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Fine Jewelry1729 of 3232Trinket Box - HANDMADE IN POLANDBracelets Two old Tribal?  Ivory? (I think yes) From Where?  Need Help From the Team!
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Posted 1 year ago

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BHock45
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Has anyone seen these boxes before? I found it today for a few dollars. I can see a few others similar online. They are certainly not cheap, does anyone know about this? I think I will clean it up a bit and re-post.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Fabulous Deco detailing all the way down to the Formica decal. The company name goes back to 1912 and refers to a substitute 'for mica' not for ants.
  2. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    I am not sure I understand, vetraio50, did the company make boxes like these? Or was Formica used to make the box? I did read about the company on wiki.
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    check this out, is this the same kind of box as mine???

    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10205210
  4. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    after I get rid of these screaming children I am going to sit down and detail this box real nice.....I love this find. THanks everyone!
  5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 1 year ago
    Very interesting that vetraio should bring up "ants". "Formica" in Latin means "ant", and I remember the Formica kitchen counter in one of my aunt's kitchen. The 'mica' particles abounded. I can see where someone might think the name "Formica" was perhaps evocative of ants. Like a swarm of ants at a picnic. Very attractive box! : )
  6. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    I thought you all would appreciate the final cleaned and polished version. See the new pics above!! THanks everyone!!

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