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Chinese Solid Elm Jewelry Box with Carved Flowers
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful, solid elm wood, never used, jewelry box with carved flowers and three full length drawers. The box opens to support the mirror stand. There are two positions for the mir...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Export Cloisonné Box Stamped, China
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely Chinese export cloisonné box made of brass and enameled with a beautiful floral pattern resting on ball feet. This chinoiserie box is marked China and dates from 1900-1920. Th...
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Vintage 1910s Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Brass and Carved Jade Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brass and carved jade box - etched leaves on a brass box with a hinged lid of carved Jade flowers - a lovely trinket or change box for the vanity or dresser. Could also be creatively...
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20th Century Asian Decorative Boxes

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Jade, Brass

  • Chinese Brass and Carved Jade Box
  • Chinese Brass and Carved Jade Box
  • Chinese Brass and Carved Jade Box
  • Chinese Brass and Carved Jade Box
H 1.25 in. W 3.25 in. D 1.25 in.
Chinese Round Cloissone Enamel and Brass Box
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful, small, detailed round Chinese Cloisonné enamel and brass box with lid, circa mid to early 20th century China. This is a great petite box with a beautiful 'squid' sea cre...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Enamel

19th Century Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Brass Trinket Box
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century Chinese cloisonné enamel brass trinket box.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Metal

Chinese Lotus Keepsake Box, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Made in the early 20th century in China's Jiangsu province, this jewelry chest was once used by a Qing-dynasty woman to contain her personal treasures in the intimate quarters of a t...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

  • Chinese Lotus Keepsake Box, c. 1900
  • Chinese Lotus Keepsake Box, c. 1900
  • Chinese Lotus Keepsake Box, c. 1900
  • Chinese Lotus Keepsake Box, c. 1900
H 7.5 in. W 9 in. D 11.5 in.
Chinese Studded Lock Box, c. 1800
Located in Chicago, IL
A special place for storing jewelry and other treasures, this early 19th century lock box was created by a skilled artisan in China's Jiangsu province. The box is minimally decorated...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

  • Chinese Studded Lock Box, c. 1800
  • Chinese Studded Lock Box, c. 1800
  • Chinese Studded Lock Box, c. 1800
  • Chinese Studded Lock Box, c. 1800
H 8.5 in. W 16 in. D 10 in.
Chinese 19th Century Red Lacquered Treasure Chest Box with Brass Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese red lacquered treasure chest box from the 19th century, with brass hardware. Born in China during the 19th century, this elegant treasure chest features a red lacquered sur...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Antique Chinese Wooden Document Box with Distressed Patina and Brass Stud Design
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique rustic Chinese wooden document box with brass stud design. Created in China, this rectangular box charms us with its nicely worn appearance and distressed patina. Presenti...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Rustic Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Antique Chinese Bronzed & Brass Box with Enameled Floral Cloisonné Panels 20th C
By Inaba Cloisonne Co.
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Chinese dresser box offers brass and bronzed construction with allover embossed floral and bat decoration having stylized link chain border and hand enameled Cloisonne flo...
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20th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Metal, Metal, Brass, Enamel

Brass Decorative Trinket Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Brass decorative trinket box. Handcrafted trinket box with hinged lid wood bottom lined. The top of the lid decorated with hand chased Chinese man wearing traditional clothes scene. ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • Brass Decorative Trinket Box
  • Brass Decorative Trinket Box
  • Brass Decorative Trinket Box
  • Brass Decorative Trinket Box
H 1.25 in. W 4 in. D 3 in.
Chinese Antique Black Lacquered Decorative Box with Brass Lock and Conic Lid
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese unusually shaped black lacquered box from the early 20th century, with brass lock and conic lid. Born in China in the early years of the 20th century, this stylish...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Early 19th Century Chinese Lacquer Box
Located in Pasadena, CA
This charming 19th century Chinese lacquer sewing box has seen many hands and much love having developed a deep natural patina over its 200 years of life. Although deeply patinated t...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • Early 19th Century Chinese Lacquer Box
  • Early 19th Century Chinese Lacquer Box
  • Early 19th Century Chinese Lacquer Box
  • Early 19th Century Chinese Lacquer Box
H 5.25 in. W 8 in. D 11.5 in.
Antique Chinese Tibetan Filigree Brass Trinket Box with Turquoise and Coral
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful Chinese-Tibetan brass trinket box with turquoise and coral glass inlay pieces. Great filigree design with has a wonderful patina. In good shape with age appropriate wear....
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Early 20th Century Tibetan Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Antique Chinese Tibetan Buddha Brass Filigree Turquoise Coral Heart Shaped Box
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful Chinese-Tibetan brass heart shaped box with turquoise and coral glass inlay pieces. Great filigree design with a buddha figurine on the top. Has a wonderful patina. In go...
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Early 20th Century Tibetan Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Woven Summer Hat Box, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
No self-respecting man in Qing-dynasty China would leave the house without some kind of hat. In fact, headgear was so central to social status that even the containers used to store ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Crackled Lacquer Autumn Altar Box, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite 19th century chest of drawers is a fantastic example of the multifunctional boxes used tabletop in lieu of a larger cabinets. Such boxes were used to store cosmetics, jew...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Early 20th Century Chinese Ruyi Jewelry Box
Located in Chicago, IL
Made circa 1900 in Jiangsu province, this jewelry chest is ornamented with handmade brass hardware and was once used by a woman to contain her personal treasures in the intimate quar...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

  • Early 20th Century Chinese Ruyi Jewelry Box
  • Early 20th Century Chinese Ruyi Jewelry Box
  • Early 20th Century Chinese Ruyi Jewelry Box
  • Early 20th Century Chinese Ruyi Jewelry Box
H 7.75 in. W 9.25 in. D 11.75 in.
Green Cloisonné Enamel and Brass Jewelry Box
Located in New York, NY
A vintage enamel cloisonné and brass jewelry box with cherry blossom design, circa late 20th century. Box is great for jewelry or small items on a vanity, desk, nightstand table, etc...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Jewelry Boxes

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Brass, Enamel

Chinese Jewelry Box with Drawers with Hand Carved Bird and Dragon Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare, colorful and highly decorative Chinese box. If you like the look and feel of Chinese antiques and ancient Asian symbolism then this handcrafted and hand carved box from the tu...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Antique Handmade Wood Money Box with Hardware from 19th Century, China
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique handmade Chinese money box with metal hardware from the 19th century. This rectangular box is made of two-tone wood. The front displays a dark brown bottom drawer that ope...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Chinese Export Camphorwood Brass Inlaid Portable Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Chinese export solid camphorwood brass inlaid and banded writing slope, the tambour activated by retracting the central drawer to reveal a rising section containing a variety of sm...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Boxes

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Hardwood

Vintage Chinese Woven Rattan and Bamboo Pillow Box with Removable Basket
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Chinese woven rattan pillow box from the mid-20th century, with geometric décor, bamboo and brass accents and removable section. Attracting our eyes with its red lacquer an...
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese 1900s Wooden Treasure Chest with Rattan Accents and Dark Brass Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese antique wooden treasure chest from the early 20th century with rattan accents and dark brass handles. This charming Chinese wooden chest features a black lacquered structur...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Miniature Noodle Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
A treasure of a chest, this charming miniature cabinet is named for the narrow, rounded molding that surrounds the frame and resembles noodles. Lacquered rich red, the small cabinet ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

  • Chinese Miniature Noodle Cabinet
  • Chinese Miniature Noodle Cabinet
  • Chinese Miniature Noodle Cabinet
  • Chinese Miniature Noodle Cabinet
H 14.25 in. W 9.5 in. D 5.75 in.
Vintage Hand-Carved Asian Soapstone Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage hand-carved Asian soapstone box. Soapstone vintage hand-carved box with a leafy pattern on the top. Originally used to hold little bottles of perfume. Size: 7.5” x 4.5” x 4”.
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Vintage 1980s Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Boxes

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Soapstone, Brass

  • Vintage Hand-Carved Asian Soapstone Box
  • Vintage Hand-Carved Asian Soapstone Box
  • Vintage Hand-Carved Asian Soapstone Box
  • Vintage Hand-Carved Asian Soapstone Box
H 4.5 in. W 4 in. D 7.5 in.
Chinese Cixi Incense Tray, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted of a fine hardwood, this early 20th century incense tray is an example of the multi-functional boxes used tabletop in lieu of a chest of drawers. While some were used to stor...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • Chinese Cixi Incense Tray, c. 1900
  • Chinese Cixi Incense Tray, c. 1900
  • Chinese Cixi Incense Tray, c. 1900
  • Chinese Cixi Incense Tray, c. 1900
H 3.25 in. W 10.25 in. D 10.25 in.
19th Century Hat Box
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a unusual example of a 19th century hat box in Fine Chinese coromandel lacquer. The hat box retains its original butterfly shaped chased brass lock plate. The lacquer feature...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • 19th Century Hat Box
  • 19th Century Hat Box
  • 19th Century Hat Box
  • 19th Century Hat Box
H 12 in. W 14.75 in. D 10.5 in.
19th Century Chinese Huanghuali Mirrored Jewelry Chest
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This mirrored Chinese jewelry chest is composed of rosewood and features three drawers with brass mountings. The top section of the piece lifts up to reveal a rectangular mirror fram...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Brass Trinket Box
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century Chinese cloisonné enamel brass trinket box.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Tea Caddies

Materials

Metal

Early 20th Century Chinese Double Bat Jewelry Chest
Located in Chicago, IL
Made in the early 20th century in China's Jiangsu province, this jewelry chest was once used by a Qing-dynasty woman to contain her personal treasures in the intimate quarters of a t...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

  • Early 20th Century Chinese Double Bat Jewelry Chest
  • Early 20th Century Chinese Double Bat Jewelry Chest
  • Early 20th Century Chinese Double Bat Jewelry Chest
  • Early 20th Century Chinese Double Bat Jewelry Chest
H 9.25 in. W 11.25 in. D 13.75 in.
Chinese Treasure Chest with Reverse Glass Painted Panels. c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
As much an artwork as a piece of furniture, this 19th century treasure chest from northern China is richly decorated with relief carvings and delicate gilt paintings. The doors bear ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Vintage Tiered Bamboo and Rattan Lunch Basket with Courtyard Figures
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage tiered rattan and bamboo lunch basket from the mid-20th century, with carved handle and painted lid. Born in China during the mid-century period, this lunch basket ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Chinoiserie Tea Caddy on Stand
Located in Wilson, NC
Chinese chinoiserie tea caddy on stand, fitted with engraved metal tea canisters. It sits on a mahogany base with original brass casters and porcelain wheels.
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Antique 1820s Chinese Tea Caddies

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Gold Leaf, Brass

  • Chinese Chinoiserie Tea Caddy on Stand
  • Chinese Chinoiserie Tea Caddy on Stand
  • Chinese Chinoiserie Tea Caddy on Stand
  • Chinese Chinoiserie Tea Caddy on Stand
H 21.5 in. W 19 in. D 13.5 in.
Chinese Burl Walnut Tea Caddy with Decorative Floral Pewter Bins, Circa 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
Chinese burl walnut hinged tea caddy with the original five decorative floral Pewter bins with lids. Tea Caddy retains the original lock and key. Bins are signed by maker, Early 19th...
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Antique 1810s Chinese Chinese Export Tea Caddies

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Brass, Pewter

Chinese Yellow Enamel Cloisonne and Brass Jewelry Box
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Chinese Cloisonné enamel and brass box, circa early 20th century, China. Box is predominantly yellow enamel with detailed blue, white, pink and red flowers, with green le...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Ceramics

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Enamel, Brass

Vintage Chinese Cloisonne Floral Garden Enameled Brass Vase, Original Box
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage Chinese Cloisonné vase offers brass construction with hand enameled floral decoration with repeating stylized foliate bands at base and collar, includes original box and ca...
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20th Century Chinese Vases

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Metal, Brass, Brass

Antique Long Wood Scroll Box with Brass Hardware from China, circa 1800s
Located in Yonkers, NY
A long wood scroll box with brass hardware from China in the 19th century. This unusual 19th century Chinese scroll box carries a rectangular shape and sits on a base. The box opens ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Brass

Antique Chinese Camphor Leather and Brass Footlocker Trunk Storage Chest Box
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 20th century Chinese export camphor chest or trunk. Features a leather exterior trimmed in brass. Measures: 31".
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Trunks and Luggage

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Hardwood

Chinese Black and White Cloisonné Box
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful black and white Chinese cloisonné enamel and brass box, circa early 20th century, China. Box has black background and white enamel with flowers and leaves. A 20th century...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Ceramics

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Brass, Enamel

  • Chinese Black and White Cloisonné Box
  • Chinese Black and White Cloisonné Box
  • Chinese Black and White Cloisonné Box
  • Chinese Black and White Cloisonné Box
H 1.63 in. W 3.38 in. D 2.63 in.
Finely Woven Chinese Stacking Box, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
The basic form of this three-tiered Chinese box has remained unchanged for a thousand years. Used like a modern lunchbox, each tier of this portable stacking box would have been fill...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...

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Brass

  • Finely Woven Chinese Stacking Box, circa 1900
  • Finely Woven Chinese Stacking Box, circa 1900
  • Finely Woven Chinese Stacking Box, circa 1900
  • Finely Woven Chinese Stacking Box, circa 1900
H 28.5 in. W 19 in. D 17.5 in.
Early 18th Century Chinese Jichimu Seal Box
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 18th century seal box showcases the delicate, feathery grain of jichimu, or "chicken-wing wood," a hardwood native to the island of Hainan and an extremely rare find today...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furn...

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Brass

  • Early 18th Century Chinese Jichimu Seal Box
  • Early 18th Century Chinese Jichimu Seal Box
  • Early 18th Century Chinese Jichimu Seal Box
  • Early 18th Century Chinese Jichimu Seal Box
H 13.75 in. W 14.5 in. D 14.5 in.
Chinese Painted Red Lacquer Hat Box Lid, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
No self-respecting man in Qing dynasty China would leave the house without some kind of hat. In fact, headgear was so central to social status that even the containers used to store ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Brass

Cloisonné Match Box Case Set
Located in New York, NY
This is an early 20th century Chinese Cloisonné match box case set. Set includes 1 matchbox holder, and 1 dish/plate (for used matches.) This beautiful set is made of black, emerald...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ashtrays

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Enamel, Brass

Large Chinese Leather Box
Located in San Francisco, CA
Antique leather box with original butterfly hardware was used as a traveling suitcase. Well preserved inside lining shows original oiled paper. New back hinges, circa 1880s.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Brass

  • Large Chinese Leather Box
  • Large Chinese Leather Box
  • Large Chinese Leather Box
  • Large Chinese Leather Box
H 9 in. W 26 in. D 16.75 in.
Antique Chinese Brass Box
Located in Hudson, NY
Antique Chinese brass box with wooden interior. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1910s Decorative Boxes

  • Antique Chinese Brass Box
  • Antique Chinese Brass Box
  • Antique Chinese Brass Box
  • Antique Chinese Brass Box
H 1 in. W 6 in. D 4 in.
Chinese Enameled Brass Pictorial Footed Dresser Box, Courting Scene
Located in Big Flats, NY
Chinese pictorial brass dresser box features hinged lid with enameled village courting scene and seated on ball feet, divided interior, 20th century Measures - 1.5" H x 6.5" L x 4...
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20th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Pair of Chinese Brass-Mounted Document Boxes on Stand, Circa 1870
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of Chinese document boxes on stand with original brass chased mounts, paper lined interior with Chinese writing, carved scalloped skirts , and resting on rectangular stands with...
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Antique 1870s Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese-Tibetan Filigree Brass Box with Turquoise and Coral
Located in New York, NY
A Chinese-Tibetan brass box with turquoise and coral inlay and filigree figures of Vishnu and Garuda birds on the cover lid. In good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and p...
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Early 20th Century Tibetan Tibetan Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese 19th Century Red Lacquered Treasure Chest Box with Brass Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese red lacquered treasure chest box from the 19th century, with brass hardware. Born in China during the 19th century, this elegant treasure chest features a red lacquered sur...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Jade and Brass Box and Match Box
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish two-piece Art Deco Chinese brass and green jade storage box and match box holder date to the 1920s-1930s. Note: Match box holder dimensions are 1" height x 2.25" widt...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Jade, Brass

  • Jade and Brass Box and Match Box
  • Jade and Brass Box and Match Box
  • Jade and Brass Box and Match Box
  • Jade and Brass Box and Match Box
H 2 in. W 4.5 in. D 3.75 in.
19th-20th Century Red Leather Chinese Lacquered Chinoiserie Box, Brass Lock
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th-20th century red leather Chinese lacquered chinoiserie box, brass lock.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Decorative Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Chinese Elegant Huali Lock Box
Located in Chicago, IL
With clean lines and simple form, this refined 19th century lock box celebrates the beauty of huali wood, a rosewood valued highly for its abstract patterning and shimmering surface....
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Early 20th Century Chinese Peony Treasure Box
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of humble pine, this simple box was transformed by coats of rich lacquer and decorative painted motifs to become a fitting container for treasured objects. Crafted circa 1900, t...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Black Enamel and Mother of Pearl Chinese Box on Stand
Located in Troy, MI
This 19th century black wooden Chinese box has a functional lock, and an elaborate scene rendered in mother-of-pearl inlay. Sits on a custom made metal stand and can function as a sm...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Ebonized & Brass Table Top Jewelry Cabinet, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
A Chinese table top jewelry cabinet offers ebonized finish and having detailed brass accoutrements and handles with upper two door cabinet having interior drawers over two lower long...
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20th Century Chinese Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Chinese Jewelry or Money Box
Located in Sarasota, FL
This Chinese Box is hand made having 4 drawers, 2 over 2. The wood is emblished with brass design pieces, chinese symbols, flowers and handles to the top having a BAT under the hand...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Boxes

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Brass

  • Chinese Jewelry or Money Box
  • Chinese Jewelry or Money Box
  • Chinese Jewelry or Money Box
  • Chinese Jewelry or Money Box
H 8.5 in. W 16.50 in. D 10.25 in.
Early 20th Century Chinese Tabletop Scholars' Chest
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted of fine rosewood, this early 20th century scholars' chest is an example of the multifunctional boxes used tabletop in lieu of a chest of drawers. While some were used to stor...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Large Chinese Export Brass Inlaid Amboyna Lap Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Chinese export amboyna wood brass inlaid lap desk of large scale opening to reveal a fully fitted interior with a well.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Boxes

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Amboyna

Money Box
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage money box from China. Hand painted money box originally used in temples is a nice accessory for storage.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Boxes

Materials

Brass

  • Money Box
  • Money Box
  • Money Box
  • Money Box
H 17.325 in. W 15 in. D 27.25 in.
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Chinese Brass Box For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Chinese brass box for your home. Frequently made of metal, brass and wood, every Chinese brass box was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the Chinese brass box you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A Chinese brass box is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco and Folk Art styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Chinese Brass Box?

Prices for a Chinese brass box start at $145 and top out at $57,280 with the average selling for $738.

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.