Italian Pietra Dura Jewelry Box
Featured here is a large inlayed Pietra Dura Jewelry box. It's flair incorporates precious and semi-precious stones.This panel is completely flat. As you can see from the top view, it is of a black marble cut and shaped. The orange, and blue colors, create the flower design and are inlayed in. On the sides the flower design are put in pots to depict growth. This box is considered a jewelry box, or some call it a jewelry casket. It is 11 1/2 inches across , 8 inches tall, and 7 1/2 inches in depth. There are 6 inlayed flowers on the top art that inlayed in carved, or cut out wood. On the sides notice the architecture arches. This shows style and class, perhaps a design after a building in Florence Italy where this was most likely made. There is a key that can lock this box. People often had staff, and didn't want people getting into their jewelry. On the inside of the box there is a tan wood shelf with 4 slots. The shelf is 8 inches across, 4 inches wide, and 1 3/4inches deep. Notice the square pegs on the joints of the fame. Below the tray is an empty space where larger items can be placed. The bottom on the underside you will find 4 ,1 1/2 inch feet. This give the box a lift and keeps it from laying flat. It looks like round dowels were used to secure the round feet into the base of the box.
WIDTH: 11 in | HEIGHT: 8 in | DEPTH: 7 in
Shipping Estimate: $50 | FedEx
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CONDITION: Small spit in a carved piece of wood on the front .