Not many boxes were made specifically for jewelry.
Jewelry trays were incorporated in Vanity /Dressing boxes
and table cabinets.
If boxes were made specifically for jewelry they
followed the patterns of sewing boxes except that the tray was
fitted to accommodate jewelry rather than sewing tools. The sewing box with its
many divisions has often been ideal.
Boxes suitable for keeping jewelry in:
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Long rectangular boxes with sometimes with an
extra hinge for the front of the box to open down were made for
holding gloves. These follow the same decorative devices as
sewing boxes, but they are always in simple shapes.
Although many boxes were made for a specific
purpose a great number were made as objects in their own right.
Boxes, which are good examples of special
decorative techniques such as Tunbridge
Ware, Sadeli mosaic, painted etc, were not always fitted
for a specific purpose.
Sometimes a box is found to have been fitted for
the owner's very particular purpose and as such defies