The Sophie Box in Tortoise shell will add a touch of glamour to a console or dressing table. With its rich aubergine fabric lining and brass pebble knob, it is a luxurious and stylish design. Of course we use faux tortoise shell on all our tortoise shell designs. The realistic print we use is unique to Forwood Design.
Tortoise shell has always been an expensive material because its beautifully mottled appearance appealed to people. The shell was very popular with the Victorians. They manufactured a wide variety of items such as fans, boxes, tea caddies, spectacles and photo frames.
The material came from the shells of the larger species of tortoise and turtle. The initial processing involved separating the layers of the scutes from the animal’s carapace by heating, softening the plates and flattening them in a press.
The Sophie Box in Tortoise shell compliments our Arden dressing table mirror in tortoiseshell creating a glamorous contemporary addition to any dressing table We also love to combine them with our luxury Suzi B console table. The Sophie Box also makes the perfect birthday, Christmas or wedding gift for someone special.
The treasure box is exceptionally easy to clean. Just wipe with a dry cloth.
Please note, in 1973, the trade of real tortoiseshell worldwide was banned under CITES.