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Vintage Footed OVAL Silverplate Repousse & PETIT POINT / NEEDLEPOINT Jewelry / JEWEL Box Casket with Mirror
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Vintage footed oval 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 sunflowers and mums and leaves around all four sides and a pretty red velvet lining with a round mirror set in the lid surrounded by fleur de lis and leaves..  (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 oval jewelry box features a thin leaf motif at the lip on the front (for opening).  The four elegant feet fall below a very detailed leaf motif on the box. 

The petit point or needlepoint design on the lid is on a cream colored fabric with a spray of pinks roses in the center surrounded by a colorful border along the outside edge.  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" tall to the lid, 1.75" tall to the inside lip, 4" x 3.125", weighs 7.3 ounces and is marked on the bottom with JAPAN.

A2490 - Vintage Footed OVAL Silverplate Repousse & PETIT POINT / NEEDLEPOINT Jewelry / JEWEL Box  Casket with Mirror
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