can be personalised
These handmade soft leather boxes, luxuriously lined for jewellery, cufflinks, watches and keepsakes, are proving popular with all ages.
The ideal gift for Christenings, Confirmations or Bar Mizvahs, that special Birthday or Anniversary, the 3rd being leather. Our leather boxes also make unusual Wedding presents and favours (brilliant for bridesmaids, Best Man, ushers and family), plus commemorative or corporate bespoke gifts.
Our leather boxes are ethically sourced, fairly traded and handmade, using traditional techniques to work the leather which is then coloured and polished, making them wonderfully soft to the touch with that distinctive smell of real leather. When embossed to personalise, each box becomes a unique present that will give a lifetime of pleasure to the recipient.
These luxuriously-lined Oval Leather Boxes are hand made to our own designs in Blackberry, Classic Black, Dark Green, Red Pepper, Rich Purple and Shocking Pink.
The interiors of our Ovals are made from an Italian 'suede velvet' fabric. Black, green and red boxes have a matching interior, while the deep blackberry coloured box is lined with warm sand, the shocking pink with a cool turquoise and rich purple with deep fuchsia pink.
You'll add great style to your gifts with an Oval Box fitted with an interior pad, ideal for smart presentation of a pair of new cufflinks or elegant earrings. Please ask us when you order if you need a pad in your Oval box - there's no extra charge.
Oval Boxes can be personalised
Up to nine characters (excluding full stops) can be embossed on one line, in silver or gold. The font we use is Times Roman 22 point capitals. A second line can be added, typically for a date. It is important that you say exactly where you would like the fullstops, if any, when you order. If we are not quite 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.
Other leather boxes available from us are Hearts, Horseshoes and Oblongs. Fitted Jewellery/Watch Boxes and Playing Card Boxes (with Bridge/Poker cards) have just arrived in our workroom and will be offered shortly, along with Memory Boxes and Mini Keepsakes.
These Oval Leather 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.
Oval and Heart Box lids are detached, whilst the lids of the Horseshoe and Oblong boxes are hinged. The lids of the Horseshoe boxes are secured by a press stud. All 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 deep