"Matilda" Style Box

This box is my version of the chocolate box in the movie "Matilda". It's not an exact copy, but the gold and silver carving patterns are very close to the movie box. This is the first box pictured.

I also have made several custom variations. Pick one of those, or give me your ideas for a custom design.

I have some variations of this box from which you can choose. The original box is made with black walnut and embellished with gold-painted carvings and brass feet. The "Giles" box is in cherry with V carvings unpainted and antique brass feet - my personal favorite. The box with oak leaves and acorns carvings is hickory, and was done per specific customer request of that pattern.

Boxes can be personalized with names, initials, or short phrases under the lid. What ideas do you have to personalize your box? I would love to discuss them with you.

Boxes are about 10" long, 7.5" wide, and 5" tall not including feet. Custom sizes are possible.

Price starts at $299 and varies depending upon options. The first box with gold and silver is $329.

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    ALEXANDRA R.'s review

    • May 2nd 2024

    I had a custom chocolate box made that is similar to the one in the movie Matilda. It's even more beautiful than what I expected!!! Dick did an amazing job, communicated the entire time, I am beyond happy with the box. He packaged it extremely well as I had it shipped to my address in Florida and then on to the Bahamas. The workman ship is stunning. I could not recommend him more! 10 out of 10.

  • Dylan C.

    Dylan C.'s review

    • Jan 26th 2024

    Such an amazing piece and really talented artist. Very reasonable to work with and is very good with timelines and getting projects done. Highly recommend. Very beautiful box.

  • Kelly B.

    Kelly B.'s review

    • Dec 27th 2023

    This box was absolutely beautiful! I had one made for my mom for Christmas. Had such great detail. I would order again!

  • Madison S.

    Madison S.'s review

    • Jan 11th 2023

    I was able to easily communicate my ideas for customization and received the box exactly as I requested in a very quick turnaround. It was much larger than I expected (my own error as I never actually looked at the size or asked) but in a good way, it is very substantial and super cool, not to mention very beautiful. I asked to have it unfinished and although I'll likely end up playing around with different finishes, I am tempted to leave it unfinished because the black walnut is so pretty. This is something so unique and specially crafted that I can pass it down to my kids and they can do the same; I've never had a piece of furniture or item like that before, so it is extra special. Thank you!

  • Natalia L.

    Natalia L.'s review

    • Sep 29th 2022

    I am thrilled with this gift for my daughter. She has loved Matilda since she was a little girl. The communication was timely and the box was completed faster than expected. I can’t wait to give this gift to my daughter! Even if she is turning 30, this is a beautiful gift.

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