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Large Cut Crystal Hinged Lidded Box
Located in New York, NY
A great large cut crystal hinged lidded box with brass acorn finial.
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Vintage 1930s American Hollywood Regency Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Crystal

Faux Tortoise Shell Brass Hands Hinge Lid Box After Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Faux tortoise shell brass hands hinge lid box after Maitland Smith. Item features brass hand figures, faux tortoise shell case, hinge lid, very nice vintage item, quality craftsmansh...
Category

Late 20th Century Regency Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Brass

Large Tramp Art Hinge Lid Box
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A handcrafted Tramp Art box or small chest. A detailed design on four tapered feet. The interior is lined with white quilted fabric and the lid is fitted with a large finial. The bot...
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Antique Late 19th Century Folk Art Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

  • Large Tramp Art Hinge Lid Box
  • Large Tramp Art Hinge Lid Box
  • Large Tramp Art Hinge Lid Box
  • Large Tramp Art Hinge Lid Box
H 16 in. W 16.5 in. D 13 in.
Hexagonal Damascus Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Hexagonal hardwood hinged lid box with mother of pearl, ebony, and abalone inlay centering on a six pointed star defined by stringing, patterned inlay, and banding.
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20th Century Jewelry Boxes

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Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl, Hardwood, Ebony

  • Hexagonal Damascus Box with Hinged Lid
  • Hexagonal Damascus Box with Hinged Lid
  • Hexagonal Damascus Box with Hinged Lid
  • Hexagonal Damascus Box with Hinged Lid
H 2.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Sodalite Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Sodalite box with hinged lid. Sodalite is a rich royal blue tectosilicate mineral widely used as an ornamental gemstone. Sodalite is believed to encourage rational thought...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

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Stone, Brass

  • Sodalite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Sodalite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Sodalite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Sodalite Box with Hinged Lid
H 1.25 in. W 6 in. D 4 in.
Fossil Stone Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Fossil stone box with hinged lid. Fossil stone is a material formed, changed, or altered by a process called fossilization. This process replaces organic materials in rock or stone w...
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2010s Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

  • Fossil Stone Box with Hinged Lid
  • Fossil Stone Box with Hinged Lid
  • Fossil Stone Box with Hinged Lid
  • Fossil Stone Box with Hinged Lid
H 1.5 in. W 6 in. D 4.25 in.
Contemporary Congo Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Toronto, ON
Bring St. Petersburg into your home with a Congo Malachite boxes. The Winter Palace in Russia contains one of the most outstanding displays of this gemstone in a room called The Mala...
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2010s American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Malachite

Contemporary Rose Quartz Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Toronto, ON
Invite healing energy into your home with this exquisite rose quartz box. This box is beautifully made with a hinged lid and expert construction. Lined in black velvet with white mar...
Category

2010s Italian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Precious Stone

  • Contemporary Rose Quartz Box with Hinged Lid
  • Contemporary Rose Quartz Box with Hinged Lid
  • Contemporary Rose Quartz Box with Hinged Lid
  • Contemporary Rose Quartz Box with Hinged Lid
H 1.75 in. W 6.5 in. D 4.5 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 Boxes

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Contemporary Large Purple Opal Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Toronto, ON
Invite healing energy into your home with this exquisite purple opal box. This box is beautifully made with a hinged lid and expert construction. Lined in black velvet with black mar...
Category

2010s Italian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Precious Stone

Contemporary Blue Green Azurite Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Toronto, ON
Invite healing energy into your home with an exquisite blue green azurite malachite box. This box is beautifully made with a hinged lid and expert construction. Lined in black velvet...
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2010s Russian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Precious Stone

Antique Russian Silver Niello Snuff Box with Rectangular Hinged Lid
Located in London, GB
Scene of Russian town surrounded by floral detailing on lid, lozenge design to sides.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Russian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Silver

Contemporary Large Tigers Eye Tan Black Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Toronto, ON
Invite healing energy into your home with this exquisite tigers eye box. This box is beautifully made with a hinged lid and expert construction. Lined in black velvet with black marb...
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2010s Italian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Precious Stone

Round Midcentury Green Alabaster Floral Hinged Trinket Box with Lid, Italy
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful midcentury circular round green Italian alabaster hinged trinket box. A soft honed stone storage jar with a lid in a green almost jade-like color. The shape is circular w...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Stone, Alabaster, Metal

Large Round Emerald Green Alabaster Trinket Box with Hinged Lid, Italy
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A lovely hand carved round Italian alabaster trinket box in deep emerald green on the inside, and very light green on the exterior. Larger in size than many we have come across, this...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Alabaster, Metal

Vintage Rose Chintz Egg Shaped Ceramic Trinket Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Vintage rose chintz egg shaped ceramic trinket box with hinged lid. This 20th century vintage ceramic egg (Trinket Box) stands on shaped legs, it is decorated with red Chintz styl...
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Late 20th Century British Colonial Decorative Boxes

Vintage Rose Chintz Egg Shaped Ceramic Trinket Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Vintage rose Chintz egg shaped ceramic trinket box with hinged lid This 20th century vintage ceramic egg (Trinket Box) stands on shaped legs, it is decorated with roses in pink an...
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20th Century Adam Style Decorative Boxes

1950s Lime Green Murano Glass Hinged Box with Facetted Lid and Silvered Edging
By Giovanni Cenedese
Located in London, GB
A 1950s lime green Murano glass hinged box with facetted lid and gilt metal edge detail and hinge by Giovanni Cendese, Murano, Italy.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Metal

1950s Lilac Murano Glass Hinged Box with Facetted Lid and Silver Metal Edge
By Giovanni Cenedese
Located in London, GB
A 1950s lilac Murano glass hinged box with facetted lid and silver metal edge detail and hinge by Giovanni Cendese, Murano, Italy.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Metal

Japanese Laquered Box with Hinged Lid and Lock, Japan, 19th Century, Birds Decor
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This box is in wood, lacquered in black. With decoration of birds with gold paint. It has been done in the 19th century in japan, and it is in a black color.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Early 19th Century English Satinwood Jewelry Box with Hinged Lid on Ball Feet
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Satinwood jewelry box with hinged lid and mounted with its original bail handle. The tapered body of the box rests on four ebonized ball feet. The box is fitted with a mortice lock a...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Iron

Antique Italian Oval Jewelry Cask in Cast Bronze and Pietra Dura with Hinged Lid
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Italian jewelry cask in cast bronze with a beaded edge, oval framed, and set with pietra dura (cut & fitted) ovals of flowers & butterflies in oval beaded frames backed with black si...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Victorian Sterling Heart-Form Trinkets Box with Hinged Lid
By Mappin Brothers
Located in New York, NY
Victorian, sterling silver, heart-form trinkets box with hinged lid, London, year-hallmarked for 1895, Mappin Bros. - makers. Measures 3 1/4 inches wide (at widest point) x 3 inches ...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Art Deco Sterling Silver Table Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco, sterling silver table box with hinged lid, Fisher Silversmiths, Inc., New Jersey, Ca. 1935. Underside of lid is gilded; box is wood-lined. Measures 4 inches deep x 3 3/4 in...
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Vintage 1930s North American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Art Deco Sterling Silver Table Box with Hinged Lid
By Cohen & Charles
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco, sterling silver table box with hinged lid, Chester, England, year-hallmarked for 1920, Cohen and Charles - makers. Wood lined. The felt on underside of the box may have bee...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Victorian-Style Sterling Silver Trinkets Box with Hinged Lid
By W I Broadway & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Victorian-style, sterling silver trinkets box with hinged lid, Birmingham, England, year-hallmarked for 1978, Broadway and Company-makers. Lined with navy blue velvet. Underside is c...
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Vintage 1970s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian Sterling Silver Diamond-Form Trinkets Box with Hinged Lid
By Deakin & Francis
Located in New York, NY
Victorian, sterling silver, diamond-form trinkets box with hinged lid, Birmingham, England, year-hallmarked for 1897, Deakin and Francis - makers. Gilt interior. Measures 3 1/4 inche...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Art Deco Sterling Silver-Mounted Onyx Table Box With Hinged Lid
By George Bowen & Son
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco, sterling silver-mounted onyx table box with hinged lid, London, 1934, George Bowen and Son -makers. Clasp is malachite. Measures almost 2 1/2 inches high x 3 3/4 inches wid...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Malachite, Onyx, Sterling Silver

George III Sterling Silver-Mounted Cowrie Shell Snuff Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
George III, sterling silver-mounted (unmarked, but tested) helmet cowrie shell snuff box with hinged lid, Scotland, Ca. 1790. Sterling is beautifully etched, Measures 3 inches wide x...
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Antique 1790s Scottish George III Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Medieval-Style Sterling Silver '.950' Footed Jewelry Box with Hinged Lid, Paris
Located in New York, NY
Medieval-style, sterling silver (.950) casket - form jewelry box with hinged lid, having bun feet, Paris, circa 1900. Suede lined. Designed with mythical birds and scenes. Measures 4...
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Antique Early 1900s French Medieval Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian Period Sterling Silver Jewelry/Trinkets Box with Hinged Lid by Kerr
By William B. Kerr & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Victorian period, sterling silver, footed jewelry/trinkets box with hinged lid, William B. Kerr and Company, New Jersey, Ca. 1895 - makers. Decorated with intertwining leaves and vin...
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Antique 1890s American Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Regency Style Sterling Silver Knife-Box-Form Tea Caddy with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Regency style, sterling silver, knife-box-form tea caddy with hinged lid, American, Ca. 1910. Has a wreath-form cartouche, which is engraved with the script initials RA that look lik...
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Vintage 1910s American Regency Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rectangular Carved Wood Bird Motif Box with Hinged Lid and Batik Interior
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful rectangular Sumatra hinged box with a Phoenix bird motif. An excellent piece to display on a coffee table or side table. This lovely box features a colorful phoenix (or p...
Category

20th Century Indonesian Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Japanese Laquered Box with Hinged Lid hand painted, 19th Century Meiji Period
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good papier mâché, rectangular shaped black lacquered lidded box, hand enamelled and gilded, made in Japan during the 19th century, early Meiji period. This rectangular ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Lacquer

Materials

Paper

Art Deco Sterling Silver-Mounted Green Nephrite Jade Table Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco, sterling silver-mounted dark green nephrite jade table box with hinged lid, Austria, circa 1920s. Maker's initials are CK. Hinged lid is gracefully curved. Measures: 5 inch...
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Arts & Crafts-Style Sterling Silver Table Box with Hinged Lid by Adie Bros
By Adie Brothers
Located in New York, NY
Arts & Crafts-style, George VI period, sterling silver table box with hinged lid, Birmingham, England, year-hallmarked for 1949, Adie Bros. - makers. Lovely Celtic design on border o...
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Vintage 1940s English Arts and Crafts Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian Clan Logan Sterling Silver Table Box with Hinged Lid by George Unite
By George Unite
Located in New York, NY
Victorian, Clan Logan, sterling silver table box with hinged lid, Birmingham, England, year-hallmarked for 1893, George Unite - maker. Wood lined; leather underside. The crest engrav...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

19th Century Leather Covered Box with a Domed Lid, Brass Handle and Hinges
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This small box for personal possessions (perhaps papers or letters), is covered in black leather and decorated with borders of brass tacks, including the letters A.T. on its lid, and...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Historical Memorabilia

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Brass

Chinese Cloisonné Box on Bun Feet with Hinged Lid, Late Qing Dynasty, circa 1900
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good Chinese cloisonné box with a hinged lid and floral decoration which we date to the late Qing Dynasty, circa 1900. The rectangular box is raised on four small bun fe...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Ceramic

Labradorite Semi Precious Stone Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Labradorite semiprecious stone box with hinged lid. Labradorite displays an iridescent optical effect (or schiller) known as labradorescence. Labradorite is also known as a stone tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Victorian Sterling Silver Table/Trinkets Box with Hinged-Lid
By Stokes & Ireland Ltd
Located in New York, NY
Victorian, sterling silver table/trinkets box with hinged lid, London, year hallmarked for 1899, Stokes and Ireland, Ltd. - makers. Gilded interior. All edges are reeded in design. M...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Gold

English black papier mache’ hinged lid box
Located in Kenilworth, IL
English black papier mache’ hinged lid box with lid painted with a scene of figures playing chess, in costume of the Romantique Revival framed in gilt scroll work. The interior is...
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Antique 19th Century English Tea Caddies

Mahogany Cabinet Box with Hinged Lid and Trays
Located in Glencarse, GB
This is an exceptionally fine cabinet box with brass stringing to the hinged lid that opens to reveal a well with green baize lined trays. There are two drawers each with brass count...
Category

Early 20th Century British Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Unusual Small Copper Kitchen Cooking Box with Hinged Lid, 19th Century
Located in Woodbridge, CT
An unusual, small copper box with a hinged lid. Well engraved, with the initials 'B.F.' to the top. These would have been the initials of a previous owner. Date: circa 1860. Size: 21...
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Antique 19th Century English Late Victorian Metalwork

Materials

Copper

Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
The malachite for this box was sourced from the Congo where the finest quality of this mineral is currently found. Malachite from the 18th and 19th century was also sourced from Russ...
Category

Late 20th Century Indian Neoclassical Decorative Boxes

Materials

Malachite

  • Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
H 1.75 in. W 6.75 in. D 4.75 in.
Lapis Lazuli Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful lapis lazuli box with hinged lid. Mined in Afghanistan, it was then cut, polished, and created for us in India. Afghanistan was the main source of lapis for the ancient Egy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

Materials

Lapis Lazuli

  • Lapis Lazuli Box with Hinged Lid
  • Lapis Lazuli Box with Hinged Lid
  • Lapis Lazuli Box with Hinged Lid
  • Lapis Lazuli Box with Hinged Lid
H 1.75 in. W 5 in. L 1.75 in.
Unakite Jasper Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Unakite box with hinged lid. Unakite is an altered granite composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote, and generally colorless quartz. It was first discovered in the United ...
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2010s Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

  • Unakite Jasper Box with Hinged Lid
  • Unakite Jasper Box with Hinged Lid
  • Unakite Jasper Box with Hinged Lid
  • Unakite Jasper Box with Hinged Lid
H 1.5 in. W 6 in. D 4.25 in.
Very Large Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
The malachite for this box was sourced from the Congo, where the finest quality of this mineral is currently found. Malachite from the 18th and 19th century was also sourced from Rus...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Neoclassical Decorative Boxes

Materials

Malachite, Metal

  • Very Large Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Very Large Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Very Large Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
  • Very Large Malachite Box with Hinged Lid
H 2.5 in. W 10 in. D 5.75 in.
Tiger's Eye Stone Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Tiger's eye stone, a member of the quartz family, is known for its golden brown color and is named due to the reflective cat's-eye nature of the stone. Meticulously selected samples ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Tiger's Eye Stone Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Tiger's eye stone is known for its golden brown color and is called as such due to the reflective cats-eye nature of the stone which is part of the quartz family. Great care is taken...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

  • Tiger's Eye Stone Box with Hinged Lid
  • Tiger's Eye Stone Box with Hinged Lid
  • Tiger's Eye Stone Box with Hinged Lid
  • Tiger's Eye Stone Box with Hinged Lid
H 1.88 in. W 7 in. D 5 in.
Intricately Decorated Moroccan Bone Box with Hinged Lid
Located in San Francisco, CA
An intricately decorated and large Moroccan square-form bone box with hinged lid.
Category

Vintage 1970s Moroccan Decorative Boxes

Contemporary Blue Lace Agate Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Toronto, ON
Invite healing energy into your home with this exquisite blue lace agate box. This box is beautifully made with a hinged lid and expert construction. Lined in black velvet with black...
Category

2010s Italian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Precious Stone

Intricately Decorated Moroccan Bone Box with Hinged Lid
Located in San Francisco, CA
An intricately decorated and large Moroccan sarcophagus-form box with hinged lid.
Category

Vintage 1970s Moroccan Decorative Boxes

Contemporary Purple Lilac Charoite Box with Hinged Lid
Located in Toronto, ON
Invite healing energy into your home with an exquisite purple lilac Charoite box. This box is beautifully made with a hinged lid and expert construction. Lined in black velvet with b...
Category

2010s Russian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Precious Stone

Falcon's Eye Semi Precious Stone Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Falcon's eye semi precious stone box with hinged lid Falcon's eye, AKA Blue Tiger's Eye, famed for its chatoyancy, is reminiscent of the 'eye of a hawk or falcon'. Tiger's eye is ac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Art Deco Sterling Silver Footed Table Box with Hinged Lid
By William Devenport & Co. 1
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco, sterling silver, footed table box with hinged lid, Birmingham, England, 1931, William Devenport - maker. 5" wide x 4" deep x 1 3/4" high. Sits on rectangular "feet." Cedar ...
Category

Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian Style Silver Decorative Jewelry Box with Hinged Lid and Mirror
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful wide metal jewelry box with a hinged lid and mirror. This box features intricate designs on the exterior and a velvet interior with space for rings and other pieces of je...
Category

20th Century Southeast Asian Victorian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal

Edwardian Sterling Silver, Heart-Form Jewelry or Trinkets Box with Hinged LId
By Black, Starr & Frost
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian, sterling silver, heart-form jewelry or trinkets box with red velvet lining and hinged lid, Black, Starr & Frost, New York, circa 1900. 4" wide across widest point x 4" dee...
Category

Early 20th Century American Edwardian Jewelry Boxes

Art Nouveau Rose Glass Box with Hinged Lid, Enamel Painted, Austria, circa 1910
By Kralik Glassworks
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Enchanting small rose glass box with hinged lid from the Art Nouveau period in Austria around 1900. An absolute lovely piece of glass art from the very early 20th century adorned by ...
Category

Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes

Materials

Enamel

Art Deco Sterling Silver Table Box with Hinged Lid
By Poole Silver Co.
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco, sterling silver table box with hinged lid, Poole Silversmiths, Taunton, Mass., Circa 1930s. 4" wide x 3 1/2" deep x 1 1/2" high. Green fabric underside; wood lined. Dark s...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

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Hinged Lid Box For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the hinged lid box you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each hinged lid box for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and sterling silver. Find 93 options for an antique or vintage hinged lid box now, or shop our selection of 18 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect hinged lid box — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A hinged lid box is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Victorian and Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made hinged lid box has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Poole Silver Co., Smith & Smith and Giovanni Cenedese are consistently popular.

How Much is a Hinged Lid Box?

Prices for a hinged lid box can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $150 and can go as high as $13,504, while the average can fetch as much as $975.

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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