Antique Victorian Gilded Metal Jewelry Box Signed “J B”
It’s a very cute box. It still has the original lining inside, which is rare. Generally, time destroys the rich silk lining. The lining is a soft light blue, the fabric padded with natural cotton underneath.
The hinge is in good shape. The gold finish has worn off a bit on high points, which is consistent with age. It is over 100 years old, dating from the late 1890s.
Made of cast metal with a soft matte gilded finish, it measures 4″ wide, 2 1/4″ deep, and 2 1/2″ tall. It weighs 7 oz.