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Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Plexiglass and Chrome Box Desk, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare signed Gabriella Crespi in plexiglass and old chrome box for a stylish desk. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in good vintage condition with grey patina on the chrome ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Chrome

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Large Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi large real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with ageing wear on the sh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver

Set of Nine Rare Antique Small Children's Baseball Gloves in Custom Shadow Box
By Mark Indursky
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of nine rare antique small children's baseball glove collection. Approximately 6-7" tall. Mounted on custom made steel stands inside a custom made black painted maple shadow box ...
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Early 20th Century North American Folk Art Shadow Boxes

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Leather

Chanel Rare Crocodile Gold Kelly StyleEvening Top Handle Satchel Bag in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Chocolate Crocodile Exotic Gold Kelly StyleEvening Top Handle Satchel Bag in Box Crocodile Leather Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Leather lining Date code present M...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Rare Frits Henningsen Box Sofa, Denmark, 1940s-1950s - recovering required
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, GB
Rare Frits Henningsen box sofa, Denmark, 1940s-1950s. Designed and produced by Frits Henningsen, Copenhagen. The fabric piping is worn so this sofa may require re-covering. We can a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Fabric, Mahogany

Chanel Rare Vintage Silver Clear Lucite No 5 Charm Cube Dangle Earrings in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Vintage Silver Clear Lucite Iridescent No 5 CC Charm Cube Dangle Evening Earrings in Box Metal Silver tone Lucite Clip on closure Made in France Width 0.50 Drop 1.7" Inc...
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Late 20th Century Chandelier Earrings

Chanel Rare Vintage Silver Clear Lucite No 5 Charm Cube Dangle Earrings in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Vintage Silver Clear Lucite Iridescent No 5 CC Charm Cube Dangle Evening Earrings in Box Metal Silver tone Lucite Clip on closure Made in France Width 0.50 Drop 1.5" 100...
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Late 20th Century Chandelier Earrings

Rare Hermes Dolphin Box
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Dolphin box on engine turn
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Vintage 1960s French Decorative Boxes

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Silver Plate

Rare Box Made in Solid Brass and Malachite by Pepe Mendoza
By Pepe Mendoza
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1950 we offer this rare box made in solid brass and Malachite designed by Pepe Mendoza in Mexico. Designer, Pepe Mendoza ran a foundry in Mexico that produced a limited numb...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Malachite, Brass

Rare Napoleonic Straw Marquetry Box
Located in New York, NY
This cylinder box is an exceptionally fine example of straw marquetry, and a rare survivor of the craft, which involves the cutting, coloring, and mounting of split straws to form de...
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Antique Early 1800s French Neoclassical Decorative Boxes

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Straw

Rare Regency Memento Mori Box
Located in Boston, MA
Decorated with four skulls to top with titles of a Witch, King, Beauty and Beggar to each Skull underneath. Lidded.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Decorative Boxes

Rare Mahogany and Bronze Box
By Arnaldo Pomodoro
Located in New York, NY
Rare mahogany box with cast bronze top inset with abstract motif by Arnoldo Pomodoro. Signed.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

  • Rare Mahogany and Bronze Box
  • Rare Mahogany and Bronze Box
  • Rare Mahogany and Bronze Box
  • Rare Mahogany and Bronze Box
H 2 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Rare, Antique, French, Chocolate Marble Box
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Elegant, bow front, lift top, hand carved marble box with two, round compartments. The sinuous base is mirrored in the stepped, overhanging top which is surmounted by a relief carved...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Marble

  • Rare, Antique, French, Chocolate Marble Box
  • Rare, Antique, French, Chocolate Marble Box
  • Rare, Antique, French, Chocolate Marble Box
  • Rare, Antique, French, Chocolate Marble Box
H 5.75 in. W 11.25 in. D 6.5 in.
Rare Novelty English Sterling Silver Money Box / Bank, Miniature Cash Box
By Cohen & Charles
Located in London, GB
A rare and highly sought-after sterling silver money box or bank, the like of which I have never seen before. The box is made from English sterling silver in the form of a miniatu...
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Vintage 1920s English Decorative Boxes

Elegant and Rare Maitland-Smith Spirits Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Wonderful distressed pickled wood spirits box with brass details having four handblown bottles inside topped with corks.
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Vintage 1980s American Decorative Boxes

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Wood

  • Elegant and Rare Maitland-Smith Spirits Box
  • Elegant and Rare Maitland-Smith Spirits Box
  • Elegant and Rare Maitland-Smith Spirits Box
  • Elegant and Rare Maitland-Smith Spirits Box
H 11.25 in. W 10 in. D 10.25 in.
Art Deco Rare Ceramic Flapper Powder Box, c 1930
By FASOLD & STAUCH
Located in Devon, England
Striking and quite rare is this 1930s Art Deco ceramic powder box which depicts a stylized female dancer sat on hat box. We think she's German in origin and although not marked, only...
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Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

  • Art Deco Rare Ceramic Flapper Powder Box, c 1930
  • Art Deco Rare Ceramic Flapper Powder Box, c 1930
  • Art Deco Rare Ceramic Flapper Powder Box, c 1930
  • Art Deco Rare Ceramic Flapper Powder Box, c 1930
H 7.09 in. W 4.73 in. D 3.15 in.
Rare Cawston 1836 William IV Rare Wood Gentleman Military Campaign Vanity Box
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely and very rare James Cawston dressing case make gentleman’s military campaign vanity box 1836 A very collectable and rare piece, the ...
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Antique 1830s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Rare Jewel-Toned Mid-Century Covered Box, Italy
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Highly unusual and brilliantly glazed, this covered box features a sequence of geometric shapes in bas relief that are filled with pools of vivid, jewel-toned glazes in sapphire, eme...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Clay

  • Rare Jewel-Toned Mid-Century Covered Box, Italy
  • Rare Jewel-Toned Mid-Century Covered Box, Italy
  • Rare Jewel-Toned Mid-Century Covered Box, Italy
  • Rare Jewel-Toned Mid-Century Covered Box, Italy
H 2.25 in. W 7.88 in. D 3.75 in.
Rare And Unusual Arthur Court Wooden Dinosaur Box
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
This is a very unusual example of Arthur Courts work. His typical medium was cast aluminum. This wonderful Dinosaur is carved from a light wood, maybe pine. It is signed and dated 19...
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Late 20th Century American Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Italian Murano Glass Box Having Rare Overall Aventurine Glitter
Located in Stamford, CT
Italian Murano glass box having rare overall aventurine glitter.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Glass

Rare Black Forest Alpine Ibex Wood Box, circa 1890
Located in The Hills, TX
Rare and unusual Black Forest box in the shape of wood log with a large wood carved Alpine ibex or bouquetin, circa 1890. The carved bouquetin is 5" height and the box is 8".  
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Antique 1890s French Black Forest Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Danish Modern Rare Lucite Top and Rosewood Base Box
By Alfred Klitgaard
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and beautiful brutalist design on solid Lucite top box, and solid rosewood base, one of a kind piece of unknown designer.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Lucite, Rosewood

Very Rare Marianne Brandt for Ruppel Box No. 4823
By Marianne Brandt
Located in Munich, DE
Very rare Marianne Brandt for Ruppel box no. 4823. As shown in the 1930 catalog.
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Vintage 1930s Bauhaus Decorative Boxes

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Metal

Rare Donald Deskey New York City Times Square Box
By Donald Deskey
Located in St. Louis, MO
Very rare only a few know to exist. Signed deskey and with monogram DV in the design lacquered wood with an applied ink on paper work under lacquer circa 1926. produced by Deskey-V...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Two French Rare Diminutive Geo D'ore Ormolu Boxes
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two unique 1920s French decorative lidded containers or boxes crafted from geodes with custom d'ore bronze mountings. Measures: Larger size 3.25" wide x 2" tall x 3.5&quo...
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Vintage 1920s French Decorative Boxes

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Stone, Bronze

Rare Highly Cut Baccarat Jewelry Casket / Box, circa 1860
By Baccarat
Located in London, GB
A fabulous shaped Baccarat box with doré bronze mounts. This is a rare example, the shape deeply and intricately cut incorporating four cut lion's paw feet. Dating to around 1860,...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Crystal

Large Midcentury Rosewood Box by Wiggers of Denmark Rare
By Wiggers
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous midcentury rosewood storage box by Wiggers of Denmark, circa 1960s. The box is massive; 12" wide by 8.25" deep and has a fixed center divider and 3 removable divid...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Rare Early 20th Century Shargreen Sharkskin Cigarette Box Highly Collectable
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this highly collectable early 20th-century Shargreen Shark skin cigarette box A very good looking and well made little box, ideally suited for t...
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Shagreen

Rare, Important Art Deco Porcelain Box by Kenton Hills
By William Hentschel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brilliantly glazed in spring green, ivory and dark brown, and decorated with highly abstract zigzag and foliate motifs, this highly rare covered box is a superb example of American A...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

A rare and fine Gucci silver mounted cowrie shell box
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
This little gem is typical of the fabulous objects Gucci was producing in the 1960's . This is an original cowrie shell in perfect condition . It is signed Gucci Italy and 800 for th...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Decorative Boxes

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Silver

Rare Silver Vesta Combination Cigar Cutter Tinder Box Toothpick, London, 1851
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Rare silver combination Vesta case, cigar cutter tinder box and toothpick, London 1851, by Benjamin Barling (retailed by Beynon and Stocken 10 Gracechurch Street), the body engine tu...
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Antique 19th Century Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Rare Hermes H Box
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This is a rare Hermes H box with engine turning patern.
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Vintage 1970s French Boxes

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Silver Plate, Brass

  • Rare Hermes H Box
  • Rare Hermes H Box
  • Rare Hermes H Box
  • Rare Hermes H Box
H 1.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 5 in.
1950s Rare Piero Fornasetti Mid-Century Modern Enameled Cigarette Box
By Fornasetti, Piero Fornasetti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An huge cigarette box designed by Pietro Fornasetti and manufactured by Atelier Fornasetti Milano. Inside box is in brass and has the original shop label, the enameled parts are deco...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass, Metal

Rare Labyrinth Cigarette Box by Lalaounis, Brass and Silver, 1970s
Located in Firenze, IT
Ilias Lalaounis 925 silver Medallion and brass jewelry cigarette box silver in the middle has a labyrinth kind of image. Throughout the world there exists a symbol, a series of conce...
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Vintage 1970s Greek Arts and Crafts Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Rare and Unusual Antique Old Silver Plate Rams Head Table Snuff Box
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and unusual antique old silver plate table snuff box with a rams head cover dating from the 19th century and possibly late Georgian. The snuff box has a heavily made weighted ...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver Plate

A Rare And Very Fine Exotic Wood Box With Bone Inlay
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An exotic rectangular wood box with parquetry striped, square and diamond inlays and monogrammed center lid diamond with an “A.” Bone details. Double compartments inside. Leather bot...
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20th Century Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Collection of Rare Deborah Bump Staved Whale Jewelry Box Sculptures
By Deborah Bump
Located in Washington, DC
Rare Whale form lidded trinket boxes. Staved woods. Impressed marks to bottoms. Please Inquire to purchase one piece, they are priced as the Set as listed. Large whale: W 15 x D 4½...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Wood

Rare Novelty Edwardian 'Handbag' Design Biscuit Box, circa 1905, Art Nouveau
Located in London, London
Made circa 1905, this very attractive, novelty, antique silver plate biscuit box, is modelled as a handbag, and features rope handles and engraved decoration throughout. The biscuit ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes

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Silver Plate

Rare Antique English Sterling Silver Postage Stamp Box by Grey & Co.
By Grey & Co, Birmingham 1
Located in London, GB
A stunning and rare Edwardian triple postage stamp box made from solid English sterling silver fully hallmarked for London 1909 together with the makers mark for the top notch silver...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Rare English Enamel Writing Slope/ Box, Landscapes and Scrollwork, circa 1780
By Bilston Battersea
Located in Geelong, Victoria
English enamel writing box, modelled after a writing slope, with hinged flap and inset sander and inkwell, the top decorated with a large landscape panel within rococo scroll frame, ...
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Antique 1780s English Rococo Decorative Boxes

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Enamel

Rare Napoléon III Game Box in Boulle Style Marquetry, France, 1880s
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Rare Napoléon III game box circa 1880 made in Boulle Marquetry style with its game chips. The outside is in blackened fruitwood with materials as brass decoration lines and a horn...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Rare Napoléon III Game Box in Boulle Style Marquetry, France, 1880s
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Rare Napoléon III game box circa 1880 made in Boulle Marquetry style with its game chips. The outside is in blackened fruitwood with materials as brass decoration lines and a Horn...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Rare Pair of 18th Century Georgian Mahogany Wall Hanging Boxes
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An extremely rare and delightful pair of late 18th century mahogany wall Hanging boxes, the larger for storage of candles and the smaller for salt, Having elegant one piece pierced...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Decorative Boxes

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Mahogany

Rare Vintage Russian Hand Painted Lacquered Small Wooden Box Signed Fedoskino
Located in Plainview, NY
A lovely Russian hand painted lacquered small wooden box with a red interior. The box features the frog princess and prince Ivan miniature fairy tale. The box is signed inside Fedosk...
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Late 20th Century Russian Hellenistic Decorative Boxes

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Wood, Lacquer, Paint

1990 Ugo La Pietra for Morelato Italian Design Rare Wood Box
By Morelato, Ugo La Pietra
Located in Brescia, IT
Perfect condiction.
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1990s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Antique English Rare Coromandel Wood Cribbage Game Box, circa 1860-1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English rare coromandel wood cribbage game box, circa 1860-1880. EGB2.
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Antique 19th Century Decorative Boxes

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Ormolu

Very Rare Vintage Veneer Strip Sewing Box on Rolls, 1960s, Italy
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
A very rare model. Very decorative. Good condition. Slight signs of wear. The veneer strips have 2-3 smaller flaws. See pictures.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal

Rare Antique English Regency Rosewood & Brass Writing Slope Box Lap Desk
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An inordinately fine box, the exterior is dressed with full width and depth rosewood veneers carefully applied to flow between seams of the writing slope. Heavy gauge brass mounts ar...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Rare Bronze Sculptural Casket / Box Panels with Historical Roman Empire Scenes
Located in Lisse, NL
Good quality antique box with Roman scenes on all four sides and on top. If you are a collector or enthousiast of anything to do with emperial Rome then this rare, meaningful and hi...
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Early 20th Century Italian Empire Revival Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Rare Arts & Crafts Carved and Painted Pyrography Box by Arthur G. Grinnell
By Arthur G. Grinnell
Located in Peabody, MA
Rare carved and painted pyrography band box by Arthur G. Grinnell (1854-1924), Boston Society of Arts & Crafts, with oak tree motif, circa early 1900s.
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Vintage Coppola e Toppo Rare Green and Clear Crystal Encrusted Trinket Pill Box
By Coppola e Toppo
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful and rare vintage Coppola E Toppo trinket or pill box. Top encrusted with hand wired green and clear Crystals in an ornate embossed design holder. Signed: MADE IN ITALY, how...
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20th Century Italian Post-Modern Decorative Boxes

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Crystal

Rare Important French Ormolu Sevres Style Porcelain Jewelry Box on Bronze Table
Located in New York, NY
A rare and important French ormolu/bronze and Sevres style turquoise porcelain jewelry box casket on matching French ormolu/bronze table with Sevres style porcelain plaques. "The Ma...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Rare Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Coffer Box with a Custom Red Velvet Lining
Located in London, GB
A large casket of the Napoleon III Period in the 'Boulle' manner Constructed in Bois Noirci, finely cast ormolu and panels in the Boulle manner; rising from scrolled ormolu feet, ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Bronze, Ormolu

Rare Hermes Duck Box
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Super rare Hermes duck box with articulated wings.
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Vintage 1960s French Art Deco Boxes

  • Rare Hermes Duck Box
  • Rare Hermes Duck Box
  • Rare Hermes Duck Box
  • Rare Hermes Duck Box
H 8 in. W 2.75 in. D 3.75 in.
Rare Majolica Box with Oysters and Snail Choisy Le Roi, circa 1880
By Choisy-le-Roi
Located in The Hills, TX
Rare Majolica box with oysters and snail signed Hippolyte Boulenger Choisy Le Roi, circa 1880. Measures: Height / 8", length / 15" on 6.5".
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Antique 1880s French Aesthetic Movement Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Rare Large Antique Hand Painted Crystal Bronze Baccarat Jewelry Glove Box Casket
By Baccarat
Located in Roslyn, NY
A very rare large antique hand painted on crystal with bronze ormolu mounts jewelry / glove box / casket in the manner of Baccarat.
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Vintage 1920s French Belle Époque Jewelry Boxes

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Crystal, Bronze, Ormolu

Magnificent and Rare Early Silver Plated Drum Biscuit Box on Stand, 1844
By George Richmond Collis & Co.
Located in London, GB
I would imagine this was a regimental presentation gift having had this top quality stand custom made in heavy cast silver plate by the finest of silversmith's Elkington and Co. The ...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Silver Plate

Rare Mid-Century Modern French Yellow Crystal Glass Ormolu Bronze Casket Box
Located in Roslyn, NY
A rare and wonderful Mid-Century Modern French yellow crystal / glass ormolu mounted bronze casket jewelry box.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Crystal, Bronze, Ormolu

Rare English Art Deco Vanity Box in Peach, Black and Clear Lucite
Located in Port Hope, ON
This rare and stunningly designed English Art Deco vanity box consists of a horizontal tubular barrel in peach Lucite with hinged lid and clear Lucite geometric handle. It is support...
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Vintage 1940s Great Britain (UK) Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Lucite

"Bathers," Rare Covered Box with Nude Male Figures by Stewart, circa 1951
By Pat and Covey Stewart
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare and strong "Bathers" piece by Pat and Covey Stewart, this covered box is decorated with a pair of nude male bathers on the cover, and a second pair of nudes on the interior of...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

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Find a variety of rare boxes available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct rare boxes — often made from metal, wood and silver — can elevate any home. Rare boxes have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Rare boxes made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Asprey International Limited, Benham & Froud and Christopher Dresser each produced beautiful rare boxes that are worth considering.

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