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1890s Small Mill Decorative Box/Storage Box 'Closed'
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1890s small mill decorative box/storage box (closed). 1890s vintage ‘closed’ Mill decorative box/storage box. We were recently contacted about the clearance of an old textile mill...
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Antique 1890s British Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Small Blue and Red Floral Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Small blue and red floral decorative box Hand painted porcelain round box Size: 4.5 D x 3” H Morocco.  
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Vintage 1980s Turkish Moorish Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Vintage Small Red and Green Floral Indian Decorative Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage small red and green floral Indian decorative box Hand painted matches wall hanging box with lid. Size: 4" W x 2.75" D x 4" H.
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Vintage 1980s Indian Bohemian Decorative Boxes

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Hardwood, Paint

Small Box with Decorative Scenes of the Reveillon Aerostat
Located in Roma, IT
Paris, Age of Louis XVI Interesting and rare small rectangular box entirely tempera decorated on each face with scenes of the flight demonstrations of the Reveillon Aerostat invente...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Modern Decorative Boxes

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Metal

Pensieri Small Box
By Marzia Boaglio
Located in Milan, IT
The richness of the inlays gracing the top of this sophisticated box results from masterful handcrafted work and a combination of white maple, oak, mahogany, walnut, and wenge woods ...
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2010s Italian Decorative Boxes

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Wood

  • Pensieri Small Box
  • Pensieri Small Box
  • Pensieri Small Box
  • Pensieri Small Box
H 12.01 in. W 23.82 in. D 27.56 in.
Small Silver Box, Precious
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Small silver box, precious with an engraved and painted scene, surrounded by Lapis Lazuli, 19th century, Napoleon III Period. Measures: H 1.5cm, W 8cm, D 5.5cm.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Lapis Lazuli, Silver

  • Small Silver Box, Precious
  • Small Silver Box, Precious
  • Small Silver Box, Precious
  • Small Silver Box, Precious
H 0.79 in. W 3.15 in. D 2.37 in.
20th Century French Small Decorative Wooden Box with Brass Birds on the Top
Located in CH
Wooden small box decorated with handmade brass birds perched on a branch. Very good condition with a signature on the top. France, circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Ben Soleimani Montserrat Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Monteserrat Paulowania hinged decorative boxes, are washed in a deep charcoal stain which allows the grain to be prominently highlighted, adding a subtle textural interest to you...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Wood

  • Ben Soleimani Montserrat Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Montserrat Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Montserrat Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Montserrat Boxes - Small
H 3.5 in. W 6.7 in. D 10.2 in.
Ben Soleimani Delmar Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Delmar Boxes are wrapped in a striking gray/grey Shagreen inspired leather. The distinct pebbled surface adds an elegant textural accent to your designs and the perfect place for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen

  • Ben Soleimani Delmar Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Delmar Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Delmar Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Delmar Boxes - Small
H 2 in. W 12 in. D 6 in.
Ben Soleimani Nova Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Nova Boxes feature a perforated leather lid detail and tonal lining, providing a functional accent in your home office. Our handcrafted fabrics, leathers, and finishes are inspir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Leather

  • Ben Soleimani Nova Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Nova Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Nova Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Nova Boxes - Small
H 3 in. W 11 in. D 7.5 in.
Ben Soleimani Arum Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Arum Boxes feature a wide leather contrast stitch accent throughout and a hinged lid for an easy opening. Our handcrafted leathers and finishes are inspired by the natural variat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Leather

  • Ben Soleimani Arum Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Arum Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Arum Boxes - Small
  • Ben Soleimani Arum Boxes - Small
H 4.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 9.25 in.
Ben Soleimani Brindle Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our semi-luster Brindle Boxes lacquer hinged Paulownia wood boxes offer an elegant organizational option. Our signature striated flame veneer adds a hit of subtle pattern to your roo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Small Antique Trinket Box, English, Malachite, Silver, Decorative, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a small antique trinket box. An English, malachite and silver decorative box with elephant finial, dating to the early Victorian period, circa 1850. Wonderfully diminutive...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Jewelry Boxes

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Malachite

Ben Soleimani Bromes Leather Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Bromes Leather Boxes feature suede lining and base, providing a functional accent in your home office. Our handcrafted fabrics, leathers, and finishes are inspired by the natural...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Leather

Small Wooden Inlaid Box with Key
Located in Cookeville, TN
Geometric lines add to the beauty of this wooden box. The interior has a plush lining of rich blue velvet. There is a key to the box but it does not lock.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Velvet, Wood

  • Small Wooden Inlaid Box with Key
  • Small Wooden Inlaid Box with Key
  • Small Wooden Inlaid Box with Key
  • Small Wooden Inlaid Box with Key
H 3.69 in. W 5.94 in. D 3.88 in.
Small Square Seashell Encrusted Trinket Box
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Small square shell encrusted trinket box. Covered in a variety of shells, this box opens to reveal a red-lined fabric interior. This would be the perfect piece to display on a coffee...
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20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Shell, Fabric

  • Small Square Seashell Encrusted Trinket Box
  • Small Square Seashell Encrusted Trinket Box
  • Small Square Seashell Encrusted Trinket Box
  • Small Square Seashell Encrusted Trinket Box
H 1.5 in. W 2.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Ben Soleimani Pewter Marin Leather Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Marin Leather Boxes feature a leather outer shell, tonal suede lining, and an easy magnetic closure, making it perfect for all of your desk items. Our handcrafted fabrics, leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Leather

Small Georgian Style Box, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A 19th century Georgian style mahogany box with a single drawer. The box is made out of period timbers with a hinged lid that has a moulded edge. The drawer is mahogany lined a...
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Antique 19th Century European Decorative Boxes

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Mahogany

  • Small Georgian Style Box, 19th Century
  • Small Georgian Style Box, 19th Century
  • Small Georgian Style Box, 19th Century
  • Small Georgian Style Box, 19th Century
H 17.33 in. W 24.61 in. D 16.15 in.
Shagreen Box Circle 'Small' by Ginger Brown
By Ginger Brown
Located in Bourguebus, FR
This elegant box Circle (small) is made of shagreen with a beautiful circular decor with brass trims on the front. The box is hinged with a black microsuede interior. Perfect to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • Shagreen Box Circle 'Small' by Ginger Brown
  • Shagreen Box Circle 'Small' by Ginger Brown
  • Shagreen Box Circle 'Small' by Ginger Brown
  • Shagreen Box Circle 'Small' by Ginger Brown
H 3.55 in. W 11.82 in. D 7.88 in.
Ben Soleimani White Marin Leather Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Marin Leather Boxes feature a leather outer shell, tonal suede lining, and an easy magnetic closure, making it perfect for all of your desk items. Our handcrafted fabrics, leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Leather

Ben Soleimani Heather Marin Leather Boxes - Small
By Ben Soleimani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Our Marin Leather Boxes feature a leather outer shell, tonal suede lining, and an easy magnetic closure, making it perfect for all of your desk items. Our handcrafted fabrics, leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Boxes

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Leather

Small Box, Central, Italy, 17th Century
Located in Firenze, IT
Small box, central Italy, 17th century, in lacquered and carved wood of monastic production, with geometric and floral decorations carved and lacquered in green, height 6 cm, diamete...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Decorative Boxes

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Boxwood

19th Century Small Leather Tacked Box
Located in Charleston, SC
Small leather ornamented box with brass pull on top. Paper lining on interior surfaces
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Decorative Boxes

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Leather

  • 19th Century Small Leather Tacked Box
  • 19th Century Small Leather Tacked Box
  • 19th Century Small Leather Tacked Box
  • 19th Century Small Leather Tacked Box
H 8.25 in. W 14.5 in. D 8 in.
Meissen Late 19th Century Box with Four Smaller Boxes Inside It
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Boston, MA
Meissen late 19th century floral painted box which has four smaller boxes inside it. If you look through the pictures, you can see closeups of the intricate detail in the different f...
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Antique 1890s German Other Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain

Small Victorian Pine Stationary Box or Treasure Chest
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Small Victorian pine stationary box or treasure chest This good quality box has a cleated top, it has been stripped and waxed A good quality small chest is of very solid construc...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Pine

Wooden & Metal 1950s Small Box by Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Small box in wood and metal with "hot air balloons" decoration designed by Piero Fornasetti. Pretty good condition: signs of wear; small pictorial restoration.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Sheet Metal

Art Deco Small Lacquered Box, France, circa 1930
Located in Bochum, NRW
Art Deco small lacquered box, France, circa 1930. Very beautiful box, black lacquer. Lid decorated with geometric design in silver leaf and light red lacquer, against a wood imitati...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Wood

  • Art Deco Small Lacquered Box, France, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Small Lacquered Box, France, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Small Lacquered Box, France, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Small Lacquered Box, France, circa 1930
H 1.78 in. W 4.73 in. D 3.55 in.
Vintage Small Round Gold Leaf Florentine Trinket Box
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Small round gold leaf Florentine trinket box with lid. Size: 5" D x 3.5" H.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Regency Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Silver Jewelry Small Oval Box, Taxco Mexico .925
By William Spratling
Located in National City, CA
We are pleased to offer you a small oval box made in Mexico, circa 1960s. Beautiful ornamentation. Stamped on the bottom T S 79, Mexico 925 81. Dimensions: 1 5/8" L x 1 1/4" D x 3/4"...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Silver

  • Silver Jewelry Small Oval Box, Taxco Mexico .925
  • Silver Jewelry Small Oval Box, Taxco Mexico .925
  • Silver Jewelry Small Oval Box, Taxco Mexico .925
  • Silver Jewelry Small Oval Box, Taxco Mexico .925
H 1.625 in. W 1.25 in. D .75 in.
Small Box, Umbria, 16th-17th Centuries
Located in Firenze, IT
Small box, Umbria, 16th-17th centuries, in lacquered wood of monastic production, with geometric decorations in shades of orange red and green alt 5 cm diameter 8 cm.
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Antique 16th Century Italian Renaissance Decorative Boxes

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Boxwood

Small 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Bentwood Box
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small Swedish bentwood box. Once used for storage. Rare piece with traces of color, Sweden, circa 1850.   
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Small 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Bentwood Box
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful Swedish bentwood box that once was used for storage. Real rare piece, Sweden, circa 1750. Weathered and small losses.
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Wood

  • Small 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Bentwood Box
  • Small 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Bentwood Box
  • Small 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Bentwood Box
  • Small 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Bentwood Box
H 4.93 in. W 7.88 in. D 5.52 in.
Finial Small Box in Winter White Wood by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A decorative Paulownia wood box featuring a long neck finial top and a gray washed lacquered finish.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Two Small Contemplation Boxes, Cubes, Hand Built Glazed Stoneware
By Helena Starcevic Ceramics
Located in New York, NY
A pair of small 3 inch cube box or bud vase to hold your thoughts or a tiny flower. Hand carved line-drawn geometric designs, each side is different. The tops contain rectangular ope...
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2010s American Organic Modern Decorative Boxes

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Shiba Small Marble Box in White Marble by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A round marble box with lid.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Marble

Gandia Blasco Touareg Small Candle Box by Sandra Figuerola
By Gandia Blasco, Sandra Figuerola
Located in New York, NY
This piece, with its standard volume and geometric, universal and contemporary language, has a unity of criteria. The Farol Touareg subtly filters the light, just as the lattices tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Small Round Jewelry Trinket Box
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Milford, CT
Vintage sterling silver jewelry or trinket box by Tiffany & Co. Beautiful small round box featuring a simple and timeless design. Does not include Tiffany pouch or box. Monogra...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Ghidini 1961 Small Knotted Cherry Box in Polished Brass
By Nika Zupanc, Ghidini 1961
Located in New York, NY
Small box available in brass and rose gold finishes.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Small Dutch Coach or Foot Warmer or Coal Box
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a charming small Dutch Repouse brass foot warner that most probably dates to the late 18th or early 19th century. The warmer is in overall good condition and would make an in...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Baroque Decorative Boxes

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Brass, Tin

  • Small Dutch Coach or Foot Warmer or Coal Box
  • Small Dutch Coach or Foot Warmer or Coal Box
  • Small Dutch Coach or Foot Warmer or Coal Box
  • Small Dutch Coach or Foot Warmer or Coal Box
H 6.25 in. W 5.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Hand Carved Marble Small Beehive Box by Greg Natale
By Greg Natale
Located in Sydney,, NSW
These playful beehive-inspired domes are beautiful decorative pieces that also conceal your most prized possessions. This family of vessels are hand carved and offered in two sizes. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Decorative Boxes

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Marble

19th Century Small Eugene Lefebvre Engraved Crystal Box
Located in Vista, CA
Late 19th century (circa 1896-1910) small engraved crystal box with sterling silver top. Maker Eugene Lefebvre - 1896 -1910.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Decorative Boxes

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Crystal, Sterling Silver

Late 19th Century Small Satinwood Box on a Stand
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A charming and very pretty small satinwood box on stand. Overall with finely hand-painted decoration involving garlands and cameos. Crossbanded on all sides with rosewood, and banded...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

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Satinwood

Jean Gillon Jacaranda Rosewood Small Safe Box Bucket Brazilian Modern
By Jean Gillon
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, a Jean Gillon Jacaranda rosewood small safe box bucket. Made in Brazil, Circa the 1950s. Dimensions: 15.5" H x 10" D x 7" W Very good vintage unrest...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Rosewood

Ghidini 1961 Small Knotted Cherry Box in Rose Gold Finish
By Nika Zupanc, Ghidini 1961
Located in New York, NY
Small box available in brass and rose gold finishes.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Emiliano Small Agate Box in White and Pink by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A small decorative white wooden box featuring a silver plated, pink agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Stone

Small Round Swedish Original Painted Folk Art Box Dated 1792
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A small Swedish 18th century Folk Art box with original paint. The box is most likely used to keep jewelry and other precious items. Box is carved with inscription "ANNO 1792 DEN 27...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Guilherme Small Agate Box in Black and Gold by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A small decorative black wooden box featuring a gold plated, natural agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.            
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Stone

Small Round Delft Blue and White Trinket Box with Lid
By AK Dutch Delftware
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Small round delft blue and white trinket box with lid. Delftware pottery. Faience pottery. Size: 3.25 x 1.75.  
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20th Century Dutch Country Decorative Boxes

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Pottery

Small Chinese Cloisonné Lidded Box, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very decorative small cloisonné lidded box, made in China during the Qing dynasty and dating to the mid-19th century. The box has a circular shape with a domed lid. It h...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

Small Bonewood Hand-Carved Box with Lid by Richard Thoday
Located in San Diego, CA
Finely crafted small bonewood hand-carved box with lid by Richard Thoday, circa 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Small Tooled Leather Box from Mexico
Located in Chicago, IL
Early 20th century small tooled leather box from Mexico This small box has lovely tooled workmanship and its clearly handmade with care Measure: 5.5" W x 3" D x 1.5" H.
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Early 20th Century Mexican Decorative Boxes

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Leather

Jaimal Odedra, Contemporary Small Egg-Shaped Accessory Box, Morocco, 2018
By Jaimal Odedra
Located in New York, NY
Signed: Jaimal Odedra Each piece is modeled and cast by hand using a traditional Moroccan sand casting method.
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2010s Moroccan Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Two Small Contemplation Boxes 'Vase', Hand Built Ceramic, Rustic Metallic Glaze
By Helena Starcevic Ceramics
Located in New York, NY
“Two Small Contemplation Boxes, 3 Inch Cubes, Hand Built Glazed Stoneware” A pair of small 3 inch cube box or bud vase to hold your thoughts or a tiny flower. Hand carved line-drawn ...
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Early 2000s American Organic Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Emiliano Small Agate Box in White and Pink Stone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A small decorative white wooden box featuring a silver plated, pink agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Guilherme Small Agate Box in Black and Natural Stone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A small decorative black wooden box featuring a gold plated, natural agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Ghidini 1961 Knotted Cherry Small Box in Brass by Nika Zupanc
By Ghidini 1961, Nika Zupanc
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Fiasco. Guilt. Fear of love. A place to hide all the things we secretly desire yet are too scared to utter. The luscious things the perfect lover knows are never to be told. She drea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Rossana II Small Ceramic Box with Brass Lid by Cristina Celestino
By Cristina Celestino
Located in Milan, IT
Rossana I is a small ceramic box with golden finishes and brass lid designed by Cristina Celestino and it is part of Dolce Vita, a collection that celebrates in a contemporary tone t...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Wood, Lacquer, Paint

Small Antique Oak Table Trunk - Box from Spain, 18th Century
Located in Miami, FL
This antique oak table trunk is from Spain and dates to the 1700s. The top is attached to the back panel with two wrought iron hinges with decorative straps. It is interesting to not...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Spanish Baroque Decorative Boxes

Materials

Iron

Small Lidded Box by Paolo de Poli Padua, Italy, circa 1955
By Paolo DePoli
Located in Berlin, DE
Small lidded box by Paolo de Poli Padua, Italy, circa 1955.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

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Small Decorative Boxes For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of small decorative boxes is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and stone, all small decorative boxes available were constructed with great care. We have 61 antique and vintage small decorative boxes in-stock, while there are 27 modern editions to choose from as well. Small decorative boxes have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Small decorative boxes made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Large small decorative boxes can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller small decorative boxes available at 1stDibs — each spanning 1.25 inches in width — may make for a better choice. Many small decorative boxes are appealing in their simplicity, but Ben Soleimani, Didoni and Ghidini 1961 produced popular small decorative boxes that are worth a look.

How Much are Small Decorative Boxes?

Prices for small decorative boxes can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, small decorative boxes begin at $35 and can go as high as $24,500, while the average can fetch as much as $445.

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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