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1970s Decorative Shell Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Decorative Italian shell box.   
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Shell

  • 1970s Decorative Shell Box
  • Vintage 1970s Decorative Shell Box
  • 1970s Decorative Shell Box
  • Vintage 1970s Decorative Shell Box
H 2.5 in. W 8 in. D 7.5 in.
Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
Located in grand Lancy, CH
Bicolor metal decorative box.
Category

1950s European Decorative Vintage

Materials

Metal

  • Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
  • Vintage Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
  • Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
  • Vintage Bicolor Metal Decorative Box
H 1.58 in. W 8.67 in. D 4.73 in.
Blue Decorative Italian Box 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful decorative blue small box, very beautiful shape and unique made in Italy 1980s.  
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Wood

  • Blue Decorative Italian Box 1970s
  • Vintage Blue Decorative Italian Box 1970s
  • Blue Decorative Italian Box 1970s
  • Vintage Blue Decorative Italian Box 1970s
H 3 in. W 6.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Decorative Vintage Italian Box, 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Decorative vintage Italian box, 1960.   
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Silver, Brass

  • Decorative Vintage Italian Box, 1960
  • Decorative Vintage Italian Box, 1960
  • Decorative Vintage Italian Box, 1960
  • Decorative Vintage Italian Box, 1960
H 1 in. W 11 in. D 4 in.
Vintage Italian Decorative Box, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian decorative box, 1960s.
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

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.
1980s Vintage Italian Decorative Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian decorative box made in Italy 1980s.  
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

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.
Art Deco Decorative Silver Box
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco decorative silver box. Sterling silver and shagreen.  
Category

1930s French Art Deco Decorative Vintage

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Art Deco Decorative Silver Box
  • Vintage Art Deco Decorative Silver Box
  • Art Deco Decorative Silver Box
  • Vintage Art Deco Decorative Silver Box
H 1.25 in. W 6.25 in. D 4 in.
Decorative Glass Box, Germany, 1940s
Located in Roma, IT
Decorative box made in glossy black glass, realized in Germany in the 1940s. With silver decoration of grape on its cover. Very good conditions except for some oxidation on its...
Category

1940s German Decorative Vintage

Materials

Glass

  • Decorative Glass Box, Germany, 1940s
  • Vintage Decorative Glass Box, Germany, 1940s
  • Decorative Glass Box, Germany, 1940s
  • Vintage Decorative Glass Box, Germany, 1940s
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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 Vintage

Materials

Abalone

  • Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
  • Vintage Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
  • Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
  • Vintage Small Abalone Shells Decorative Box
H 2 in. W 2.25 in. D 4 in.
Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Art Glass Chipped glass(see foto) Original condition.
Category

1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Art Glass

  • Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
  • Vintage Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
  • Vintage Mid-Century Decorative Box, 1950's
H 2.76 in. W 4.73 in. D 3.15 in.
Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
beautiful Italian decorative box 1970s.  
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Silver

  • Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
  • Vintage Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
  • Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
  • Vintage Beautiful Italian Decorative Box 1970s
H 2 in. W 12.5 in. D 7 in.
Vintage decorative Blue Box, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage decorative blue box, 1970s.   
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Silver

  • Vintage decorative Blue Box, 1970s
  • Vintage decorative Blue Box, 1970s
  • Vintage decorative Blue Box, 1970s
  • Vintage decorative Blue Box, 1970s
H 2 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
Stonware Decorative Bowl
Located in Denton, TX
Stonware decorative bowl / catch all. Bottom is signed by the artist.
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Stoneware

  • Stonware Decorative Bowl
  • Stonware Decorative Bowl
  • Stonware Decorative Bowl
  • Stonware Decorative Bowl
H 4.5 in. W 8.75 in. D 8.75 in.
Small Decorative Italian Malachite Box, 1970
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small Italian decorative malachite box.
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Malachite

Contemporary Modern Decorative Large Glass & Chrome Decorative Charger Bowl
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Glass & chrome decorative display bowl. In excellent condition. Dimensions: 19 diameter x 3.8 height.
Category

Late 20th Century Decorative Vintage

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Italian Decorative Brass Box, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian decorative brass box, 1960s.
Category

1960s European Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Brass

1980s Vintage Italian Decorative Brass Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful decorative fully brass Italian box.
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

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 Vintage

Materials

Wood, Paint, Glass

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

1980s Hollywood Regency Decorative Vintage

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.
1980s Italian Vintage Decorative Oversize Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian decorative vintage box made with wood and silver plate, the box is in good conditions and is ready to be inserted in a mid century modern room.
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Chrome

1980 Vintage Italian Decorative Wood Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful decorative wood box 1980s.    
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Wood

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

1980s Philippine Bohemian Decorative Vintage

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.
3 Salvador Teran Decorative Glass Mosaic Boxes
By Salvador Teran
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Decorative glass mosaic and brass boxes featuring a chicken motif by Mexican designer Salvador Teran. Each box measures 8.25" x 6" x 2".
Category

1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Brass

Beautiful Italian Decorative Big Box 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful decorative Italian oversize box made with wood , the box is divided into 2 spaces as you can see from the photo the box is in vintage conditions. STUNNING.  
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Wood

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

1960s European Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Chrome

Indonesian Decorative Stone Plate
Located in Montreal, QC
Indonesian decorative carved stone plate.
Category

1980s Indonesian Decorative Vintage

Materials

Stone

Art Deco Lacquered Decorative Jewelry Box
Located in Bochum, NRW
Art Deco lacquered decorative jewelry box. Art Deco box, black lacquer background, decorated with waved silver lines and wind rose in red. Inscribed inside the lid "Offert par la la...
Category

1930s French Art Deco Decorative Vintage

Materials

Wood

  • Art Deco Lacquered Decorative Jewelry Box
  • Art Deco Lacquered Decorative Jewelry Box
  • Art Deco Lacquered Decorative Jewelry Box
  • Art Deco Lacquered Decorative Jewelry Box
H 1.78 in. W 4.73 in. D 3.94 in.
Decorative Leather Jewelry Box with a Key
Located in Stamford, CT
A decorative leather box with a key having a woven fringe. SA.
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Decorative Leather Jewelry Box with a Key
  • Decorative Leather Jewelry Box with a Key
  • Decorative Leather Jewelry Box with a Key
  • Decorative Leather Jewelry Box with a Key
H 9.5 in. W 20 in. D 8.25 in.
Karl Springer Lacquered Snakeskin Decorative Box
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A scrupulously-crafted, decorative trinket or jewelry box by Karl Springer comprising a rectangular body with a domed, hinged lid and a suede-lined interior. The outside is wrapped e...
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Animal Skin, Suede

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

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Vintage

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

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Vintage

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.
Decorative Mughal Motif Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful Mughal motif wood box with a hinged lid. This lovely box will be a great way to hold jewelry or other trinkets. The top features a battle scene with two men on horses in ...
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Decorative Vintage

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Vintage Decorative Malachite Box
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage decorative malachite box. This stunning rectangular lidded malachite box is the perfect coffee table accessory.
Category

1980s Unknown Hollywood Regency Decorative Vintage

Materials

Malachite

  • Vintage Decorative Malachite Box
  • Vintage Decorative Malachite Box
  • Vintage Decorative Malachite Box
  • Vintage Decorative Malachite Box
H 3 in. W 8.34 in. D 5 in.
1980s Decorative Square Bowl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian square bowl. Very elegant piece that can be multi use.
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • 1980s Decorative Square Bowl
  • 1980s Decorative Square Bowl
  • 1980s Decorative Square Bowl
  • 1980s Decorative Square Bowl
H 1 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
1960s Decorative Italian Bowl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Decorative Italian bowl made with brass and chrome in Italy in 1960s.  
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Silver Plate

Decorative Wood Vessel Bowl
Located in Brea, CA
Decorative Accent WoodBowl Use by itself, hold fruit, or potted plant. Size: 5”H x 9”D x 7”Opening
Category

20th Century Decorative Vintage

Materials

Wood

Decorative Rustic Wood Bowl
Located in Brea, CA
Decorative Wood bowl Size: 6 1/2”H x 12”D x 6”Opening.
Category

20th Century Decorative Vintage

Materials

Wood

  • Decorative Rustic Wood Bowl
  • Decorative Rustic Wood Bowl
  • Decorative Rustic Wood Bowl
  • Decorative Rustic Wood Bowl
H 6.5 in. Dm 12 in.
1950s Decorative Fiberglass Bowl
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A low fiberglass bowl with repeating images of multicolored fish.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Fiberglass

Maitland Smith Leather Bound Books Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful leather bound hideaway box. The box is in very good condition and is perfect for hiding things from your kids. The box measures 12 wide x 8 deep x 8 inches tall.
Category

1990s Asian Georgian Decorative Vintage

Materials

Leather

Pair of Decorative Cocobolo / Rosewood Lidded Cannisters
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of decorative cocobolo / rosewood lidded cannisters from Costa Rica, circa 1990s. The cannisters measures 5"D x 3.5" H and have removable lids. Well crafted and gorgeous! #1783.
Category

Late 20th Century Costa Rican Organic Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Cocobolo, Rosewood

Decorative Bronze Box by Wah Ming Chang
By Wah Ming Chang
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a decorative bronze box by Wah Ming Chang. Dimensions: 1 3/4" H x 4 7/8" W x 3 7/8". The USA, circa 1970s.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Bronze

  • Decorative Bronze Box by Wah Ming Chang
  • Decorative Bronze Box by Wah Ming Chang
  • Decorative Bronze Box by Wah Ming Chang
  • Decorative Bronze Box by Wah Ming Chang
H 1.75 in. W 4.88 in. D 3.88 in.
Moroccan Decorative Box Inlaid with White Bone
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan decorative trinket rectangular lidded box inlaid with white bone and wood. Large stylish Moorish trinket lidded box with bone and wood inlaid handcrafted in Marrakech, Moro...
Category

20th Century Moroccan Moorish Decorative Vintage

Materials

Bone

Moorish Middle Eastern Handcrafted Mosaic Decorative Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Exquisite handcrafted Middle Eastern mosaic marquetry inlaid walnut wood box. Small box intricately decorated with Moorish Star of David motif designs which have been painstakingly ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Lebanese Moorish Decorative Vintage

Materials

Shell, Mother-of-Pearl, Fruitwood

Middle Eastern Moorish Handcrafted Mosaic Decorative Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Exquisite handcrafted Middle Eastern mosaic marquetry inlaid walnut wood box. Small box intricately decorated with Moorish motif designs which have been painstakingly inlaid with mo...
Category

Mid-20th Century Lebanese Moorish Decorative Vintage

Materials

Fruitwood, Shell, Mother-of-Pearl

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

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Vintage

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.
Vintage Abalone and Brass Decorative Box Midcentury
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful brass plated abalone seashell square box with wood lined compartment. Stamped underneath “Taxco Mexico" a region of Mexico known for their unique and one of a kind metal wo...
Category

1960s Mexican Organic Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Brass

Faux Malachite Leather Decorative Indian Maharaja Box
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful unique Indian motif box with a lid. This piece would be fantastic for storing cigars, tv remotes, or miscellaneous items on a dresser or coffee table. The top of the box ...
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Decorative Vintage

Materials

Leather, Faux Leather, Paint

1940s Chicoree Luxe Decorative Storage Wooden Crate
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1940s Chicoree luxe decorative storage wooden crate 1940s Chicoree luxe decorative storage wooden crate. Exceptional original condition with vibrant graphics. Workshop report Ou...
Category

1940s French Decorative Vintage

Materials

Wood

  • 1940s Chicoree Luxe Decorative Storage Wooden Crate
  • 1940s Chicoree Luxe Decorative Storage Wooden Crate
  • 1940s Chicoree Luxe Decorative Storage Wooden Crate
  • 1940s Chicoree Luxe Decorative Storage Wooden Crate
H 14.97 in. W 12.21 in. D 19.3 in.
Brushed Aluminum Decorative Plate
Located in San Diego, CA
Brushed aluminum decorative plate, showing block letter initials RAM. Not dated.
Category

20th Century American Decorative Vintage

Materials

Aluminum

  • Brushed Aluminum Decorative Plate
  • Brushed Aluminum Decorative Plate
  • Brushed Aluminum Decorative Plate
  • Brushed Aluminum Decorative Plate
H 2.25 in. Dm 9.07 in.
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...
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Revival Decorative Vintage

Materials

Metal

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.
Category

1960s Indian Moorish Decorative Vintage

Materials

Brass

Decorative Anglo-Indian Mughal Style Overlay Footed Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fine Mughal Style Jewelry decorative box with filigree carving. Anglo-Indian footed box with exceptional engraved details throughout with filigree and carved veneered and engraved pl...
Category

Mid-20th Century Indian Agra Decorative Vintage

Materials

Fruitwood

Decorative Italian Center Bowl, 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage decorative Italian center bowl made in 1960s.
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Silver

  • Decorative Italian Center Bowl, 1960
  • Decorative Italian Center Bowl, 1960
  • Decorative Italian Center Bowl, 1960
  • Decorative Italian Center Bowl, 1960
H 4 in. W 9 in. D 7.5 in.
20th century Chinese Terracota Decorative boxe, 1950s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice 20th century Chinese decorative boxe representing a nut with a Butterly, leaves and fruits on it. Good quality and condition. Rare item.
Category

1950s Chinese Decorative Vintage

Materials

Terracotta

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'...
Category

1970s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

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...
Category

1970s Italian Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Chrome

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.
Category

1970s Asian Chinoiserie Decorative Vintage

Materials

Paint, Paper

1960s Very Large Industrial Casting Foundry Mould, Decorative
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960s very large industrial casting foundry Mould, decorative 90cm tall 1960s very large industrial casting foundry mould , decorative. These amazing sculptural pieces are the ‘male...
Category

1960s Decorative Vintage

Materials

Wood

Maitland Smith Decorative Grey Snakeskin Box and Stand
By Maitland Smith
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Decorative box and stand by Maitland Smith. In Snakeskin and Tessellated stone. Gorgeous shades of grey cover the entire piece with thin borders of stone. Box and Stand are able to b...
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Vintage

Materials

Stone

Vintage Capiz Shells Decorative Dish
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage capiz shells decorative dish The windowpane oyster is a bivalve marine mollusk in the family of Placunidae. They are edible, but valued more for their shells. The shells hav...
Category

1960s Philippine Organic Modern Decorative Vintage

Materials

Shell, Glass

  • Vintage Capiz Shells Decorative Dish
  • Vintage Capiz Shells Decorative Dish
  • Vintage Capiz Shells Decorative Dish
  • Vintage Capiz Shells Decorative Dish
H 1.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 9 in.
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Decorative Vintage For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the decorative vintage you’re looking for. Each decorative vintage for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, ceramic and glass. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer decorative vintage, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each decorative vintage bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made decorative vintage over the years, but those crafted by Curtis Jere, Venini and Bitossi are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Decorative Vintage?

Prices for a decorative vintage start at $1 and top out at $850,000 with the average selling for $1,125.

Finding the Right Decorative Objects for You

Every time you move into a house or an apartment — or endeavor to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years — life for that space begins anew. The right home accent, be it the simple placement of a decorative bowl on a shelf or a ceramic vase for fresh flowers, can transform an area from drab to spectacular. But with so many materials and items to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the process. The key to styling with decorative objects is to work toward making a happy home that best reflects your personal style. 

Ceramics are a versatile addition to any home. If you’ve amassed an assortment of functional pottery over the years, think of your mugs and salad bowls as decorative objects, ideal for displaying in a glass cabinet. Vintage ceramic serveware can pop along white open shelving in your dining area, while large stoneware pitchers paired with woven baskets or quilts in an open cupboard can introduce a rustic farmhouse-style element to your den.

Translucent decorative boxes or bowls made of an acrylic plastic called Lucite — a game changer in furniture that’s easy to clean and lasts long — are modern accents that are neutral enough to dress up a coffee table or desktop without cluttering it. If you’re showcasing pieces from the past, a vintage jewelry box for displaying your treasures can spark conversation. Where is the jewelry box from? Is there a story behind it?

Abstract sculptures or an antique vessel for your home library can draw attention to your book collection and add narrative charm to the most appropriate of corners. There’s more than one way to style your bookcases, and decorative objects add a provocative dynamic. “I love magnifying glasses,” says Alex Assouline, global vice president of luxury publisher Assouline, of adding one’s cherished objects to a home library. “They are both useful and decorative. Objects really elevate libraries and can also make them more personal.”

To help with personalizing your space and truly making it your own, find an extraordinary collection of decorative objects on 1stDibs.

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