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Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
Located in grand Lancy, CH
Bicolor metal decorative box.
Category

Vintage 1950s European Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal

  • Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
  • Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
  • Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
  • Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
H 1.58 in. W 8.67 in. D 4.73 in.
Vintage Italian Decorative Box, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian decorative box, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Vintage Italian Decorative Box, 1960s
  • Vintage Italian Decorative Box, 1960s
  • Vintage Italian Decorative Box, 1960s
  • Vintage Italian Decorative Box, 1960s
H 2 in. W 7.5 in. D 4 in.
Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
beautiful Italian decorative box 1970s.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver

  • Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
  • Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
  • Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
  • Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
H 2 in. W 12.5 in. D 7 in.
1980s Vintage Italian Decorative Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian decorative box made in Italy 1980s.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Acrylic

  • 1980s Vintage Italian Decorative Box
  • 1980s Vintage Italian Decorative Box
  • 1980s Vintage Italian Decorative Box
  • 1980s Vintage Italian Decorative Box
H 4 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Decorative Box in Malachite
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Decorative box in malachite.
Category

20th Century Congolese Baroque Revival Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Malachite

  • Decorative Box in Malachite
  • Decorative Box in Malachite
  • Decorative Box in Malachite
  • Decorative Box in Malachite
H 1.58 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.37 in.
Mother of Pearl Decorative Box
Located in New York, NY
Decorative box with hand inlaid mother of pearl shell rectangular tiles.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Shell

  • Mother of Pearl Decorative Box
  • Mother of Pearl Decorative Box
  • Mother of Pearl Decorative Box
  • Mother of Pearl Decorative Box
H 2 in. W 6 in. D 4 in.
Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Small Abalone Shells decorative box with felt inside cover. Size: 2.5"D x 4"W x 2"H.
Category

1990s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Abalone

  • Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
  • Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
  • Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
  • Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
H 2 in. W 2.25 in. D 4 in.
Egyptian Revival Damascene Decorative Box
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This Egyptian Revival Damascene decorative box features a gold plate finish with hand etched Egyptian hieroglyphics along the lid and sides, from circa 1920.
Category

Early 20th Century Spanish Egyptian Revival Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage Silver Decorative Box, Italy, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage silver decorative box, Italy, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Rare Woven Wood Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Rare Woven Wood Decorative Box Very interesting as a purse also with felt lining Size: 12 W x 5.25 D x 2.5 H.  
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Bohemian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood

  • Vintage Rare Woven Wood Decorative Box
  • Vintage Rare Woven Wood Decorative Box
  • Vintage Rare Woven Wood Decorative Box
  • Vintage Rare Woven Wood Decorative Box
H 2.5 in. W 5.25 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Maitland-Smith Abalone Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage Maitland-Smith Abalone decorative box. This stunning Post Modern/Hollywood Regency Abalone shell box can be used as a decorative cocktail table box or jewelry box. Gorgeous!.
Category

Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Shell, Abalone

  • Vintage Maitland-Smith Abalone Decorative Box
  • Vintage Maitland-Smith Abalone Decorative Box
  • Vintage Maitland-Smith Abalone Decorative Box
  • Vintage Maitland-Smith Abalone Decorative Box
H 4.25 in. W 8.75 in. D 6.63 in.
Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
By Hans Hansen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare decorative box designed by Hans Hansen. Produced in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
H 1.58 in. W 8.67 in. D 5.52 in.
Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
By Hans Hansen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare decorative box designed by Hans Hansen. Produced in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
H 1.58 in. W 8.67 in. D 5.52 in.
Round Blue and White Ceramic Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Round blue and white ceramic decorative box Size: 4.5”D x 2”H.
Category

2010s Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
By Hans Hansen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare decorative box designed by Hans Hansen. Produced in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
  • Hans Hansen Decorative Box Produced in Denmark
H 1.19 in. W 8.27 in. D 3.55 in.
Art Nouveau Bronze Covered Decorative Box
Located in Hudson, NY
Late 19th century Art Nouveau bronze covered decorative box with exterior design details. The box is in great antique condition with wear appropriate with age / use. Maker's mark ins...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Decorative Boxes

Materials

Gold, Bronze

Baroque Manner Hand-Painted Wooden Decorative Box
Located in New York, NY
Continental Baroque manner hand-painted wooden decorative box, includes key. Measures: 5.5" H x 12" W x 8.75" D.
Category

Early 20th Century Baroque Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Vintage Decorative Box Silver and Brass, Italy, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage decorative box silver and brass, Italy 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver, Brass

Antique Oak Dutch 19th Century Decorative Box
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Antique decorative box. Striking Dutch design from the 19th century. Solid oak with nicely hand-carved elements. The original top of the box slides off. This wo...
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Antique 1820s Dutch Decorative Boxes

Materials

Oak

  • Antique Oak Dutch 19th Century Decorative Box
  • Antique Oak Dutch 19th Century Decorative Box
  • Antique Oak Dutch 19th Century Decorative Box
  • Antique Oak Dutch 19th Century Decorative Box
H 6.5 in. W 11.23 in. D 7.09 in.
Antique Chinese Hand Decorated Lacquer Decorative Box
Located in Houston, TX
Antique Chinese lacquer hand decorated decorative box. This Stunning Chinese export hand decorated lacquered box is the perfect accessory for a coffee table or dressing table. Could ...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Export Decorative Boxes

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Lacquer

Antique Miniature Agate Specimen Ormolu-Mounted Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique Miniature agate specimen ormolu-mounted decorative box. Size: 3.5" W x 2 1/4" D x 1.75" H.
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Antique 19th Century German Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Agate, Ormolu, Gold Leaf

Set of 8 Original Old Wooden Decorative Boxes
Located in North York, ON
Set of 8 original old wooden decorative boxes, purchased in London England. Little information about these pieces but they are original, roughly early 20th century possibly older. Pr...
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Large Scale Vintage Hand-Painted Indian Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage large Scale Hand-Painted Indian decorative box. Large box with Indian characters in traditional garments. Rajasthani Size: 19"W x 13"D x 12"H.
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Vintage 1960s Indian Moorish Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage Round Chinoiserie Theme Papier-Mache Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage round Chinoiserie theme decorative box with lid. Lined with marbleize paper and hand painted garden scene. Size: 4.25" D x 3" H.
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Vintage 1970s Asian Chinoiserie Decorative Boxes

Materials

Paint, Paper

Pair of Black and Clear Lucite Decorative Boxes
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of 1970s modernist Lucite small decorative boxes with black acrylic bases and clear lids. Perfect as a trinket or jewelry box.
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Acrylic, Lucite

Pumpkin Decorative Box
By Fratelli Lisi
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite decorative object can be used to store small personal objects or small food items. It was crafted entirely in silver by skilled artisans in the shape of a pumpkin, whi...
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2010s Italian Other Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver

  • Pumpkin Decorative Box
  • Pumpkin Decorative Box
  • Pumpkin Decorative Box
  • Pumpkin Decorative Box
H 4.14 in. W 4.34 in. D 3.55 in.
Antique Mother of Pearl and Wood Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique mother of pearl and wood decorative box. The cover open by sliding the top to the side. Size: 7.5” L x 2.5” W x 1.25” H.
Category

Antique 19th Century Indian Moorish Decorative Boxes

Materials

Fruitwood, Mother-of-Pearl

Italian Mahogany and Chrome Modernist Decorative Box, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian mahogany and chrome modernist decorative box, 1970s. Long rectangular shape with Minimalist design. Framing in polished chromed metal with a unique decoration on the top. In...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Chrome

Stoneware Sculptural decorative box by Pierre Baey, circa 1970
By Pierre Baey
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
A stoneware sculptural decorative box by Pierre Baey. Perfect original conditions. Signed under the base, Circa 1970.  
Category

20th Century French Beaux Arts Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

1970s Italian Lucite and Silver Plate Decorative Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant 1970s modernist decorative box reminiscent of Gabriella Crespi's work. Large geometric shape with silverplate metal base and thick crystal clear Lucite lid. No visible maker'...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Vintage Small Red and Green Floral Indian Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage small red and green floral Indian decorative box Hand painted matches wall hanging box with lid. Size: 4" W x 2.75" D x 4" H.
Category

Vintage 1980s Indian Bohemian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Paint, Hardwood

Lucite and Silver Squared Italian Decorative Box, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing Lucite and silver squared decorative box. This item was designed in the 1970s. This piece is made of a crystal Lucite and silver with a crystal Lucite removable top, the way...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver

Old World Antique Silver Metal Footed Decorative Box
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer an Old-World silver metal decorative box, circa the 1900s. The soldering process showcases to be extremely labor intensive to achieve the delicate and pe...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Revival Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal

19th Century American Pine Primitive Decorative Box
Located in Brooklyn, NY
American decorative box in the Primitive style, circa 19th century. There is an hand painted border and corner direction, crude in execution. Interesting 'stepped' design with simple...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Primitive Decorative Boxes

Materials

Pine

Chinese Burgundy and Gold Vine Design Painted Decorative Box
Located in New York, NY
Chinese wrapped decorative box with a burgundy base with muted metallic gold gourd and leaf pattern on vines with a large central character, bronze handles and latch, and an interior...
Category

20th Century Chinese Export Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Two Early 20th Century Pine Woven Decorative Boxes
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Two early 20th century pine woven decorative boxes, circa 1900. Beautiful examples of Scandinavian craft work. Pine veneer strips arranged and fixed into position to form these de...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Rustic Decorative Boxes

Materials

Pine

By Liwan's Janetti Firenze Silver and Glass Italian Decorative Box, 1970s
By Janetti
Located in Roma, IT
Incredible decorative box in laminated silver and mid-century glass. By Liwan's of Rome for Maison Mercier Freres. Signed. Sold by Janetti Firenze, a famous design house founded in 1...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver, Brass

1980s Hollywood Regency Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble & Brass Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in St. Louis, MO
Vintage Hollywood Regency Maitland-Smith tessellated Maroon / Coral marble & brass trim quadtrefoil form decorative box with hinged lid and wood interior. In fine condition, unmarked...
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Vintage 1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

20th Century Italian Sterling Silver Decorative Box
By Cesani Virginio
Located in VALENZA, IT
Completely handmade solid sterling silver decorative box of oblique shape. The lower part of the body has fluted embossed and chiseled The smooth, glossy lid is hinged in the center...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Edwardian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Midcentury Benaglia Silver Plate Italian Decorative Box for Cleto Munari, 1970s
By Cleto Munari
Located in Roma, IT
Elegant box midcentury silver plate decorative box. This wonderful piece was designed in Italy during the 1970s by Benaglia for Cleto Munari. The master combination of silver plat...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver, Brass

19th Century Hand Painted Swedish Tine Decorative Box
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century hand painted tine decorative box circa 1860. Good quality Swedish tine box, used for storing valuables or foods for secure storage. This example in it's original blue...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Folk Art Decorative Boxes

Materials

Pine, Paint

Christian Dior for Dior Hone Silver Plate Decorative Box Pumpkin Design, 1970s
By Dior Home, Christian Dior
Located in Naples, IT
Elegant decorative box in the shape of a pumpkin designed by Christian Dior for his 1970s Home collection. This beautiful decorative box with lid is made of silver plated metal with ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver Plate

Large Victorian Walnut and Inlaid Decorative Box with a Tray
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
0119 A large Victorian walnut and inlaid decorative box, having steel inlaid front and brass, steel and bone inlaid hinged lid which opens to reveal relined interior with lift up tra...
Category

Antique 1870s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Walnut

Wooden Decorative Box or Keepsake Holder Made of Magnolia Wood
Located in Pasadena, CA
Decorative box or keepsake holder has a beautiful wood grain and seems to resemble a squirrel. Has one small pullout drawer and one circular opening at the top, perhaps to hold a can...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Box, Black Sea Shell and Brass Box, Decorative Box, Contemporary, in Stock
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Decorative box made of black sea shell and brass, designed into an organic shape. The inside is finished in palm wood. We have one box in stock.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage Decorative Box Made From Tessellated Stone and Bronze
By Karl Springer
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Stylish decorative box. Made from tessellated stone and bronze. Spherical in design with a lid. White with red stone accent lines that are bordered with a bronze finished brass ring....
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Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass, Bronze

Brass and Cork Decorative Box by Gabriella Crespi, circa 1970, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Girona, Spain
Brass and cork decorative box by Gabriella Crespi Brass and cork. Signed circa 1970, Italy Very good vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Italian Ceramic 'Flower Box' Decorative Box or Jewelry Box, ca. 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A great Italian ceramic 'Flower Box' decorative box or jewelry box, ca. 1960s, Italy. Ceramic box top is decorated with beautiful white and yellow daisy flowers and green 'grass'. Bo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

"Maestro" Chilean Mesquite Lidded Decorative Box or Cigar Box
By Michael Madley
Located in Frankfurt, KY
South American Chilean Mesquite decorative box or cigar box with hinged Mexican Primavera lid. Box bottom and sides are handmade from a single slab of Chilean Mesquite and expertly m...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

French Ceramic Decorative Box by Cloutier Brothers, circa 1970s
By Cloutier Freres
Located in London, GB
French ceramic decorative box by the Frères Cloutier (circa 1970s). A charming image of a fruit bowl attracts one's immediate attention to this delightful decorative box. In one of t...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Art Glass Chipped glass(see foto) Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Art Glass

  • Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
H 2.76 in. W 4.73 in. D 3.15 in.
Lino Sabattini Made in Italy Decorative Box in Silver Metal, 1960s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Modena, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design cylindrical container for breadsticks or decorative box in silver metal designed by Lino Sabattini, engraved Sabattini Made in Italy under the base,...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Large Decorative Box by Maria Pergay, Silvered Metal, Decorated with an Agate
By Maria Pergay
Located in Brussels, BE
Large decorative box in silver steel, The lid is decorated with a crimped slice of agate. The interior lined with wood. Around 1970 Designed and manufactured by Maria Pergay (Fran...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Agate, Metal

Gilt Heavy Bronze Repousse Rectangular Jewelry/Decorative Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a gilt bronze repousse rectangular jewelry/decorative box. It features in the top of the lid a scene of Don Quixote riding his horse at the same time that some sheep are runn...
Category

Early 20th Century Unknown Baroque Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Tortoise Shell Decorative Box with Paw Feet. Tortoise Shell With Bun Feet.
Located in Buchanan, MI
Tortoise shell decorative box with bun feet. We have other tortoise boxes similar in form that would be a lovely collection. Feel free to call or email with questions. Priced per b...
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Antique 19th Century English Anglo-Indian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Tortoise Shell

20th Century Gabriella Crespi Decorative Box in Brass and Plexiglass '70s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Turin, Turin
Decorative box designed in '70 by Gabriella Crespi. The box is in plexiglass and brass, on the brass is present the signature of the author. Good condition, patina of time. Perfect ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

20th Century Gabriella Crespi Decorative Box in Brass and Plexiglass '70s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Turin, Turin
Decorative box designed in '70 by Gabriella Crespi. The box is in plexiglass and brass, on the brass is present the signature of the author. Good condition, patina of time. Perfect ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

20th Century Gabriella Crespi Decorative Box in Brass and Plexiglass '70s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Turin, Turin
Decorative box designed in '70 by Gabriella Crespi. The box is in plexiglass and brass, on the brass is present the signature of the author. Good condition, patina of time. Perfect ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage Brass and Wood Decorative Box with Large Quartz Crystal Stone, Brazil
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage Hollywood Regency style decorative box in white oakwood with a satin brass metal lid. The box features a large white quartz crystal stone accent. The hinged lid opens to reve...
Category

Early 2000s Brazilian Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Quartz, Brass

Vintage Hand Painted Mexican Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Reversed painted glass on wood frame and gold leaf details. Size: 8" L x 3" D x 2" H.
Category

1990s Mexican Bohemian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood, Paint, Glass

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Decorative Box For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the decorative box you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, wood and brass, every decorative box was constructed with great care. There are 13827 variations of the antique or vintage decorative box you’re looking for, while we also have 928 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect decorative box — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A decorative box is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Victorian styles are sought with frequency. A well-made decorative box has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Maitland Smith, Limoges and René Lalique are consistently popular.

How Much is a Decorative Box?

Prices for a decorative box can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $15 and can go as high as $850,650, while the average can fetch as much as $1,200.

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.

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