Satinwood

Whilst very few Victorian boxes were ever fully veneered in Satinwood, box makers often used this opulent and expensive wood to decorate or ‘accent’ areas of the box’s interior instead. Satinwood (Ceylon Satinwood) is a native of Southern India and Sri Lanka and has an illuminating, shimmery yellow/ gold appearance. It was more commonly used in combination with Coromandel to create a dramatic contrast.

Antique Solid Satinwood.

Antique Solid Satinwood.

Solid Satinwood Drawers from a Leuchars Antique Jewellery Box with a Betjemann Patent Mechanism.

Solid Satinwood Drawers from a Leuchars Antique Jewellery Box with a Betjemann Patent Mechanism.

Solid Satinwood Drawer from an Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel by Jenner & Knewstub.

Solid Satinwood Drawer from an Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel by Jenner & Knewstub.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel by Jenner & Knewstub.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel by Jenner & Knewstub.

Two Solid Satinwood Drawers from a Coromandel Antique Jewellery Box.

Two Solid Satinwood Drawers from a Coromandel Antique Jewellery Box.

Two Solid Satinwood Drawers Opening from a Coromandel Antique Jewellery Box.

Two Solid Satinwood Drawers Opening from a Coromandel Antique Jewellery Box.

Asprey Antique Jewellery Box with Betjemann Patent Mechanism and Candlesticks.

Asprey Antique Jewellery Box with Betjemann Patent Mechanism and Candlesticks.