"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 $229 and varies depending upon options. The first box with gold and silver is $259.

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  • 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.

  • Tasia W.

    Tasia W.'s review

    • Sep 25th 2022

    If only all men could communicate with such precision! He did what he said he was going to do, when he said he was going to do it, in the way in which he was supposed to get it done! Perfectionist! I am over the moon with this product And know that the gift will be as well received as it was made. Thank you! Yes you pay for it, but you get what you pay for, and I have no problem with that because it was done right. Beautifully done, every step of the way. So much love and attention to detail. Much appreciation, Tasia

  • Ashley L.

    Ashley L.'s review

    • Nov 19th 2021

    Absolutely outstanding service and product. Could not be happier!!!

  • Maranda T.

    Maranda T.'s review

    • Nov 18th 2020

    What an absolute pleasure to work with. And not to mention, the box I ordered is absolute perfection! I ordered the Matilda style box and it is stunning. Excellent communication, fast shipping. Will work with again - thank you for everything!

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