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Wooden Cigarette or Cigar Box with Embers Killer Figure Bronze Vienna Austria
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful wooden cigar or cigarette box with a bronze lid, has a bronze antler on the top as a handle. Also a little figure to use in your ashtray to kill the embers of your cigar ...
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Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

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Metal

Art Deco Bronze and Silver Plate Hinged Box Signed
By Silver Crest Bronze
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely, handsome and well-made heavy box from silver crest is hallmarked on the bottom genuine silver crest bronze SMA 518-36, 59. It borders Art Deco and 1940s. The interior is...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Silver Plate, Bronze

Art Deco Bronze and Galuchat Jewelry Box
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art Deco bronze and Galuchat jewelry box. Origin France, circa 1920 the bronze and the galochat are in excellent condition with some natural wear inside the tapestry (corduroy) so...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

  • Art Deco Bronze and Galuchat Jewelry Box
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H 3.15 in. W 8.27 in. D 5.91 in.
Heintz Art Metal Shop Sterling Silver on Bronze Art Deco Decorative or Cigar Box
By Heintz Art Metal Shop
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Heintz Art Metal Shop sterling silver on bronze box with applied frog skin design.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Silver, Bronze

Max Le Verrier French Art Deco Bronze Jewelry Box
By Max Le Verrier
Located in Arles, FR
This Max Le Verrier bronze makes a wonderful small jewelry box or use it as a desk accessory for holding paper clips or coins, etc... It is very unique and from the wonderful Art Dec...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Art Deco Bronze Box with Flowers in Relief, Denmark, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
- Small yet heavy Art Deco bronze box with flowers in relief. - Clean and strict design. With a touch of femininity. - Rich and original patina. - It was manufactured in Denmark d...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Silver Crest Men's Humidor Box Bronze and Sterling
By Silver Crest Bronze
Located in Westport, CT
Silver crest men’s humidor bronze and sterling large box. Wood interior with mesh screen wonderful condition.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Sterling Silver, Bronze

Bronze and Slag Glass Tiffany Jewelry Box, Art Deco Period, United States
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Bronze and slag glass Tiffany jewelry box. Art Deco period. United States circa 1900. Signed in the back "Tiffany Studios New York 821".
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Tinos Art Deco Cigar Box in Bronze, Denmark, 1940s
By Tinos
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Rare Art Deco bronze box with deep ribbings. Clean and strict architectural design. Rich and original patina. It was made in Denmark during the 1930s or 40s by Tinos in Copenhagen. H...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Bronze

Max Le Verrier French Art Deco Cast Bronze Jewelry Box or Desk Accessory
By Max Le Verrier
Located in Arles, FR
This Max Le Verrier bronze piece would make a wonderful jewelry box or use it as a desk accessory for holding small pens, paper clips or coins, etc... It is very unique and from the ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

  • Max Le Verrier French Art Deco Cast Bronze Jewelry Box or Desk Accessory
  • Max Le Verrier French Art Deco Cast Bronze Jewelry Box or Desk Accessory
  • Max Le Verrier French Art Deco Cast Bronze Jewelry Box or Desk Accessory
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Bronze and Slag Glass Tiffany Jewelry Box, Art Deco Period, United States
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Bronze and slag glass Tiffany jewelry box. Art Deco period. United States, circa 1900. Signed in the back "Tiffany Studios New York 830".
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Bronze and Slag Glass Tiffany Jewelry Box, Art Deco Period, United States
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Bronze and slag glass Tiffany jewelry box. Art Deco period. United States, circa 1900. Signed in the back "Tiffany Studios New York 823".
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Bronze and Slag Glass Tiffany Jewelry Box, Art Deco Period, United States
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Bronze and slag glass Tiffany jewelry box. Art Deco period. United States, circa 1900. Signed at the back "Tiffany Studios 823".
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Art Deco Bronze Cigar Box with Stallion, Denmark, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
- Heavy Art Deco bronze box with stallion in relief. - Strict architectural framing and design. - Green, rich and original patina - It was manufactured in Denmark during the 19...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Bronze

"Zodiac Box," Lidded Art Deco Bronze Casket with Zodiac Symbols by Oscar Bach
By Oscar Bruno Bach
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully cast and finished with a lovely, lustrous patina, this bronze lidded box depicts all 12 of the Zodiac symbols -- four on the lid and two on each of the four sides. The bo...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Art Deco Jewelry Trinket in Bronze, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Japanese inspired jewelry trinket in bronze. The lid is hand- decorated/cut in relief depicting flowers. It has a red velvet interior slightly faded but original. This piece is marke...
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Vintage 1930s Scandinavian Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Art Deco, Golf Themed, Cedar Lined, Bronze and Sterling Cigar Humidor
By Heintz Art Metal Shop
Located in Nantucket, MA
Art Deco bronze and sterling silver cigar humidor made by the Heintz Metal Art Company. Lined with cedar the rectangular bronze box has a mottled brown patina with the lid having an ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Sterling Silver, Bronze

Art Deco Bronze Cigarette Box with Soldier by N. Dam Ravn, Denmark, 1930s
By N. Dam Ravn
Located in Esbjerg, DK
- Heavy Art Deco bronze box with soldier on horse in relief. - Art deco interpretation of medieval themes - Clean and strict architectural design despite the Classic motif. - Gold...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Bronze

Art Deco Jewelry Trinket in Bronze and Ceramic, BL, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Small unusual jewelry trinket with bronze lid set with a ceramic relief panel of a green parrot/parakeet in crystalline glazes. The bottom part of jar is probably made from pewter. T...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Art Deco Style Box with Ebony Veneer, with Inlays in Bronze and Springwood
By Loyzaga
Located in Mexico, Ciudad de México
Box built in springwood with ebony veneer, with inlays in bronze and springwood. Influence came from Marion Dorn ´s design of the black and cream geometric patterned rug lounge of Th...
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2010s Mexican Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Bronze

Maitland Smith Art Deco Style Architectural Design Tessellated Sienna Marble Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This Art Deco style tessellated sienna marble box features an architecturally themed form topped by an equally Minimalist style bronze handle. It is useful for many purposes and will...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Siena Marble, Bronze

"Baby Satyrs," Rare Bronze and Alabaster Art Deco Box from Denmark
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This very rare alabaster box features a bronze lid with four scenes showing baby satyrs. One scene shows a satyr with a rabbit, another shows a satyr lounging, and two others are sh...
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Early 20th Century Danish Boxes

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Alabaster, Bronze

Shagreen Box with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu, Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy Box is a chic accent piece for your home. The piece is lined with a removable velvet tray should one wish to use it for jewelry. The piece is completely inlaid in black sha...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Shell Box with Quilting detailing and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Coco box is a sophisticated and luxurious accent piece with it’s exquisite quilted details. The exterior is inlaid in black pen shell with a bronze-patina brass frame and the int...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Shagreen Box with Quilting detailing and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Coco box is a sophisticated and luxurious accent piece with its exquisite quilted details. The exterior is inlaid in cream shagreen with a bronze-patina brass frame and the inter...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Set of 4 Pedestal Boxes in Shagreen, Shell and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The set of 4 pedestal boxes are the perfect home accents to add elegance and functionality to your space. These can be used as a vanity set for your bathroom, in your office to store...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Bronze, Crystal and Bakelite Vanity Case, France, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Bronze, crystal and bakelite vanity case. France, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Crystal, Bronze

Egyptian Revival Bronze Round Pharaoh Case w/ Carved Bone Face, Circa 1920
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original Art Deco era Egyptian Revival casted bronze case with carved bone face. The case featuring a pharaoh on top of the removable lid that slowly blends into a Art Deco designed ...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Schlevogt Hoffmann "Ingrid" Lapis Marbled Glass Lidded Box with Ormolu Mounts
By Curt Schlevogt
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This rare Art Deco era hinged glass dresser box was made in Czechoslovakia and is part of the Ingrid series, named for the daughter of Henry Günther Schlevogt of the Curt Schlevogt g...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

"The Arts," Large Silvered Bronze Casket with Symbols of Pottery, Spinning et Al
By Oscar Bruno Bach
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully detailed with symbols of the arts, including literature, sculpture, pottery and spinning, this silvered bronze casket with hinged lid and mahogany interior was produced b...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Wave Jewelry Chest in Black Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Wave jewelry chest in black shagreen by R&Y Augousti is a stunning geometric piece to store your personal items. This piece has 4 drawer compartments and sits on 4 bronze-patina ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Highly Rare Art Deco Bronze Box, General Bronze Corporation
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Celebrating the formation of the General Bronze Corporation, this beautifully crafted bronze box was created in 1928. It is decorated with high-style Art Deco motifs on two sides, an...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Sculptures

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Bronze

Salvaged Commercial Art Deco Cast Bronze Elevator Dial & Control Box
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
These cast bronze Art Deco elevator pieces were salvaged from a period office or residential building and are presumed to have been made in the United States. The crescent shaped dia...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Historical Memorabilia

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Bronze

Tinos Style Mønsterbesk Bronze Box Denmark, 1940s Art Deco
Located in Krefeld, DE
Nice bronze box by Mønsterbesk, Denmark. No damages with beautiful patina.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Bronze

Antique Art Deco Servant's Ringer Box with Austrian Cold-Painted Bronze Dogs
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Art Deco servant's call box is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in Austria in approximately 1920 in the period Art Deco style. The box itself is composed of metal, and t...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Historical Memorabilia

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Metal, Bronze

Canadian Art Deco Bronze Cigarette/Trinket Box by the Curtiss-Reid Aircraft Co.
By Curtiss-Reid Aircraft Co.
Located in Port Hope, ON
This Canadian Art Deco cigarette or trinket box would appear to have been made by someone working on the line at the Curtiss-Reid Aircraft Company, Montreal one year after their esta...
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Vintage 1920s Canadian Art Deco Aviation Objects

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Bronze

Vintage Deed Box, English, Art Deco, Iron, Document, Deposit, Chest, circa 1930
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage deed box. An English, Art Deco iron document or deposit chest, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1930. Displays a desirable aged patina Painted black fini...
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Trunks and Luggage

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Bronze, Iron

Continental Art Deco Hinged Bronze Box with Elevated Snake Design
Located in New York, NY
This is a Continental Art Deco hinged bronze box with elevated snake design on a martele ground top. Has working lock and key. It is lined in red silk.
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Beautiful Cigar Box, Mahogany and Gilded Bronze, Boin Taburet, Paris, circa 1930
By Boin-Taburet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful cigar box, mahogany veneer and gilded bronze by Boin Taburet, Paris, circa 1900. The firm of Boin-Taburet was established in 1873 by the silversmith George Boin and his fa...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Mahogany

Set of 12 Different Silver Plated Art Deco Knife Rests Gallia for Christofle
By Christofle
Located in Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg
Knife rests, silver plated metal (probably bronze) Set of 12 different animal figures in original box signed “Gallia” Original Art Déco, Frankreich 1930er Original patina ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Knife Boxes

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Bronze

Rockwell Kent Bacchus Cigarette Box for Chase Chrome and Brass, 1935 Art Deco
By Rockwell Kent
Located in Senden, NRW
Very rare "Bacchus" cigarette box designed by Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971) for chase chrome and brass. Only offered in 1935 and 1936. Rockwell Kent designed only three ite...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

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Bronze

1927 Washington Lafayette Bronze Medallion in Original Box
By Gaston Lavrillier
Located in Mount Penn, PA
Beautiful cast bronze Medallion done in 1927 depicting George Washington and General Lafayette. In mint condition in the original presentation box. The box measurements are 3" squa...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco More Furniture and Collectibles

Hallmarked Bronze and Sterling Silver Art Deco "Horse" Hinged Box / SATURDAY SALE
By Silver Crest Bronze
Located in North Miami, FL
This heavy and hallmarked art deco sterling silver and polished bronze box is a beauty! The horse circular emblem is in sterling silver with cactus accents. It has all the markings...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Bronze

Just Andersen a Pair of Art Deco Boxes / Jewelry Boxes in Alloyed Bronze
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Just Andersen a pair of Art Deco boxes / jewelry boxes in alloyed bronze. Stamped LB 1541, Denmark, 1940s. In very good condition, beautiful patina. Measures: 14 cm x 8 cm.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Just Andersen a Pair of Art Deco Boxes / Jewelry Boxes in Alloyed Bronze
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Just Andersen a pair of Art Deco boxes / jewelry boxes in alloyed bronze. Stamped LB 1541, Denmark, 1940s. In very good condition, beautiful patina. Measures 14 cm. x 8 cm.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

Just Andersen Art Deco Patinated Bronze Box, Number D 1603
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Just Andersen Art Deco patinated bronze box, number D 1603. Stamped. 1930s-1940s. Very good condition, beautiful patina. Measures: 35 cm. x 12 cm. x 10 cm. high.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Early 20th Century French Art Deco Bronze Book Box Signed Max Le Verrier
By Max Le Verrier
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This early 20th century French bronze box in the shape of a book features a hinged lid detailed with medieval monk figures. Signed by the Art Deco artist, Max Le Verrier, on the bott...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

A Beautiful Art Deco powder box by Tilden Thurber France
By Tilden Thurber Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tilden Thurber was a Rhode Island based retailer established around the last quarter of the 19th century. They retailed important jewelry and objects of virtu on par with Tiffany an...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Stone, Bronze

Art Deco Jewelry Box with Three Drawers, France, 1930
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful and hard to find Art Deco maple wood jewelry box with three drawers covered with bleu velvet and a bronze clover shaped decoration, France, 1930.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Just Andersen, Denmark, Bronze Jewelry Box / Lidded Box, 1940s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Just Andersen, Denmark. Bronze jewelry box / lidded box. Model Number B1910, 1940s. Measures: 12 x 9.5 x 4 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.    
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Exquisite Art Deco Style Bronze Mirrored Decorative Box
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Beautiful large mirrored box in bronzed tinted mirror. The box has hand beveled borders throughout and includes clear mirrored trim along the sides of the top, as well as exotic pol...
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20th Century American Art Deco Boxes

Art Deco Gamet French Unique Enamel and Porcelain Limogue Box
Located in Oakland, CA
A large and impressive octagon shaped enamel dresser box, French, early 20th century and rendered in vibrant colors using five hand-painted and slightly convex porcelain panels. The ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Brass, Bronze, Enamel

Box, Made by Sea Shell & Bronze
Located in New York, NY
Decorative box made of black sea shell and bronze details. Inside is palm wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Shagreen Box with Bronze and Palm Wood Details
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Decorative box made of shagreen, bronze and palm wood. Designed in France. Delivery time is about 15 weeks.
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Shagreen and Bronze Box, Offered by Area ID
Located in New York, NY
Decorative cream shagreen and bronze box. France.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Boxes, Decorative, Shagreen and Sea Shell With Bronze Details
Located in New York, NY
Pair of decorative boxes. The larger box is made of shagreen with decorative bronze, priced $1250, (8.75 x 8.5). The larger box is SOLD but we have a medium size which is priced at $...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Maurice Ascalon Modernist Verdigris Bronze Box with Cover Lid for Pal-BellAsh
By Maurice Ascalon, Pal-Bell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Maurice Ascalon. Manufacturer: Pal-Bell. Period/Style: Art Deco. Country: Israel. Date: 1950s. Dimensions: 3″ H x 6.75″ W x 3.75″ D. Materials: Heavy verdigris bron...
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Vintage 1950s Israeli Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Box, Shagreen, Black Seashell and Bronze, Offered by Area ID
Located in New York, NY
Decorative box made of shagreen, black seashell and bronze details.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Shagreen and Bronze Round Box, Lime Color Shagreen, Offered by Area ID
Located in New York, NY
Decorative shagreen and bronze box, France.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Shagreen and Bronze Round Box, Vintage Black Shagreen, Offered by Area ID
Located in New York, NY
Decorative shagreen and bronze box, France.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

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Bronze Art Deco Box For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal bronze art deco box for your home. Frequently made of metal, bronze and animal skin, every bronze art deco box was constructed with great care. There are 59 variations of the antique or vintage bronze art deco box you’re looking for, while we also have 26 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a bronze art deco box — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A bronze art deco box is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made bronze art deco box over the years, but those crafted by Kifu Augousti, Silvercrest Bronze Co. and Tiffany Studios are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Bronze Art Deco Box?

Prices for a bronze art deco box start at $180 and top out at $12,000 with the average selling for $900.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design.

Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces and bedroom furniture. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

On 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furnishings by designer, including works by Paul Follot and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

Finding the Right Boxes for You

From mere trinkets to useful receptacles that serve a distinct purpose, antique boxes as decorative objects have come in many forms over the years. No matter what they’re made of or where they end up in your home, decorative boxes add both style and storage to your space.

The decorative box that is likely most common is the jewelry box. These boxes were originally known as jewel caskets and were in common use in Ancient Egypt, as most Egyptians wore some sort of jewelry. A portable jewelry box, in its original intended use, was integral to keeping your jewelry safe and secure. This accessory has transformed in size, shape and appearance over the years. Initially it was common for a jewelry box to bear intricate ornamentation. Whether they’re mid-century modern works of marble and brass or feature playful Art Deco–style geometric decor, jewelry boxes boast real staying power.

Snuff boxes began to soar in popularity during the 17th century (and were commonplace in European homes by the mid-19th century). The boxes, some hand-painted with landscape scenes, some made from gold, porcelain or stone, contained a small amount of tobacco, which users would sniff, or “snuff,” throughout the day. Some particularly ornamental snuff boxes featured enameled designs or were set with precious gems and were given as gifts or party favors, particularly at the coronation of royalty or other lavish events.

Whether you’re organizing important mail in the foyer or tucking away medications in your bathroom, antique boxes — be they metal tea caddies, sterling-silver decorative boxes or Victorian cigar boxes made of oak (even if you don’t smoke) — are a sophisticated solution to help keep the surfaces in your home clutter-free. And no matter if you’re seeking a decorative box to beautify a desktop or bestow upon a loved one, you are sure to find something you love in the collection of antique and vintage boxes on 1stDibs.