can be personalised
Classic and colourful handmade leather boxes, luxuriously lined in a soft Italian fabric, with a lid that can be personalised to order as desired.
Proving popular with men, women and children (plus teens and in-betweens) who can use it daily for their cufflinks, jewellery, keepsakes or bits and bobs.
A box can mark a christening, confirmation, Bar Mitzvah, big birthday or 3rd 'Leather' anniversary, be a special 'favour' for a wedding (brilliant for bridesmaids, ushers, Best Man) and serve as a lasting reminder of a happy occasion.
Ethically sourced, fairly traded and handmade using traditional techniques to work the leather which is then hand coloured and polished, these boxes are wonderfully smooth to touch, with that distinctive smell of real leather.
Our Oval boxes are hand made to our own designs in Blackberry, Classic Black, Dark Green, Red Pepper, Rich Purple and Shocking Pink.
Black, green and red boxes have matching interior linings, while blackberry is lined with warm sand, shocking pink with a cool turquoise and rich purple with a deep fuchsia pink 'suede velvet' fabric.
Oval Boxes can be personalised
Up to nine characters (excluding full stops) can be embossed on one line, in silver or gold. Our font is 22pt Times Roman capitals. A second line can be added, typically for dates. Please say where want fullstops when you order, although if we're not sure we will contact you to clarify.
When embossed, an Oval Box becomes a truly unique present, giving a lifetime of pleasure to the recipient.
All our boxes are hand-made using age-old traditional skills. The carcases of the boxes are made from strong card, the lids being padded giving them a ‘plush’ feel.
The boxes are lined with suede velvet, an acrylic material that gives their interiors a luxurious appearance.
The colours used are derived from vegetable dyes that are environmentally friendly, naturally occurring ingredients being used wherever possible. As these colours can fade if exposed to sunlight over a lengthy period, we recommend that the boxes are kept out of bright light.
We specialise in the art of gold and silver blocking (classic embossing on leather, now an almost extinct skill) which involves setting brass type into a 'chase' that goes into a heavy hot foiling machine. The lid of a box is secured on a pro-forma shape, which in turn is fastened to the machine’s table. Exact positioning is essential to ensure that the imprint is central and square, before inserting the foil used to give the embossing the desired colour, and lowering the chase to make the impression. This process calls for considerable skill and attention to detail, giving our boxes an expensive and exclusive appearance.
The boxes require no maintenance other than an occasional wipe. To restore their natural lustre we recommend the use of a high quality matching coloured or neutral leather polish, followed by gentle buffing with a soft cloth. Treated in this way one of our boxes will give many years of pleasure to the owner, as well as serving as a stylish reminder of the generosity of the giver, and that special occasion.
12 x 9 x 4cm, c.70g