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Malachite Tessellated Box
Located in Chicago, IL
A malachite tessellated box.
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Malachite

  • Malachite Tessellated Box
  • Malachite Tessellated Box
  • Malachite Tessellated Box
  • Malachite Tessellated Box
H 2.0 in. W 6.0 in. D 5.0 in.
Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
Located in Stamford, CT
Tessellated stone lidded box.  
Category

Late 20th Century Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
H 8 in. W 24 in. D 7.75 in.
Maitland Smith Handmade Tessellated Box with Shell
By Maitland Smith
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Maitland Smith handmade tessellated box with shell. The lights stone paved exterior with a variegated colored shell handle. The interior is lined in a vanilla velvet. Made in Thailan...
Category

20th Century Thai Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith - a lovely addition to any den - holding tv guides or remotes.. or on the dressing table for your fine watches and strands! Nicely de...
Category

20th Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

  • Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
H 4.25 in. W 12.25 in. D 9.5 in.
Tessellated Box Stone Brass Maitland-Smith Hinged, USA, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Tessellated box stone brass Maitland-Smith Hinged, USA, 1980s. Retains faded original label on underside of the felt lined bottom. Decorated with diagonal brass inlay pattern.
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Jewelry Boxes

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Maitland-Smith tessellated marble humidor having a brass ball finial. The two tone oval form is divided into quadrants separated by brass inlay accents. Wood lined interior. Original...
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a brown stone and brass rim tessellated lidded box it is in the style of Maitland Smith.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

  • Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
H 2.5 in. W 9 in. D 6 in.
Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box Stone Brass Black Abstract Hinged, USA, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Maitland-Smith tessellated box stone brass black hinged, USA, 1980s. Large hinged stone box with brass radiant pattern emanating from the solid black wraparound decorative stripe. Li...
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Octagonal Tessellated Marble Lidded Box
Located in Norwalk, CT
Very fine quality lidded box with finial handle and sandalwood interior. Lovely pink marble with cream details, circa 1980s.
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Tessellated stone box with brass trim and eccentric, offset demilune shape and stylized decorative motif. Velvet-lined interior and bottom. Made by Maitland-Smith, circa 1980s.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Tessellated horn box with green stone border on top. Mahogany lined interior and felt bottom. Maitland Smith, 1980s.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Horn

  • Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
  • Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
  • Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
  • Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
H 1.2 in. W 9.6 in. D 5.1 in.
Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
Located in San Diego, CA
A very well crafted tessellated Horn cedar wood box, circa 1980s. The piece is very heavy and solid and measures 6.375"W x 4.5"D x 3.5"H.
Category

Late 20th Century North American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Horn, Cedar

  • Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
  • Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
  • Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
  • Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
H 3.5 in. W 6.375 in. D 4.5 in.
Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hamburg, PA
Maitland Smith Tessellated marble jewelry box with a scalloped edge. This decorative box is in very good condition. Dimensions: 2.75" H x 9.5" W x 5.75" D.
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Marble

  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
H 2.75 in. W 9.5 in. D 5.75 in.
1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
By G. None
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1980s brass and tessellated stone box.
Category

Vintage 1980s American American Craftsman Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

  • 1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
  • 1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
  • 1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
  • 1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
H 6.50 in. W 14.25 in. D 6 in.
Pumpkin Shape Tessellated Stone Storage Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pumpkin shape life size tessellated storage box attributed to Maitland-Smith. Offered at Gallery Girasole in North Hollywood
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Tessellated stone box with brass inlay.
Category

Vintage 1970s Decorative Boxes

  • Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
  • Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
  • Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
  • Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
H 6 in. W 11.5 in. D 8 in.
Maitland Smith Tessellated Horn Dresser Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage tessellated bone box with brass trim Made by Maitland Smith in the 1980s. Rectangular shape with a finished wood interior.
Category

Mid-20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Large Tessellated Bone Box, circa 1980
By Jimeco ltda
Located in North Miami, FL
Impressively-scaled 1980s tessellated bone box with cream painted interior, manufactured in Colombia by Jimeco.
Category

Vintage 1980s Colombian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bone, Paint

  • Large Tessellated Bone Box, circa 1980
  • Large Tessellated Bone Box, circa 1980
  • Large Tessellated Bone Box, circa 1980
  • Large Tessellated Bone Box, circa 1980
H 7.75 in. W 12 in. D 8.25 in.
Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Pagoda Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York City, NY
Large 1980s Tessellated stone with brass handle and rattan by Maitland Smith.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Pink tessellated marble and patinated brass jewelry box by Maitland-Smith.
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Tessellated Horn Jewelry Box by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tessellated horn jewelry box by Maitland-Smith.
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Jade, Brass

Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York City, NY
Large 1980s Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and brass box. Measurements for just the box without the design. height 4.75'' depth 12.25'' depth 8.25''
Category

20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
H 5.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 8.75 in.
Maitland-Smith Oversized Tessellated Marble Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Atlanta, GA
A spectacular lidded box designed by Maitland-Smith in the 1980s, rendered in tessellated marble, stone, travertine, and brass. Pyramidal square shape with assorted colors of sand be...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Travertine, Marble, Brass, Metal

Tessellated Pen Shell and Brass Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tessellated pen shell and brass jewelry box with black velvet interior attributed to Maitland Smith.
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

  • Tessellated Pen Shell and Brass Jewelry Box
  • Tessellated Pen Shell and Brass Jewelry Box
  • Tessellated Pen Shell and Brass Jewelry Box
  • Tessellated Pen Shell and Brass Jewelry Box
H 6.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 14.4 in.
Vintage Round Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage Maitland Smith round tessellated stone box with colorful abstract inlay and brass knob handle.            
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Tessellated Stone Box
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Tessellated stone and brass inlaid box.
Category

Vintage 1970s Boxes

  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
H 8.5 in. W 8 in. D 8.5 in.
Springer Style Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
By Maitland Smith, Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Springer Style Tessellated Stone Box on Stand In two pieces, The box with twin brass handles and brass inlay, the interior lined with mahogany.
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

  • Springer Style Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
  • Springer Style Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
  • Springer Style Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
  • Springer Style Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
H 19.5 in. W 16 in. D 13.25 in.
Maitland Smith Tessellated Marble and Tortoise Shell Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with a mother of pearl finial handle. The interior of the box is lined with a black felt and has a removable lid. The box rests on sterling silve...
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Marble, Sterling Silver

Tessellated Stone Pear Form Box by Mainland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Whimsical pear motif tessellated stone box by Maitland-Smith. The blush color stone with a darkened brass stem with mahogany lined interior.
Category

20th Century Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Table Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Lambertville, NJ
The domed box with concave sides is veneered with dark green, almost black tessellated stone with inlays of brass.
Category

20th Century Indonesian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Vintage Tessellated Stone Octagonal Box by Renoir Designs
By Renoir Designs
Located in San Diego, CA
A very well crafted tessellated stone octagonal box with attached lid by Renoir Designs, circa 1970s. The piece is very heavy and solid and lined in black felt; the box is light brow...
Category

Mid-20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

1980s Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1980s Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with brass inlay.
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Maitland Smith Large Tessellated Stone Colonial House Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Unique and rare handmade storage box by Maitland Smith - Two double doors open on hinge using brass hand door pulls - Tessellated stone cladding - Interior is lined with wood pa...
Category

20th Century Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Midcentury Domed Top Stone and Brass Tessellated Decorative Box
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-245 stone and brass over wood domed top geometric cut stone with brass interior and bottom.
Category

Vintage 1970s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Tessellated Stone Jewelry Box Attributed to Maitland Smith, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hamburg, PA
A beautiful tessellated stone jewelry box or humidor with brass and turquoise colored stone accents. The custom made box is solid and very sturdy and in good condition. Velvet mounte...
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Tessellated Horn and Gem Stone Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A decorative box with tessellated horn in dark brown tones and a blue green gem stone to the lid surrounded by a brass bezel. When opened the inside revels a caramel colored Philippi...
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Horn

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Horn and Mother of Pearl Box
By Maitland Smith, Enrique Garcel, Karl Springer, Casa Bique
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful 20th century Maitland-Smith tessellated horn and mother of pearl box. This gorgeous large decorative box or jewelry box has inserts for jewelry and comes with the original ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Horn, Mother-of-Pearl

Karl Springer Style Tessellated Horn Box by Maitland Smith
By Karl Springer
Located in Ferndale, MI
Karl Springer style tessellated horn box by Maitland Smith.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Horn

Square Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Square Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with hinged lid and brass inlay detail, USA, 1980s.  
Category

Vintage 1970s American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Pink/Coral Stone Petite Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Maitland-Smith tessellated stone in pink/coral color, jewelry box with a solid wood interior. With brass decorative inlaid top.   
Category

20th Century Asian Hollywood Regency Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Cast Stone, Brass

Tessellated Stone Lidded Box
Located in Norwalk, CT
Brass inlaid detail in three color tone marble box. Dramatically domed top. Hinged lid. Velvet interior.
Category

Late 20th Century Boxes

  • Tessellated Stone Lidded Box
  • Tessellated Stone Lidded Box
  • Tessellated Stone Lidded Box
  • Tessellated Stone Lidded Box
H 8 in. W 12 in. D 6 in.
Handsome Maitland Smith Tessellated Marble Brass Tissue Box Midcentury
By Maitland Smith
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome Maitland Smith dark green tessellated marble and brass tissue box.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

1980s Tessellated Stone With Brass Inlay Pyramid Shaped Box
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1980s tessellated stone with brass inlay pyramid shaped box.
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Large Maitland Smith Style Tessellated Stone, Horn and Brass Box
By Maitland Smith, Enrique Garcel, Karl Springer, Casa Bique, Robert Marcius
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning large geometric tessellated stone, horn and brass box in the style of Maitland Smith. This gorgeous octagonal shaped tessellated decorative box, coffee table box or jewelry ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Tessellated Shell Tissue Box with Seahorse Figural Accents
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Fits standard size cube Kleenex box - Tessellated shell and mother of pearl cladding - Lacquered wood interior - Silver tone metal base - By Maitland Smith (signed on bottom) ...
Category

20th Century Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl

Vintage Maitland Smith Black Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Trim
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful Maitland Smith large box with black tessellated stone, brass details and wooden interior.
Category

20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

1970s Casa Bique Tessellated Stone and Brass Architectural Decorative Box
By Casa Bique, Robert Marcius, Maitland Smith
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern large tessellated marble and stone jewelry box. The footed box features a plinth architectural curved frame with brass metal inlays and trim accent along all edges...
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Marble, Brass

Vintage Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass over Rosewood Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage handmade Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with brass over rosewood. No makers mark.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Attributed Modern Tessellated Humidor Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Maitland Smith attributed modern tessellated humidor box, with wooden interior. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Cigar Boxes and Humidors

Materials

Wood

1970s Maitland Smith Black Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Trim
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Maitland Smith black tessellated stone box with flares base and brass trim, USA, 1970s.  
Category

Vintage 1970s American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Vintage Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Cat Figurine Handle
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Velvet lined - Tessellated pink stone - Brass cat handle - This item was used as a TV prop and has a small "Modern Props" inscription on interior - Felt bottom - Attributed to...
Category

20th Century Unknown Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Bone over Wood Box with Brass Inlay
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Maitland-Smith tessellated bone over wood box with brass inlay. Marked with label.     
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage R&Y Augousti Decorative Box Tessellated Tiger Eye Stone, circa 2005
By R & Y Augousti
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Organic Modern decorative box in semi-precious blue tiger eye stone, also known as falcon's eye. Tessellated design featuring inlays of multicolored stone in hues of brown, black, bl...
Category

Early 2000s French Organic Modern Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Stone, Multi-gemstone

Maitland Smith Art Deco Style Architectural Design Tessellated Sienna Marble Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This Art Deco style tessellated sienna marble box features an architecturally themed form topped by an equally Minimalist style bronze handle. It is useful for many purposes and will...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Siena Marble, Bronze

Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Tessellated Stone and Brass over Fruitwood Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage handmade Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with brass over fruitwood. No makers mark.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Antler, Chrome & Granite Box by Jonson & Marcius
Located in New York, NY
This bold and sophisticated decorative box was realized by the esteemed artisans Gene Jonson and Robert Marcius in the United States, circa 1970. This is a particularly stunning exam...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Granite, Bronze, Chrome

Maitland-Smith Vintage Beige Tessellated Stone and Onyx Decorative Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage handmade Maitland-Smith vintage beige tessellated stone and onyx decorative jewelry box. Features 2 compartments lined with ultrasuede to store your favorite necklaces, brac...
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Onyx

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Providence, RI
Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Box with brass inlaid top and sides, with a mahogany lined interior. We offer free delivery within the Long Island / Greater NYC, northern New J...
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Box
H 3.25 in. W 10.25 in. D 8.25 in.
Maitland-Smith Vintage Arch Shaped Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
A Maitland-Smith vintage 1970s arch shaped tessellated stone box with decorative brass inlay; the stone in beautiful shades of rich corals and cream. The interior lined in cream velv...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Tessellated Marble Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A Maitland Smith tessellated marble box with lid that has a brass ball finial and is felt on the inside. This attractive box will complete any powder room or dressing table.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

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Tessellated Box For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic tessellated box available at 1stDibs. A tessellated box — often made from stone, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the tessellated box you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A tessellated box made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Maitland Smith, Casa Bique and Robert Marcius each produced at least one beautiful tessellated box that is worth considering.

How Much is a Tessellated Box?

The average selling price for a tessellated box at 1stDibs is $995, while they’re typically $275 on the low end and $4,950 for the highest priced.

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.