A guide to the history, design and manufacture of antique jewellery boxes and dressing cases.

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French Locks

French box locks manufactured during the eighteenth and nineteenth century are generally very simple mechanically speaking; many rely on, if not just one, only a few internal levers. The mechanism initially locks with one full anti-clockwise turn of the key…

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