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Tramp Art Jewellery Box with Original Key Circa 1880-1890

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A lovely affectionate quote ‘Aus Liebe’ (Out of Love) on the front. Remarkably it still has its original key which is very rare, and the lock works well.

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W-22 D-20 H-14.5 (cm)

Item Reference:

108913-1537-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 108913-1537-4
Item No. 108913 - Dealer No. 1537 - Building No. 4


A rather special 19th Century German Tramp Art Jewellery Box / Trinket Casket.
Remarkably it still has its original key which is very rare, and the lock works well.
Lovingly handmade with inset black panels of velvet to the body and lid.
Metal decorations to the lid, with script initials to the front B L, and centrally a lovely affectionate quote ‘Aus Liebe’ (Out of Love).
There is one lift out tray that is divided in to three sections.
The build is solid but charmingly crude, internally things are a little…shall I say not square!

Overall a good practical size in nice condition commensurate with age and use. Some tiny losses to the turreted exterior carvings, slight wear to the original velvet, but in good solid condition. The inside has recently been refurbished.


Item Reference
Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 20 cm
1880 - 1901, C19th (Late Victorian)
Country of Origin
Good, exterior wood has a couple of very small losses associated with age and use. Refurbished interior


  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
  • UK Post for £15, this applies to smaller items that we can box up and simply post to you.
  • UK Courier for £30, this applies to larger items that can be boxed up and collected by a standard courier delivery company.
  • UK Van Delivery by Hand, this applies to furniture, large items or delicate items. This is undertaken by ourselves or by a fully insured van delivery company that is personally known to us. Prices dependant on your location and size/amount of items purchased.

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