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Brown Dragon Italian Leather Desk Box

The ideal, refined complement for desktop or bureau, this old-world style, leather box immediately brings to mind images of Italy. Exquisitely crafted, the box gives the impression that it was found in a little store on a hidden cobblestone street in Rome or Florence. The rich, brown leather is handsomely decorated with a golden design atop the box. At first glance, the design appears to be swirling leaves, but on careful study, the shape of a dragon emerges. Soft, crème suede lines the interior of the box, contrasting elegantly with the brown leather exterior. The box locks with a golden tasseled key. 7-7/8" x 6" x 2-3/8". (Item #1307)

$260.00

Italian Leather Desk Set

This exquisite desk set, hand-crafted with sophistication and flair by Italian artisans, transforms the desktop into a work of art. Made of smooth leather in marbled, golden tan tones and bordered with an embossed gold-leaf, Florentine design, the desk set has the look of an elegant antique. The two leaves atop the desk set open on brass hinges to expose the inner writing area and two leather pockets. Three brass-hinged, wood-lined boxes at the head of the desk set serve to store pens, clips, business cards and other desktop items. Crafted with the attention to detail and style for which Italian craftsman are famous, the desk set is lined on the inside and underside with color-coordinated moiré. With the leaves closed, the desk set measures 22-1/2" x 18-3/4" [Letter opener and magnifier not included.] (Item #0952)

$1,125.00

Italian Biscotto Desk Box

Handcrafted with sophistication and flair by Italian artisans, this leather desk box will be treasured for generations as a collectible work of art. Made of smooth leather in marbled, golden tan tones and bordered with an embossed gold-leaf, Florentine design, the desk box has two inner compartments for storing stationery, cell phones, remote controls, or other desk accessories. Measures 9-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" high. (Item #1141)

$710.00

Italian Biscotto Pen Cup

With an antique look, this embossed leather pen holder, handcrafted in Italy, matches the Italian Biscotto Desk Box (Item 1141) and the Italian Leather Desk Set (Item A0952). Handcrafted in Italy, the pen holder is made of fine leather in golden tan tones, with patinated embossing around the base and gilt scrolling cartouches. 4" tall x 4" wide x 3-1/2" deep. [Pens not included.] (Item #1501)

$120.00

Italian Leather Tuscan Watch Case

Expertly crafted by Italian artisans, this exquisite leather watch box is the ideal, refined complement for desktop or bureau. The rich, mottled, caramel brown leather is handsomely decorated with an ornate shell design atop the box. The sides of the box are slightly curved, softening and adding interesting detail to the rectangular shape. Soft, taupe suede lines the interior of the box, which has compartments for holding up to six watches. Tooled leather lines the interior edges and compartments. The box locks with a golden tasseled key. 9-1/2" x 7-1/4" x 3-1/2". (Item #1843)

$395.00

Italian Leather Fleur-de-Lis Album

Inspired by Italian Renaissance designs, this exquisite album provides a most elegant home for storing treasured photos and mementos. Using centuries old binding techniques, skilled Italian craftsmen create each leather album by hand, using traditional tools to emboss and intricately detail each. Embossed on the rich, chocolate brown, mottled leather cover is a gilt fleur-de-lis artfully framed against an inverted, tear-drop shaped background. With attention to detail, the back and spine of the cover also bear embossed designs, with gold leaf decorating the diamond-shaped design on the center of the spine. The interior is lined with brown moire and contains 50 ivory, deckled, acid-free pages with onionskin page protectors affixed to each. 9" x 12" x 2-1/4" deep. (Item #1838)

$335.00

Italian Intermezzo Menus and Music

Italian Intermezzo Menus and Music

The best Italian dinners are made at home! This bountiful feast for the senses includes 248 pages of recipes from extraordinary chefs and a music CD that captures the soul of Italy. Masterpiece paintings, poetry, and luscious food photography complete the experience. Sharon O'Connor traveled throughout Italy and the United States to visit 21 of the finest chefs in the world. She has formatted 120 of their recipes for the home cook, including dishes for each course of a traditional Italian meal, from antipasti to dolci. On the accompanying CD, the Pizzarelli-Peplowski Sextet creates the sound of Italy everyone knows, from Neapolitan songs and opera to pop songs and music from the movies, Italian Intermezzo will inspire many evenings of music, food, joy, and romance at home. Buon appetito! (Item #0696)

The Cookbook

Recipes from 21 extraordinary restaurants in Italy and North America, including...
Villa San Michele, Florence
Hotel Cipriani, Venice
Don Alfonso, Sant Agata
Spiaggia, Chicago
Valentino, Los Angeles

The CD

12 selections, including...
Ah! Marie
Mattinata
Non Dimenticar
Santa Lucia
O Sole Mio
Torna a Surriento

$36.00

Italian Leather Journal

This most exquisite, handcrafted, Italian journal provides an elegant place to record memories and inspirational thoughts. Using centuries-old techniques, skilled Florentine artisans expertly embossed and bound the journal, adding gold detailing around the border and on the spine. Detailed craftsmanship is also evident on the interior, ivory-colored, lined pages, which have gilt edges. 8-1/2" x 6" x 1". (Item #1731)

$155.00

To Love Again Music Box

Inlaid on the lid of this matte black music box is a white, mother-of-pearl rose on a golden-leaved stem. Delicately handcrafted in Italy, the box is made of wood and is lined on the inside with a tan, suede-like material. With bowed sides, the box rests on four golden metal feet. Inside is a ring holder and space for other jewelry or treasures. Plays Chopin's "Nocturne in E Flat Minor," also known as "To Love Again." Measures 6-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 2-1/2". [Jewelry not included.] (Item #2411)

$290.00

Somewhere in Time Music Box

The lid of this matte-finish, burlwood jewelry box, which is made in Italy, features an ebony-colored border and an intricate, ivory-colored inlaid design. Lift the lid to play Rachmaninoff's "18th Variation on a Theme by Paganini," also known as the theme from the movie "Somewhere in Time." The interior of the music box is lined with suede and has a 2" x 2-1/2" x 1" space for holding jewelry, including a slotted area for rings or earrings. The music box, which is mounted on 4 brass feet, measures 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" x 2-1/2". [Jewelry not included.] (Item #2526)

$230.00

Three Graces Italian Leather Album

Inspired by Italian Renaissance designs, this exquisite album provides a most elegant home for storing treasured photos and mementos. Using centuries old binding techniques, skilled Italian craftsmen create each leather album by hand, using traditional tools to emboss and intricately detail each. Embossed on the rich, caramel-brown, mottled leather cover is a design of three goddess-like figures draped in flowing togas. With attention to detail, the back and spine of the cover also bear embossed designs, with gold leaf decorating the diamond-shaped design on the center of the spine. The interior is lined with brown moire and contains 50 ivory, deckled, acid-free pages with onionskin page protectors affixed to each. 9" x 12" x 2-1/4" deep. (Item #1732)

$325.00

La Vie En Rose Music Box

Elegantly sophisticated, this hand-crafted Italian music box features a rose garland design inlaid on the lid. With a glossy burlwood finish, the box rests on 4 gold-tone feet and includes a golden key with a silky tassel. The interior is lined with suede and has a ring holder and a compartment for storing other jewelry. Plays "La Vie en Rose," which celebrates the joy of finding love. Measures 10-1/2" x 6" x 2-7/8". (Item #2527)

$515.00

Italian Leather Pen Box

Hand-made in Italy with exceptional attention to detail, this leather box provides the ultimate way to display a treasured pen collection. The brown leather hide is tanned and crafted using centuries-old techniques. Through the beveled glass on the lid of the case, one can view up to 12 pens against a taupe suede background. 12-6/8" long x 7-1/2" wide x 2-1/4" high. Includes key for gold-tone lock. [Pens not included.] (Item #1616)

$370.00

Tuscania Pens and Letter Opener In
Vintage Globe Presentation Box

Expertly crafted in Italy with the exceptional attention to quality and detail for which Italian artisans are renowned, this pen set includes a fountain pen, ballpoint pen and letter opener. The barrels of the pens and handle of the letter opener feature a black carbon fiber design, with elegant chrome accents. The set is exquisitely packaged in a presentation box with a vintage globe design on the lid and a brown suede interior holding area for the set. (Item #2541)

$175.00

Love Story Music Box

A perfect tribute to a loved one, this exquisite, heart-shaped music box is expertly crafted by talented artisans in southern Italy. A floral, heart-shaped, bouquet design is inlaid into the lid, adding romantic flair to the beautifully designed box. With a glossy, lacquered finish, the box is made of dark brown, burled wood with ebony-colored trim around the edges. When the lid is lifted, the box plays the theme from the movie, "Love Story." The interior is lined with ivory-colored, plush velvet and has a compartment for jewelry, as well as a compartment displaying the musical movement. Protective felt feet pad the underside of the box. 7" wide x 6-1/2" deep x 2-1/4" high. (Item #2456)

$250.00

Italian Leather Renaissance Dragons Album

This most exquisite, handcrafted, Italian journal provides an elegant place to record memories and inspirational thoughts. Embossed on the caramel-brown, mottled leather cover is an ornate design of winged dragons facing each other. Using centuries-old techniques, skilled Florentine artisans expertly embossed and bound the journal. Detailed craftsmanship is evident on the interior, ivory-colored, lined pages, which have gilt edges. 8-1/2" x 6" x 1". (Item #1840)

$155.00

Veneto Leather Wine Journal

The perfect gift for the wine connoisseur, this sturdy, bound wine journal is made of brown, mottled leather with "WINE" embossed on the cover and a ribbed spine that looks elegant on the bookshelf. Inside, ivory-colored pages embellished with grape designs contain space for recording details regarding approximately 75 different bottles of wine. With 2 pages for each bottle, space is allocated for attaching the wine label and recording details regarding the wine. Prompts written in both Italian and English request information regarding the name and origin of the wine; production details; price, year, and serving suggestions; and details of tastings. A golden ribbon may be used to mark a page to which the user wants to return. 9-7/8" x 7" x 7/8". (Item #2038)

$98.00

Fleur-de-Lis Desk Accessories

Handmade in Italy, these sophisticated desk accessories capture the creative, vibrant flair for which Italian artisans have been renowned for centuries. The rich, dark brown leather of each piece is edged with an embossed border. A fleur-de-lis emblem on a tan background with antiqued gold accents decorates each piece.

Fleur-de-Lis Desk Pad

The top of the desk pad removes and reverses to expose a blotter on the reverse side. The inside and underside of the desk pad are lined with color-coordinated moiré (see second photo). (Item #1142)

$485.00

Fleur-de-Lis Letter Rack

Organize correspondence and stationery in this elegant letter rack. Measures 11-1/2" x 5-3/4" x 7-3/4" high. (Item #1153)

$398.00

Fleur-de-Lis Pen Holder

Large enough to hold not only pens, but other items such as remote controls and cell phones, the pen holder measures 5-1/2" x 4" x 4" high.[Pens not included.] (Item #1143)

$140.00

Italian Leather Fleur-de-Lis Refillable Album

This most exquisite, handcrafted, Italian journal provides an elegant place to record memories and inspirational thoughts. Gilt fleur-de-lis symbols and embossed detailing grace the cover and the spine of the mottled, chocolate brown leather journal. The cover opens to reveal ivory, lined paper, with a light gray fleur-de-lis on the bottom of each page. A gold page-marker adds an elegant finishing touch to this exceptional volume. The interior pages of this journal are held in place by leather straps on each side of the inside cover, allowing easy removal and replacement of the journal pages. Replacement pages may be custom-ordered from Netique. The journal measures 6-7/8" high x 5-1/4" wide x 1-3/8" deep. (Item #1841)

$155.00

Italian Leather Medievil Lance 3-Ring Binder

The most elegant binder for treasured photos, mementos, design portfolios or other displays, this binder is handcrafted in Italy of rich, chocolate-brown, mottled leather. The exterior features gilt, embossed designs on the front cover and spine resembling medieval, florentine, hinged latches and an embossed border around the edges of the front and back covers. The interior is lined with brown, silk, moire and contains a golden, three-ring binder, allowing the owner to insert the type of pages most appropriate for the desired use. 12-1/2" long x 10-1/4" wide x 2" thick. (Item #1505)

$340.00

As Time Goes By Music Box

This exquisite music box pairs an elegantly graceful design with the emotionally touching tune "As Time Goes By" from the movie, "Casablanca." The lid of the glossy, burlwood box displays a beautiful inlaid design of a pedestal bowl filled with flowers, encircled by a scrolling vine. The interior is lined with suede and has a ring holder and a compartment for storing other jewelry. Includes a golden key with a silky tassel. The box rests on 4 brass feet and measures 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 2-1/2". Hand-crafted in Italy. [Jewelry not included.] (Item #2528)

$395.00

Fleur-de-Lis Italian Leather Journal

Reminiscent of a cherished, antique book, this handcrafted leather journal provides the perfect place to record daily reflections, travel memories, poetry, or other words of wisdom. Gilt fleur-de-lis symbols and embossed detailing grace the cover and the spine of the mottled, chocolate brown leather journal. The cover opens to reveal ivory, lined paper, with a light gray fleur-de-lis on the bottom of each page. A gold page-marker adds an elegant finishing touch to this exceptional volume. 8-1/2" high x 6" wide x 1" deep. (Item #1504)

$150.00

Bella Mia Jewel Box

A refined, oval-shaped inlay of honey-toned burlwood rimmed with an even lighter tone wood elegantly contrasts with the darker burlwood swirls on the lid of this beautiful jewelry box. Handcrafted in Italy, the box is lined with suede and features a suede band for securing necklaces and bracelets, as well as multiple compartments of varying sizes for rings, watches, earrings, pins and other jewelry. 10-3/4" long x 7" wide x 4" high. [Jewelry not included.] (Item #1476)

$295.00

Bordeaux Italian Leather Wine Journal

A perfect gift for the consummate wine connoisseur, this leather wine journal, handcrafted in Italy, is embossed with Bacchus, the god of wine. The mottled cordovan leather book includes embossed decoration that frames the central motif of a cherubic Bacchus carrying a bushel of grapes. The spine features a gilt fleur-de-lis, which displays beautifully when the book is shelved. The cover opens to reveal double page lay-outs ideal for capturing all of the essential information about a particular wine, printed in an elegant burgundy script in both Italian and English: name of the wine, country of origin, vintage, produced and bottled by, region, type of grape and degree of alcohol, place of acquisition, date, price, best served with, tasting date, bouquet, rating and a space for the label to be adhered. 10" high x 7" wide x 1" deep. (Item #1503)

$160.00

Limoni Italian Leather Recipe Book

The most elegant way to organize treasured recipes, this leather recipe book is handcrafted in Italy. The mottled, chocolate brown binding includes embossed detailing around the edges, framing a central front motif of two painted lemons, and the spine features a gilt fleur-de-lis. The cover opens to reveal ivory lined paper with floral corner embellishment and laminated tabs depicting appetizers, soup, pasta, meat, fish, poultry, sauces, vegetables, desserts and preserves. 10" high x 7" wide x 3/4 " deep. (Item #1502)

$160.00

Italian Jewelry Chests

The ultimate in master craftsmanship, these exquisite jewelry chests are handcrafted in Florence, Italy, with the attention to detail for which the Italians are renowned. Made of European poplar covered with smooth, burled, elm briarwood veneer, the interior and underside are lined with taupe-colored suede.

Rectangular Italian Jewelry Chest

The segmented top of this extraordinary chest lifts up in the middle and out on both sides to reveal multiple compartments for organizing and storing jewelry. The underside of the center portion of the lid has a brassrod ideal for hanging necklaces and bracelets. The two fold-out side compartments have suede covers with leather lifts. The large storage area at the bottom of the chest is covered with a removable tray with multiple compartments of varying sizes for storing, rings, earrings and other smaller jewels. 14" wide x 10" deep x 8" tall. [Jewelry not included.] (Item #0376)

$530.00

Italian Valet Tray

Perfect for storing watches, rings, cuff links and other jewelry, while at the same time bringing a designer touch to the dresser or armoire. On either side of the open, curved, middle compartment are 2 side compartments with removable lids which lift to reveal segmented storage areas. 14" long x 8" wide x 2" tall. [Jewelry not included.] (Item #0375)

$150.00

Till There Was You Music Box

The ornate design inlaid on the lid of this Italian-crafted music box creates a dramatic accent against the matte black finish. Lift the lid to play "Till There Was You." The interior of the music box is lined with suede and has a 2" x 2-1/2" x 1" space for holding jewelry, including a slotted area for rings or earrings. The music box, which is mounted on 4 brass feet, measures 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" x 2-1/2". [Jewelry not included.] (Item #2345)

$230.00

Italian Leather "The Kiss" Journal

The romantic design debossed on the cover of this leather journal hints at the contents to be added by the owner - memories of a wedding, a special anniversary, romantic travels, or other special thoughts of a loved one. The design on the cover features cupids hovering near a toga-clad couple as they share a kiss. Handmade in Italy, the journal includes many special finishing touches, including ivory-colored pages with deckled edges and a leather bookmark. 9-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/4". (Item #1679)

$68.00

Sugar Plum Fairy Music Box

Sure to please the ballerina or ballet enthusiast, this dainty music box features tan ballet shoes with pale pink ribbons and a pink rose on the lid. The burled wood has a matte ivory-colored finish. Black trim around the edges of the lid and framing the ballet shoes dramatically contrasts with the light finish of the wood. The interior is lined with pink, suede-like material and has a holder for rings or pierced earrings. Plays Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker Suite." Measures 4-7/8" x 4-1/8" x 2-1/4". [Jewelry not included.] (Item #2412)

$185.00

Italian Old World Leather Guest Book

Expertly crafted by Italian artisans, this exceptionally beautiful album provides an elegant place for recording messages and names from up to 500 guests. The gold-leaf, embossed border on the cover of the chocolate brown, mottled leather book features a shell design at each corner. Embossed ribs and a gilt flower decorate the spine. Inside, the ivory pages, which are edged with gold, provide space for names, addresses, and messages for four guests per page. 10-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 1". (Item #1844)

$235.00

Italian Leather Wedding Guest Book

Expertly crafted by Italian artisans, this exceptionally beautiful album provides an elegant place for recording messages and names from up to 500 wedding guests. The gold-leaf, embossed border on the cover of the white leather book features a shell design at each corner. Embossed ribs and a gilt flower decorate the spine. Inside, the ivory pages, which are edged with gold, provide space for names, addresses, and messages for four guests per page. 10-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 1". (Item #1845)

$235.00

Murano Glass Necklace and Earrings

Murano Glass Necklaces and Earrings

Imported from Italy, these exquisite choker-length necklaces and clip earrings are handmade of luminous, Murano glass beads. The multi-strand necklaces may be worn with the strands loosely cascading or with the strands twisted to give a tighter, rope-like appearance. The clip earrings, which match the design of the stunning necklace clasp, are made of spirals of the same tiny beads used for the necklace strands. At the center and circling the outer edge of the earrings and clasp are larger multi-faceted beads that sparkle as they catch and reflect the light. All of the necklaces are approximately 20" long, except for the ivory-colored necklace, which is 24" long. Currently available in the following 4 colors (the gold necklace has sold out):

Silver Blue Necklace and Earrings

Pictured on the far left in the lower photo. (Item #0186)

Was $140.00

NOW ON SALE $110.00

Ruby Red Necklace and Earrings

Pictured second from left in the lower photo. (Item #0187)

Was $140.00

NOW ON SALE $110.00

Bronze Necklace and Earrings

Pictured second from right in the lower photo. (Item #0185)

Was $140.00

NOW ON SALE $110.00

Ivory Necklace and Earrings

Pictured on the far right in the lower photo. (Item #0183)

Was $140.00

NOW ON SALE $110.00

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