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Wooden Boxes


Original Bezalel and other related unique and rare wooden boxes.

Most items were made of olive wood in Israel about 1950s and earlier during Palestine era.

Items marked "Yerushalem" in Hebrew (without the letter 'yod') are highly collectable.

Note: All items are original, age related small splits and blemishes are typical to natural olive wood,
 

For other wooden ware please press below:

Bezalel&Related Sorrento Ware


 

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A Unique Large Olive Wood Etrog Box - Jerusalem
A rare olive wood original Etrog(Esrog) box made in Jerusalem, late 19C early 20C
This is a very beautiful box and in excellent condition ; Gorgeous dark patina, no key
(the line on top is natural part of olive wood, a small chip at the bottom corner)
Please see the last photo. They were copied from two different auctions by Sotheby's
1. Sotheby's sale - Bezalel and Israeliana - Tel-Aviv 11 May 1998, page 79 lot # 242, est.$ 800-$ 1200
2. Sotheby's sale - Important Judaica, Tel-Aviv 25 October 2000, page 78 lot 174 est. $ 800-$ 1000
Max. dimensions: H: 3.5" (9 cm) ; L: 6.7" (17 cm) ; W: 4.7" (12 cm) ; 513 gram (18.1 oz)
Catalogue ID: etrog-olive2

Price: $ 590

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A very rare huge box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Used for Etrog (Esrog, no key), see floppy for size reference, minor natural splits as seen, inlaid marquetry.
Dimension: H: 3.5" (9 cm) ; L: 7.1" (18 cm) ; W: 7.1" (18 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box15-jer-big

Price = $ 390

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A very rare Tzedaka-Charity box made of olive wood by Bezalel, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 2.8" (7 cm) ; L: 4.9" (12.4 cm) ; W: 3.4" (8.6 cm) ; (no key)
  Catalogue ID: bezalel-zbox

Price = $ 350

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A gorgeous and rare barrel shape container made of olive wood, Jerusalem Palestine era.

Dimension: H: 4.7" (12 cm) ; Rim: 2.8"(7 cm)
Catalogue ID: ow-barrel-jer-b

Price: $ 290

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A rare jewelry box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
With mirror and greenish cloth lining as seen
Dimension: H: 2.6" (6.6 cm) ; L: 6" (15.2 cm) ; W: 4.1" (10.3 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box21-jer-bez

Price = $ 220

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A box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
With red cloth lining as seen
Dimension: H: 3" (7.5 cm) ; L: 5.9" (15 cm) ; W: 3.7" (9.5 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box-jer-b

Price = $ 190

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A rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Israel 1950s
Yeshiva Beth Joseph Zvi, Jerusalem (also Yeshiva Beth Joseph Zvi Dushinsky in Brooklyn, NY)
Split on the cover as seen

Dimension: H: 1.5" (3.8 cm) ; L: 4.5" (11.5 cm) ; W: 3.5" (9 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-beth-joseph

Price = $ 180

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A very rare box made partly of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Souvenir of Palestine, Jerusalem, Mosque of Omar
Dimension: H: 1.6" (4 cm) ; L: 6.4" (16.3 cm) ; W: 3.7" (9.3 cm)
  Catalogue ID: olivewood-box-omar

Price = $ 190

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A rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 2.4" (6 cm) ; L: 5.2" (13.2 cm) ; W: 3.5" (9 cm)
  Catalogue ID: olivewood-box-13x9x6

Price = $ 180

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A card box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 2.9" (7.3 cm) ; L: 4.4" (11.2 cm) ; W: 3" (7.6 cm) ; (no lock)
  Catalogue ID: ow-cardbox2-jer

Price = $ 120

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A very rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Signed R. Khatib, Mayor of East Jerusalem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouhi_al-Khatib)
Dimension: H: 1.4" (3.6 cm) ; L: 2.5" (6.3 cm) ; W: 2.5" (6.3 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box10-jer-mayor

Price = $ 95

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A pin box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 1" (2.5 cm) ; L: 4.2" (10.6 cm) ; W: 2.6" (6.7 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box16-jer

Price = $ 75

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A rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Gorgeous box with dark patina, marked Jerusalem in Hebrew and in English.
Dimension: H: 3.6" (9 cm) ; L: 6.7" (17 cm) ; W: 4.8" (12 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box13-jer

Price = $ 110


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A pin box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 1.1" (2.8 cm) ; L: 5" (12.8 cm) ; W: 3.1" (8 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box14-jer

Price = $ 85


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A box made of olive wood, Jerusalem Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 1.6" (4 cm) ; L: 6.3" (16 cm) ; W: 3.5" (8.8 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box-jer-16c

Price = $ 95


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A very rare pen case/pencils box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 1.6" (4 cm) ; L: 8" (20.2 cm) ; W: 2.8" (7 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box12-jer-pencase

Price = $ 250

 

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A box in the shape of a book, made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Inlaid marquetry, great patina.
Dimension: H: 1.4" (3.6 cm) ; L: 5.3" (13.5 cm) ; W: 4.1" (10.5 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-book-jer

Price = $ 180


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A very rare box in the shape of a book, made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Inlaid marquetry, great patina, marked Jerusalem in Hebrew and in English.
Dimension: H: 1" (2.5 cm) ; L: 3.6" (9.2 cm) ; W: 2.7" (6.8 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-bookbox-b

Price = $ 150


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A very rare box in the shape of a book, made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used as match/snuff box, inlaid marquetry, great patina, marked Jerusalem in Hebrew and in English.
Dimension: H: 0.8" (2 cm) ; L: 2.6" (6.6 cm) ; W: 1.9" (4.7 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-bookbox-s

Price = $ 120

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A rare box made of olive wood with inlaid mother of pearl, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 1.1" (2.8 cm) ; Diameter: 2.4" (6 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box18-jer-mop1

Price = $ 95


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A rare box made of olive wood with inlaid mother of pearl, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Dimension: H: 1.2" (3 cm) ; Diameter: 2.67" (6.5 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box19-jer-mop2

Price = $ 110

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A very rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used as snuff box, great patina, marked Jerusalem in Hebrew.
Dimension: H: 1" (2.5 cm) ; Diameter: 2" (5 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-box17-jer-snuff

Price = $ 95

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A rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used as card box, great patina, marked Jerusalem in English
Dimension: H: 0.6" (1.4 cm) ; L: 4" (10 cm) ; W: 2.6" (6.5cm)
  Catalogue ID: olivewood-jerusalem-card

Price = $ 85


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A rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used as card box, great patina, marked Jerusalem in English
Dimension: H: 0.5" (1.2 cm) ; L: 3.3" (8.5 cm) ; W: 2" (5.2 cm)
  Catalogue ID: cardcase-ow-jersalem1

Price = $ 75

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A box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Souvenir of Palestine, Jerusalem, Mosque of Omar, maybe used for cigarettes or cards.
Dimension: H: 0.6" (1.4 cm) ; L: 3.3" (8.4 cm) ; W: 3" (7.5 cm)
  Catalogue ID: ow-cigbox4-jer

Price = $ 65


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A box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used for cigarettes or cards, marked Jerusalem in English.
Dimension: H: 0.6" (1.5 cm) ; L: 3.3" (8.2cm) ; W: 3.1" (7.9 cm)

  Catalogue ID: ow-cigbox2-jer

Price = $ 75


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A rare box made of olive wood, Bezalel Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used for cigarettes or cards, marked Jerusalem and "Eretz Israel" in Hebrew
Dimension: H: 0.5" (1.2 cm) ; L: 3.3" (8.2cm) ; W: 3.1" (7.9 cm)

  Catalogue ID: box-ow-pre

Price = $ 130

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A rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used for cigarettes or cards, marked Jerusalem in English
Dimension: H: 0.6" (1.5 cm) ; L: 3.1" (8 cm) ; W: 2.7" (6.8 cm)

  Catalogue ID: ow-box-8x6.8c

Price = $ 75

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A box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used for cigarettes or cards, marked Jerusalem in English
Dimension: H: 0.9" (2.3 cm) ; L: 4.1" (10.5 cm) ; W: 3.3" (8.4 cm)

  Catalogue ID: ow-cigbox7-jer-th

Price = $ 95


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A rare box made of olive wood, Jerusalem
Palestine era.
Maybe used for cigarettes or cards, marked Western Wall Jerusalem in Hebrew and Jerusalem in English
Dimension: H: 3.6" (1.7 cm) ; L: 6.7" (10.4 cm) ; W: 4.8" (8.6 cm)

  Catalogue ID: ow-cardbox1-jer

Price = $ 120

 
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A high quality wooden folding cigarettes box
Dimension: H: 0.6" (1.5 cm) ; L: 4.3" (11 cm) ; W: 4.3" (11 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-fold-cig1

Price = $ 75

 
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A high quality wooden cigarettes box
Dimension: H: 0.5" (1.3 cm) ; L: 3.9" (10 cm) ; W: 3.9" (10 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-fold-cig2

Price = $ 65

 
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A vintage wood cigar box - Sterling's hand made specials, corona size, no. 752
Dimension: H: 3.3" (8.7 cm) ; L: 7.2" (18.3cm) ; W: 6.1" (15.5 cm)

  Catalogue ID: box-cig-sterling

Price = $ 29

 
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A rare unusual beautiful box with inlaid marquetry, marked "Souvenir Fontainebleau"
Dimension: H: 1.6" (4 cm) ; L: 3.6" (9.2 cm) ; W: 2.2" (5.7 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-fontainebleau

Price = $ 120

 
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A hand painted round box made of light wood (or papier-mâché)
Diameter: 2" (5 cm) ; H: 1.2" (3 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-color-5c

Price = $ 25

 
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A rare wooden box with top art work, made by Cuevas Mexico.
Diameter:  3" (7.5 cm) ; H: 2" (5cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-d7.5-cuevas

Price = $ 35

 
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A wooden box with inlaid copper, Star of David
Maybe used for snuff
Max. Dimension: H: 1.3" (3.4 cm) ; L: 2.8" (7 cm) ; W: 2.4" (6 cm)

  Catalogue ID: box-david-6c

Price = $ 75

 
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A rare 19C Mauchline ware box - Picture of Kenilworth
Kenilworth is a small and historic town in the green heart of Warwickshire, England.
Dimension: H: 2" (5 cm) ; Diameter: 1.6" (4 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-mauchline1

Price = $ 95

 
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A rare 19C Mauchline ware box
Top cover (has a small chip as seen) is opened by unscrewing.
Dimension: H: 6" (5 cm) ; Diameter: 2.1" (5.3 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-mauchline2

Price = $ 75

 

 
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A rare treen box made in England
Dimension: H: 2.4" (6 cm) ; Diameter: 2.6" (6.5 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-treen-6x7.5c

Price = $ 75 (reduced - minor age related imperfection at the top)

 
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A hand painted box, probably from Turkey
Dimension: H: 2.6" (7 cm) ; Diameter: 2.4" (6 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-turkey

Price = $ 55

 
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A rare antique European wooden box
Dimension: H: 2.4" (6 cm) ; L: 11" (28 cm) ; W: 7.5" (19 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-antique-28c

Price = $ 85

 
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A cigarettes box with inlaid marquetry made in Napoli, Italy
Max. Dimension: H: 3.6" (11 cm) ; L: 8" (20 cm) ; W: 4.8" (12 cm) ; missing upper mirror and an ashtray.
  Catalogue ID: box-cig-napoli

Price = $ 55 (reduced due to condition as seen)

 
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A Russian made box with inlaid marquetry, purchased at Moscow's duty free in 1985.
Dimension: H: 2.5" (6.4 cm) ; L: 6.2" (15.8 cm) ; W: 4.4" (11.2 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-russian-df

Price = $ 60

 
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A vintage wooden box with carved top
Dimension: H: 3" (7.5 cm) ; L: 9.4" (24 cm) ; W: 5.5" (14 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-wooden-24c

Price = $ 45

 
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A quality wine box
Dimension: H: 14.4" (36.5 cm) ; L: 4.5" (11.5 cm) ; W: 4.3" (11 cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-wine

Price = $ 35

 
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A box for silver ware (6+6)
Dimension: H: 2.2" (5.5 cm) ; L: 9.1" (23.2 cm) ; W: 7.1" (18cm)
  Catalogue ID: box-wood-silver

Price = $ 45

 

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