A Jewellery Box for Your Treasures Large and Small
(Last Updated: Dec 01, 2023) For literally thousands of years, boxes have been used for storing things - from the most mundane to the most treasured, from the purely practical to the symbolic and ceremonial. Boxes intrigue people because they hold hidden things and even in the gallery when people know that the boxes on the shelves are empty, still they must open each one to look inside, an instinctive desire to see what is in there, to know what it contains.
Another may need a simple lined box for a few treasured pieces. For those with larger collections of jewellery the full-on jewellery box with trays and drawers would be the thing. Jewellery boxes can also be collectable items in themselves such as the bandsawn and carved boxes of Alan Williams or the exquisite marquetry boxes of Max Clerteau. Alternatively, a little turned trinket box for the dresser is perfect for keeping everyday jewellery.
Our classic, solid Rosewood jewellery box is made with traditional dovetail joints while our veneered boxes use rebate joints or other frame and box joints to make the basic solid wood construction over which the decorative veneers are laid, the overall look being sleek and contemporary. The timbers used for the veneers are chosen for their highly decorative grain and colour and the thin slices of wood taken to make a veneer mean that an exceptionally rare and beautiful piece of timber can be used for several boxes rather than just one solid box.
The boxes described and shown above cover a fairly wide range but sometimes an individual collection of jewellery or treasures requires a really special box or even cabinet, and that is when a master craftsman is brought in to design and make a piece that perfectly fulfils the requirements of the customer.
The cabinet shown has 2 slide hanging spaces for necklaces and bracelets and then multiple drawers for flat storage, and is made from Rosewood and Ash, all in all, a fine piece of woodcraft and design.