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Unusual vintage footed silverplate jewelry or jewel box casket with a gorgeous petit point or needlepoint lid and floral repousse work.  This pretty footed silverplate jewelry box features repousse roses, acanthus leaves and flowers around all four sides and a pretty blue velvet lining.  (c.1950's)  Excellent condition with no damage to note.  Would look SO PRETTY on your bedside table or dressing table! 

The lid of this vintage silverplate jewelry box features three roses on the front of the lid (the lip for opening) and one rose (with leaves) on each side.  Four elegant feet below a very detailed feather motif on the box.  The lid features a textured (dots) design with leaves all around.
The petit point or needlepoint design on the lid is on a cream colored fabric with roses in the colors of pink and purple with yellow, blue and green accents.  No stains or tears in the petit point needlepoint.

Silver and silverplate boudoir accessories became very popular during the late 19th century.  Inexpensive manufacturing techniques provided elaborate and valuable-looking objects, including jewelry boxes, jewel boxes and jewel caskets / jewelry caskets - many with mechanical parts. 

Collecting silver and silverplate jewelry boxes or jewel boxes has reached a near-fevered pitch, as there are so many styles to choose from to express one's personal preferences.  When storing away your jewelry away for the night, the following tips will help make sure the jewelry box is put to good use in storing your jewelry.  By properly putting away your jewelry in the jewelry box, it will less likely become damaged.

For necklaces and bracelets, try to have them hung on hooks in a jewelry box or armoire that offers it.  If there are no hooks, you should still keep the clasps fastened to avoid entanglement of the jewelry.

Before you put that valuable jewelry away in the jewelry box, you should make sure it is DRY!  This is vital to keeping your jewelry safe in its jewelry box.  Even if stored away properly, if the piece of jewelry has water on it, damages can occur such as loosened cement on precious stone settings or the tarnishing of silver.

This vintage footed silverplate jewelry box or jewel casket measures nearly 2.5" tall to the lid, just under 2" tall to the inside lip, 3.75" x 3", weighs 9.2 ounces and is marked on the bottom with JAPAN.

A2489 - Vintage Footed Silverplate Repousse & PETIT POINT / NEEDLEPOINT Jewelry / JEWEL Box Casket
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