This is certainly the largest jewellery box I have ever made ~ 20" x 13" x 11". It features 4 trays and three drawers made from bubinga, variously fitted out to accept rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
It is made from Birch Plywood, veneered with beautiful walnut 'crotch' and bordered with ripple maple and boxwood. Most of my jewellery boxes feature plush, velvet lined interiors with ring runs and some, such as this, have trays and drawers specially fitted out to accept individual pieces of jewellery.
The lid and front are decorated with various natural and dyed veneers, Mother-of-Pearl, abalone and snakewood.
The lid features swirling inlaid laminated details cutting across and accentuating the flow of the figure in the walnut.
This large jewellery box has three drawers made from bubinga fitted out to accept individual pieces of jewellery. These are spring loaded and are opened by raising small turned ebony finials placed along the back edge of the interior of the box.
The escutcheon is made from abalone and mirrors the shape of the four points of the main star decoration.
The topmost of the four trays slots onto the third and is half depth - this maximises the use of the space in the domed lid. This also clearly shows the lining using velvet and moiree and the dyed veneer and abalone inlays along the front of the trays.
All the hardware on this is gold plated including the mount for these turned ebony knobs. Set in along the back edge of the box these release the three spring loaded drawers.