This all original nicely grained mahogany, 18th century Georgian jewelry case was made in England, circa 1790. It was obviously crafted for the aristocracy, as jewelry boxes from that era are very rare.
A multi-use lift out compartmentalized baize lined interior drawer, with a plethora of different sized sections accommodates various types of jewelry, from rings and pendants, to bracelets. Lifting out this drawer reveals a larger area beneath, to place necklaces, and store other valuables. This is also green baize lined.
The box is in excellent condition and all original with the original finish; a gilt molding to the bottom above the four bracket feet circumvents the case. The jewelry case is very well made, quite heavy in stature; has three hinges to the back, and the original brass keyhole escutcheon to the front. A beaded molding to the base of the lid, and an additional inlaid molding to the top completes the decoration.
Dimensions: 17″ wide x 13″ deep x 6 1/2″ high
Provenance: Richard Gould Antiques, Santa Monica, California, circa 1958.