compartment which is partitioned with a step up at the rear for rings or cufflinks. Beneath the tray is a good sized storage area for larger pieces of jewellery. The Jewellery Box is stamped to the inside of the hinge Betjemann for renowned London cabinet makers George Betjemann & Sons. The Jewellery Box will safely store a large amount of Jewellery and is secured via the Bramah lock which is activated by pushing and holding the key in as it turns in the lock. The front glazed panel is perfect for a lady’s or gent’s slim dress watch and allows the user to display them when not in use. The Jewellery Box dates to the late 19th century during the Victorian period circa 1875.
This Jewellery Box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.
Coromandel is a valuable wood found in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It has a contrasting hazel-brown colour with black grain. It is a dense, heavy wood that is so popular it has been logged to extinction over the last few hundred years.
Betjemann & Sons George Betjemann started as an apprentice cabinet maker from a young age working for his Father in Law. In 1848, his two sons George William Betjemann and John Betjemann joined him under apprenticeships until 1846 when George William Betjemann started his own business with his two sons. In 1859 George moved to a new premises on Pentonville road, London. This was when the business became known as ‘Betjemann & Sons’. John Betjemann was grandfather of the later famous poet laureate Sir John Betjemann.
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