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Sevres Style French Porcelain Trinket Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a porcelain trinket box hinged lid depicting a hand painted 18th century pastoral scene of a young boy learning to play a guitar while his teacher is teaching him the musical no...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Jewelry Boxes

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Porcelain

  • Sevres Style French Porcelain Trinket Box
  • Sevres Style French Porcelain Trinket Box
  • Sevres Style French Porcelain Trinket Box
  • Sevres Style French Porcelain Trinket Box
H 3.25 in. W 6 in. D 4.25 in.
French Hand Painted Porcelain Trinket Box
By Porcelaine de Paris
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a hand painted porcelain box featuring in the front of the hinged lid a Victorian young lady. She is sitting over a stone bench near a lake view in the countryside. The scene...
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Early 20th Century French Victorian Jewelry Boxes

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Porcelain

  • French Hand Painted Porcelain Trinket Box
  • French Hand Painted Porcelain Trinket Box
  • French Hand Painted Porcelain Trinket Box
  • French Hand Painted Porcelain Trinket Box
H 1.50 in. W 3.75 in. D 2.25 in.
Art Deco French Souvenir Porcelain Trinket Tray
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this delightful early 1930s Art Deco porcelain souvenir tray. Depicting a young girl dressed in a sailors outfit with a large floppy hat on a conch shell an...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Models and Miniatures

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Ceramic

  • Art Deco French Souvenir Porcelain Trinket Tray
  • Art Deco French Souvenir Porcelain Trinket Tray
  • Art Deco French Souvenir Porcelain Trinket Tray
  • Art Deco French Souvenir Porcelain Trinket Tray
H 2.96 in. W 3.55 in. D 1.97 in.
French Neoclassical Lidded Pill, Trinket or Small Jewelry Box
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful handcrafted lidded pill, trinket, or small jewelry box. Intricately designed brass bottom, amber and quartz top. Makes a lovely gift to oneself or others. Measures: ...
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20th Century French Porcelain

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Quartz, Brass

Beautiful Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Fan Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautiful Limoges porcelain fan shaped box is handmade and hand painted in rich colors of cobalt blue, iron red and is accented in 24-karat gold. Fan opens to reveal another removabl...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Tortuga Trinket Bowl Travertine, Lava, Memphis, France, Le Berre Vevaud
Located in Paris, FR
Tortuga Trinket bowl Travertine, Lava, Memphis, France, Le Berre Vevaud Empreinte Collection Osso natural travertine Available in black lava For their second collection, Raphaë...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Bauhaus Decorative Dishes and Vide-...

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Lava, Travertine

Very Detailed Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Sleeping Cat Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautiful and very detailed larger size Limoges porcelain sleeping cat trinket box is handmade and hand painted in rich polychrome colors and features robust blooms of pretty flowers...
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20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Unique Limoges France Hand Painted Coffee Espresso Maker Porcelain Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features a very detailed coffee or espresso maker machine brewing a fr...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Very Pretty Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Hat Shaped Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Very pretty, Limoges porcelain miniature hat shaped trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features vining floral motif with rich 24-karat gold accents. Box features ...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Pretty Limoges France Hand Painted Vanity or Dresser Porcelain Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features a very detailed vanity or dresser with attached mirror and a ...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Victorian Style Boot Shoe Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Very pretty Limoges porcelain old fashion Victorian style lace up boot shoe shaped trinket box is handmade in France and features a white background with skillfully hand painted clus...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Unique Grill Master Limoges France Hand Painted Barbeque Porcelain Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features a whimsical and very detailed black barbecue with a wide vari...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Very Detailed Limoges France Hand Painted Dutch Windmill Porcelain Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features a whimsical and very detailed Dutch grain windmill surrounded...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

19th Century French Papier Mâché Hand Painted Round Trinket Box
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century French papier mâché hand painted round trinket box.
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Mid-20th Century French Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Paper

Art Deco 'Radio' Trinket Box
Located in London, GB
A superb and very stylish Art Deco sterling silver cigarette or trinket box in the form of a 1930s radio set, with profuse foliate moulding to the body broken by highly polished line...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

  • Art Deco 'Radio' Trinket Box
  • Art Deco 'Radio' Trinket Box
  • Art Deco 'Radio' Trinket Box
  • Art Deco 'Radio' Trinket Box
H 3.94 in. W 7.49 in. D 4.34 in.
Tiffany & Co. Porcelain Lidded Trinket Box Designed for Tauck World France
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tiffany & Co. porcelain round trinket box. Tiffany & Co. porcelain round map box designed for Tauck World, Made In France. The porcelain lid cover is decorated with a map of severa...
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Late 20th Century French Neoclassical Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

1920s French Painted Patinated Art Nouveau Bronze Hinged Apple Trinket Box
Located in Haarlem, NL
Antique hinged bronze two toned paint patinated apple on a twig with leaves, to keep or collect your little trinkets in. The paint patina creates a deep golden apple colour on the sh...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes

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Bronze, Bronze

Vintage Limoges Hand Painted Porcelain Yellow Floral Egg Trinket Box, France
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Limoges hand painted porcelain yellow floral egg trinket box, France. Midcentury. Marked.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Exquisite French Limoges Hand Painted Gold Trim Trinket or Jewelry Box
By Limoges
Located in Arles, FR
A truly exquisite French Limoges handcrafted and hand painted gold trimmed trinket /jewelry box or candy dish, circa 1930. Bears the Limoges stamp. Glazed. Measures: 5 7/8" L x 4 3...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Porcelain

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Porcelain

Limoges French Porcelain Pink Fuschia Lipstick Miniature Trinket Box Pop Art
By Limoges, Rochard Limoges
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Limoges France box ~ Tube of Mauve Lipstick & Ladies Bust Clasp Porcelain. A black case with a platinum top. A tube of mauve lipstick. A lovely lipstick!! .7" square x 2.5" high C...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Unique Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Vase Trinket Box with Lotus Flowers
By Limoges
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features beautiful multicolored pink tone lotus style flowers on the l...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

French Midcentury Brass and Stone Lidded Trinket or Small Jewelry Box
Located in Arles, FR
Very nice lidded brass and stone trinket or small jewelry box. Perfect for rings. Makes a lovely gift to oneself or others. Measures: 2 5/8" diameter x 2" high.
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20th Century French Decorative Bowls

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Stone, Brass

Pop Art Limoges French Porcelain Lipstick Miniature Trinket Box Rochard Signed
By Limoges, Rochard Limoges
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare Limoges France Rochard Peint main trinket box crimson lipstick in blue marbled case with brass accent. Marked as shown. The hinged lidded trinket box measures 1.25 inches tall, ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

French Crystal Candy Dish, Trinket or Jewelry Box from Reims, Champagne Region
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful and decorative candy dish, trinket, or jewelry box. Very good quality crystal, makes a lovely gift to oneself or others. Measures: 6 1/2" diameter x 6 7/8" high.
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20th Century French Porcelain

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Crystal

Samson Paris Signed Porcelain Trinket Box
By Edmé Samson
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a gorgeous French heraldic early 20th century Samson Paris signed porcelain trinket box probably by Edme Samson. Marked on the base with the letters “B” and “W” inside ...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Porcelain

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Ormolu

19th Century French Painted Faberge Porcelain Egg Trinket Boxes, Set of 5
By Limoges
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a shelf with this elegant set of antique porcelain egg boxes. Crafted in Limoges France circa 1880, each colorful porcelain piece is dressed with a decorative brass rim with...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Brass

19th Century French Porcelain and Brass Trinket Box with Flower Decorations
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century French porcelain and brass trinket box with flower decorations.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Trinket box by Yves St. Laurent
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
A stylish silver-plated circular trinket box by Yves St. Laurent, signed on the base, the drum body hinged at the centre, the lid with a circular cartouche engraved in Deco script wi...
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Vintage 1970s French Other Decorative Boxes

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Silver Plate

  • Trinket box by Yves St. Laurent
  • Trinket box by Yves St. Laurent
  • Trinket box by Yves St. Laurent
  • Trinket box by Yves St. Laurent
H 1.97 in. Dm 5.12 in.
Camille Tharaud French Limoges Hand Painted Gold Trim Trinket or Jewelry Box
By Tharaud Limoges
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful blue and white Limoges handcrafted and hand painted gold trimmed trinket, jewelry box or candy dish, circa 1930. Signed Tharaud, Limoges. This Limoges trinket box or cand...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Porcelain

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Porcelain

French Limoges Hand Painted Gold Trim Trinket, Jewelry Box or Candy Dish
By Limoges
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful Limoges handcrafted and hand painted gold trimmed trinket, jewelry box or candy dish, circa 1930. Signed, Jammet Seignolles Limoges (history of this maker below). Glazed. ...
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Early 20th Century French Napoleon III Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

19th Century French Papier Mâché Trinket Box with Hand Painted Love Vignette
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century French papier mâché trinket box with hand painted romantic vignette.
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Mid-20th Century French Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Paper

Art Deco Half Doll Trinket Box, 1930s
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this very attractive and totally original 1930s Art Deco ladies powder/ trinket box. Highly functional, collectable and decorative. A lovely piece. Features...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

Art Deco Marble and Brass Trinket Box
By La Maison Desny
Located in Chicago, IL
A well crafted marble and brass Art Deco trinket box. Its elegant construction is reminiscent of the Art Deco masterpieces of La Maison Desny. Fine decorative object or desk accesso...
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20th Century French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Marble, Brass

19th Century French Rosewood and Mother of Pearl Travel Vanity Trinket Case
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful, antique jewelry box set was crafted in France, circa 1870. The box has a mother of pearl crest on the top and front, and reveals several dividers inside while the com...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Silver Plate

Vintage Limoges Castel 22-Karat Gold Trinket Box
By Castel Limoges
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a lovely and exceptionally cute vintage Limoges castel 22-karat gold trinket box. Made in Limoges, France circa 1940. Marked on base as “Limoges Castel France … 22k ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Jewelry Boxes

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Porcelain

Art Deco Novelty Pierrot Ceramic Trinket Box, 1930s
Located in Devon, England
This really is a delightful piece and one we've not come across before. This is a 1930s Art Deco Novelty Pierrot Ceramic German Trinket Box, part of the half doll family. Features fo...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

19th Century Samson Paris Porcelain Trinket Box
By Samson & Cie
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a gorgeous French 19th century Samson Paris Porcelain Trinket Box probably by Edme Samson. Marked on the base with “Made in France” and unmistakably in the style and ma...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Jewelry Boxes

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Ormolu

19th Century French Gilt Bronze Mounted Green Opaline Egg Shaped Trinket Box
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century French gilt bronze mounted green opaline egg shaped trinket box with hinged lid
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Antique 19th Century European Decorative Boxes

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Opaline Glass

Antique 19th Century Meissen Egg Floral Gilt Trinket Box, France, 1875, Cobalt
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Egg-shaped box, Meissen (Germany) dated to 1875 based on its mark, with gilding, cobalt blue accents and tremendous floral design.
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Antique Late 19th Century German Empire Porcelain

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Porcelain

Limoges Porcelain Lidded Candy Dish, Trinket or Jewelry Box
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful hand painted Limoges porcelain candy dish, trinket, or jewelry box. This gorgeous box is adorned with traditional decor from the Napoleon III period. A romantic scene t...
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20th Century French Napoleon III Porcelain

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Porcelain

Crystal Candy Dish, Trinket or Jewelry Box Attributed to Baccarat
By Valéry Klein, Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful and decorative crystal candy dish, trinket, or jewelry box attributed to Baccarat, Valery Klein design. Very good quality crystal, makes a lovely gift to oneself or oth...
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20th Century French Porcelain

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Crystal

Ceramic Lidded Trinket or Jewelry Box Signed Jacques Breugnot, 1950s
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful handcrafted ceramic decorative trinket or jewelry box. This gorgeous box is cast with decorative sandstone and adorned with glazed metallic enamels. The design is that of ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Sandstone

Art Deco Trinket in Bronze by Léon Hatot, ATO 1920s
By Léon Hatot
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Beautiful lidded jar in solid bronze with pure and simple Art Deco lines and organically shaped lid. Manufactured and designed by Leon Hatot, ATO in France during the 1930s. It is st...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Tableware

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Pewter Trinket or Jewelry Box by Louis Houzeaux
Located in Arles, FR
Elegant French Art Nouveau uniquely illustrated pewter covered box by Louis Houzeaux. Generously sized handwrought with typical Art Nouveau floral embossed design. Engraved signature...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Jewelry Boxes

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Pewter

Large Le Tallec Paris Porcelain Hand Painted Trinket or Jewelry Box, 1973
Located in Barntrup, DE
A large and gorgeous 1973 Atelier Camille Le Tallec hand painted porcelain trinket / jewelry box with ormolu brass mount. The marks on the bottom read “Dessiné et peint entièrement ...
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Vintage 1970s French Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Antique Chinoiserie Porcelain Trinket Box France
Located in Montreal, QC
Porcelain trinket box; hand paintedCourting Scene of an Oriental Couple on top with flowers and gilding decorations inside and out; The hinged mount is bronze with shell clasp. measu...
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Antique 19th Century French Boxes

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Porcelain

Vintage Limoges French Accents Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a lovely and exceptionally cute vintage Limoges French accents trinket box. Made in Limoges, France circa 1985. Marked on base as “F.A. … Limoges France … Rehausse M...
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Late 20th Century French Beaux Arts Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

  • Vintage Limoges French Accents Trinket Box
  • Vintage Limoges French Accents Trinket Box
  • Vintage Limoges French Accents Trinket Box
  • Vintage Limoges French Accents Trinket Box
H 0.75 in. W 3 in. D 1.25 in.
Decorative Wedding Gift Perfume and Trinket Case, 1900s, France
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Fantastical and charming French raised glass trinket display case and scent holder, and with an artfully faceted glass case and lid, and crystal glass sides. Attached to the case, a ...
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Vintage 1940s French Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

French Gustave Keller Paris Art Deco Cigarette Trinket Box
Located in Oakland, CA
An outstanding quality and design 1930's French Art Deco cigarette or trinket box by Gustave Keller Paris, anybody familiar with the name will know they're right up there on a par wi...
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Vintage 1930s French Boxes

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Metal

Vintage French Vallauris Pottery Covered Trinket Box or Candy Dish
Located in Arles, FR
Great, vintage, handcrafted Vallauris pottery covered trinket box or candy dish, circa 1960. Glazed, dynamic beige, brown and atomic pink colors. Measures: 5 1/8" diameter x 2 7/8"...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

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Pottery

Line Vautrin, "La Main dans les Flots", trinket bowl, France, c. 1950
By Line Vautrin
Located in New York, NY
"The Hand in the Waves" A bronze doré and argenté tray by Line Vautrin
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Vintage 1940s French Collectible Jewelry

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Bronze, Bronze

Vintage Fontanille Marraud Limoges Trinket Box
By Limoges
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a lovely and exceptionally cute and quality vintage fontanille marraud Limoges trinket box. Made in Limoges, France circa 1930. Marked on base as “Limoges France … P...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Porcelain

French Regency Brass Filigree Jewelry Casket Trinket Box with Beveled Glass
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique brass filigree trinket/jewelry box with beveled glass lid, and footed with ornate design.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Regency Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Antique French Opaline Glass Bronze Egg Hinged Trinket Jewelry Keepsake Box
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique French Victorian white Opaline glass and bronze accented hinged jewelry casket or box. Features and egg shape with bronze gallery, opening to keepsake area, resembling a larg...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Desk trinket box & paperweight by Louis Vuitton
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
A very stylish metal paperweight and/or trinket box modelled as an miniature early hemetic Zinc Vuitton courier trunk from the 1890s. This is a modern piece, made as a VIP gift, f...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Demilune Clock or Trinket Box
Located in London, GB
A fabulous and unusual Art Deco demilune mantel or desk clock, the heavy nickeled bronze mechanical movement clock with angular top handle, with wide, stylized Art Deco clock face an...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Clocks

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Wood

Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Charming little glass and gilt box, raised on lovely feet, with two miniature shelves and a little handle, and with artfully facet-cut sides of crystal glass. Dates back to the Napol...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Jewelry Boxes

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Metal

  • Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
  • Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
  • Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
  • Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
H 6.7 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.15 in.
Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Charming little fine glass case, designed as a flower basket with handles, and raised on lovely feet, with artfully facet-cut sides of crystal glass. Dates back to the Napoleon III e...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Jewelry Boxes

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Metal

  • Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
  • Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
  • Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
  • Gilt Glass Trinket Display Box-Napoleon III
H 5.91 in. W 4.73 in. D 3.15 in.
Art Deco Porcelain Greyhound Dog Jewelry Trinket Box
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful glazed ceramic jewelry trinket box with a Greyhound in repose on the cover, all wrapped up in a bow, circa 1930s. Measures approximately 6.25" x 3.25" x 3.5"...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

Large Trinket "Vide Poche" by Louis Prodhon, 1960
By Louis Prodhon
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
A large organic shape trinket "vide poche." massive rosewood. France, circa 1950. Signed Louis Prodhon, maked "Made in France" and "573."
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Rosewood

  • Large Trinket "Vide Poche" by Louis Prodhon, 1960
  • Large Trinket "Vide Poche" by Louis Prodhon, 1960
  • Large Trinket "Vide Poche" by Louis Prodhon, 1960
  • Large Trinket "Vide Poche" by Louis Prodhon, 1960
H 1.78 in. W 16.15 in. D 16.15 in.
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French Trinket For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the French trinket you’re looking for. Each French trinket for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, porcelain and metal. If you’re shopping for a French trinket, we have 104 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French trinket, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A French trinket made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French trinket over the years, but those crafted by Limoges, Rochard Limoges and Baccarat are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a French Trinket?

Prices for a French trinket can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $125 and can go as high as $13,500, while the average can fetch as much as $395.

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.