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Seguso Murano Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Ribbed Vanity Jewelry Powder Box
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Elegant vintage Murano hand blown gold flecks Italian art glass vanity jewelry or powder box. Documented to designer Archimede Seguso. The entire piece is clear, and profusely covere...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Hermes Vanity Box
By Hermès
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Hermes vanity box, of circular form with gilt metal cronicopia removable lid, with a leather encased base with fitted triangular gold washed interior. Stamped Hermes Paris.
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Decorative Boxes

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Metal

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H 3.75 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Scandinavian Modern Vanity Box
By Dansk
Located in New York, NY
A great Scandinavian Modern style Dansk teak wood vanity box with lid, circa 20th century. An oblong, sleek piece that can hold jewelry or other small items (maybe paperclips or othe...
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Late 20th Century Thai Scandinavian Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Wood, Teak

  • Scandinavian Modern Vanity Box
  • Scandinavian Modern Vanity Box
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  • Scandinavian Modern Vanity Box
H 2.25 in. W 15.25 in. D 2.38 in.
Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K0 fabulous early Victorian, rosewood and mother of pearl inlaid vanity box, sewing box with tray and drawer, having finely inlaid hinged lid which open to reveal original fitted int...
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Antique 1850s English Early Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Rosewood

  • Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
  • Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
  • Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
  • Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
H 6.3 in. W 11.82 in. D 8.67 in.
1920s English Octagonal Faux Shagreen Vanity Box
Located in Stamford, CT
1920s English octagonal faux shagreen vanity box. Shagreen printed papier mâché box. Clamshell lidded box with interior inset mirror and fabric lining.
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Vintage 1920s English Regency Jewelry Boxes

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Mirror, Paper

Ornately Gilt Gold Decorative Footed Vanity Box
Located in Hudson, NY
Ornately gilt gold decorative footed vanity box with central plaque of Madonna on the glass lid cover & gold fabric interior. The box is in great vintage condition. Minor wear consis...
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Early 20th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Gold, Brass

18th Century Indo Persian Vanity Box
Located in Dallas, TX
Extremely rare and highly important Indo-Persian vanity box from, circa 1780. Box inlaid with exquisite mosaic inlay, including we believe to be, 14-Carat gold (or higher grade)! ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Indian Islamic Decorative Boxes

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Gold

  • 18th Century Indo Persian Vanity Box
  • 18th Century Indo Persian Vanity Box
  • 18th Century Indo Persian Vanity Box
  • 18th Century Indo Persian Vanity Box
H 5 in. W 10.75 in. D 14.5 in.
Gentleman Military Campaign Vanity Box with Secret
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Wood English vanity travel box , with toilet-set and hidden secret - England, late 19th century or beginning of the 20th century. n.2065.-------------------------Interesting price ...
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Antique Early 1900s English George IV Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Sevres Style Serpentine Oval Shaped Porcelain Vanity Box
By Sèvres
Located in Guaynabo, PR
A background of dark cobalt blue with gilding details of scrolls and dots alternated with roses and foliage decorate this vanity box. The dome aspect of the lid features a hand paint...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Jewelry Boxes

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Porcelain

Rosewood Gentleman's Military Campaign Vanity Box with Secret Drawer
Located in Savannah, GA
This handsome rosewood English vanity box retains the original glass bottles and jars with silver plated tops, 19th century. The inside reveals multiple compartments and a spring loa...
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Antique 1840s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Silver Plate

French Opaline Enamelled Glass Vanity Box, Late 19th Century
Located in Chappaqua, NY
French Opaline enamelled glass vanity box, late 19th century. Delicate floral design on black glass with bronze trim.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Opaline Glass

Large 19th Century Continental Neoclassical Between Dresser Vanity Box
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An extensively filled 19th century ormolu-mounted ebonized wood dresser vanity box fitted with silver gold washed lidded glass gars and sewing tools. The hallmarks appear to be Frenc...
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Antique 1880s European Empire Decorative Boxes

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Ormolu

Antique French Gilt Bronze Vanity Box with a Hand Painted Enamel Portrait
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An antique French gilt bronze dresser or vanity box of circular form with an inset hand-painted enamel portrait miniature of a woman in profile. The Limoges-style portrait plaque is ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Bronze, Enamel

Silver 800 Vanity Strawberry Lidded Box
Located in Toledo, OH
Silver 800 strawberry lidded vanity box. 1090.6 grams in weight.
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20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes

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Silver

  • Silver 800 Vanity Strawberry Lidded Box
  • Silver 800 Vanity Strawberry Lidded Box
  • Silver 800 Vanity Strawberry Lidded Box
  • Silver 800 Vanity Strawberry Lidded Box
H 4 in. W 9.75 in. D 6.25 in.
Elegant Pair of French Bronze Crystal Ormolu Vanity Boxes, Minature Portraits
Located in Roslyn, NY
This elegant pair of bronze boxes are decorated with miniature portraits of two elegant ladies and have crystal inserts and mirrors on the box interiors. One of the boxes has a mirro...
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Early 20th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Crystal, Bronze

Fine French White Opaline Glass Ormolu Bronze Hand Painted Jewelry Vanity Box
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French white opaline glass with ormolu bronze mounts and hand painting on all sides as well as the top, jewelry / vanity box.  
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20th Century French Belle Époque Jewelry Boxes

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Opaline Glass

Cartier Solid 9-Karat Yellow Gold Compact / Vanity Box with Mirror, London, 1959
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Cartier Vintage solid 9-karat yellow gold compact / vanity box with mirror. Made in London 1959 Serial number: L437 Maker: Cartier Also Hallmarked KW Dimensions: Size 8.3 x 6.4 x 1...
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Vintage 1950s British Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Gold

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

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Lucite

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

Mid-Century Modern Blue Glass and Sterling Silver Italian Vanity Box, circa 1940
Located in Aci Castello, IT
It's a large Italian vanity box made in the 1940s. The heavy blue glass and the sterling silver are in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano Quilted Gold Italian Art Glass Vanity Box Bottles
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Flavio Poli, Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Rare and beautiful, vintage Murano hand blown crystal clear, diamond quilted design and gold accents Italian art glass powder box and perfume bottle set. Documented to designer Flavi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Art Deco French Ivory Vanity Keepsake Box
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage 1920s Art Deco French ivory vanity keepsake/jewelry box lined in pink velvet. Measures: 2" high x 5" wide x 3" deep.
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20th Century American Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bakelite

Burl Wood Jewelry Box with Vanity Mirror
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful vintage oval burl wood jewelry box with hand-held vanity mirror/top, circa 20th century, Europe. A great piece for a desk, vanity, nightstand table, walk-in-closet area, ...
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Mid-20th Century European Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Mirror, Wood, Burl

  • Burl Wood Jewelry Box with Vanity Mirror
  • Burl Wood Jewelry Box with Vanity Mirror
  • Burl Wood Jewelry Box with Vanity Mirror
  • Burl Wood Jewelry Box with Vanity Mirror
H 1.19 in. W 5.63 in. D 3.75 in.
Art Deco French Ivory 'Celluloid' Vanity Jewelry Box
Located in Van Nuys, CA
1930s Art Deco French ivory (celluloid) vanity jewelry box mauve velvet lined and scalloped edges. Measures: 1.5" high x 7.5" wide x 4.5" deep.
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Vintage 1930s French Jewelry Boxes

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Bakelite

Antique French Gilt Bronze Jewelry Box / Miniature Triple Mirror Vanity
Located in Petaluma, CA
This is one of most remarkable jewelry boxes we have ever offered, in fact we have never seen anything quite like it. Paying incredible attention to every detail this certainly resem...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Jewelry Boxes

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Bronze

Green and Gold Round Glass Box and Perfume Vanity Bottle
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful green glass and gold gilt round jewelry box and perfume vanity bottle, circa early to mid-20th century. This is a unique piece; a box and perfume bottle in one. A great p...
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Early 20th Century American Bohemian Decorative Boxes

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Crystal

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

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern Silver Plate & Lucite Vanity Set Perfume Bottle & Powder Box
By Apollo Studios
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant Mid-Century Modern vanity set comprising a silver plated perfume bottle and a glass bowl with silver plated powder box. The handcrafted Lucite Knob decorate the two pieces. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Silver Plate

Vanity Case with Crystal Boxes and Sterling Silver Lids by George Betjemann 1870
By George Betjemann & Sons
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful feathered walnut, brass bound, vanity box by the famous makers “Betjemann & Sons” of London. This vanity box has several compartments and the attention to detail is fabulou...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Jewelry Boxes

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Wood

Murano Red Gold Flecks Bullicante Bubbles Italian Art Glass Vanity Powder Box
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown red amethyst, gold flecks and controlled bubbles art glass powder or jewelry box. Attributed to the Barovier e Toso Company. The lidded jar has a ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Art Deco French Ivory 'Celluloid' Vanity Jewelry Box Set Pyralin Du Barry
Located in Van Nuys, CA
French ivory (Celluloid) vanity jewelry pink and blue velvet lined box set by Pyralin Du Barry, circa 1900. Larger box Measures 2" high x 6.5" Wide x 4" deep, Smaller box ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Bakelite

Vintage Decorative Jewelry Box, Indian Silver, Vanity Case, Late 20th Century
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage decorative jewelry box. An Indian silver vanity case, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1970. Appealing jewelry box with vibrant interior Displaying a desi...
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Late 20th Century Jewelry Boxes

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Silver

Murano Purple Pulled Feather Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Vanity Powder Box
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown, gold flecks with purple pulled feather design Italian art glass vanity powder box. Attributed to the Barovier e Toso company, in a "Fenicio" desi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

A.Ve.M. Murano Blue Iridescent Pulegoso Italian Art Glass Vanity Powder Box
By Murano 5
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous vintage Murano hand blown iridescent blue, "Pulegoso" bubbles Italian art glass powder or jewelry box with fruit decoration. Documented to the A.Ve.M. (Arte Vetraria Muranes...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

19th Century Campaign Vanity Dressing or Jewelry Box with Boule Inlay
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century Campaign vanity dressing box with boule inlay. Lia.
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Antique 1890s Campaign Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Murano Reddish Pink Gold Flecks Bubbles Italian Art Glass Vanity Powder Box
By Barovier&Toso, Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown transparent reddish pink and controlled bubbles Italian art glass powder or jewelry box. The lidded jar has pulled glass on the sides, with a swir...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Wonderful Cut Crystal Glass Sterling Swag Oval Casket Vanity Dresser Jewelry Box
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful cut crystal star bottom / glass beveled top sterling silver 925 swag oval casket vanity dresser jewelry box.
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20th Century Portuguese Belle Époque Jewelry Boxes

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Crystal, Sterling Silver

19th Century Blackened Wood Vanity, Sewing or Writing Box with Gilt Implements
Located in Haarlem, NL
Victorian blackened wood and brass initialed vanity, sewing or writing box, the lid interior mounted with a mirror and blue silk 'curtains' like a theatre, a painted blue and blue ve...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Metal, Brass

Barovier Murano Pink Gold Fleck Italian Art Glass Vanity Jewelry Trinket Box Jar
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful antique Murano hand blown pink and gold flecks Italian art glass vanity trinket or jewelry box. Documented to designer Ercole Barovier, for the Barovier e Toso company, wit...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Alfredo Barbini Murano Blue Gold Spike Top Italian Art Glass Vanity Powder Box
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous vintage Murano hand blown blue, controlled bubbles and gold flecks art glass powder or jewelry box. Documented to designer Alfredo Barbini, circa 1950s. The piece has three ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Alfredo Barbini Murano White Gold Spike Top Italian Art Glass Vanity Powder Box
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown white, controlled bubbles and gold flecks Italian art glass vanity powder or jewelry box. Documented to designer Alfredo Barbini, circa 1950s. The...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Murano Green White Ribbons Gold Top Italian Art Glass Vanity Powder Jewelry Box
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous vintage Murano hand blown Zanfirico ribbons and green canes swirling Italian art glass vanity powder or jewelry box. Attributed to designer Alfredo Barbini. The jar has a go...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Oriental Pavilion Style Vanity Casket
Located in New York, NY
Oriental Pavilion Vanity Casket with En Grisaille style decoration measures 20" x 16" x 13". Wood and composite vanity casket, fashioned as a pavilion with corners of sculpted palm t...
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Early 20th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Wood, Wood

  • Oriental Pavilion Style Vanity Casket
  • Oriental Pavilion Style Vanity Casket
  • Oriental Pavilion Style Vanity Casket
  • Oriental Pavilion Style Vanity Casket
H 20 in. W 16 in. D 13 in.
Miguel Berrocal Paloma Jewelry Chest and Vanity
By Miguel Ortiz Berrocal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare design seldom seen in the market. The design folds from a minimal box into a fantastic combination of 16 felt lined drawers and hinged mirrors. The sculpture is a homage to P...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Jewelry Boxes

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Brass, Silver Plate

Art Deco Bohemia Karl Palda Crystal Vanity Set, 1930s
By Karl Palda, Novy Bor Glassworks
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Exceptional luxury Art Deco Bohemian Karl Palda crystal cut vanity set with soap container, perfume bottle and eau de toilette spray. Stunning Art Deco details like the streamlined ...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Crystal

Poudre or Vanity Jar with Porcelain Lid and Hand-Cut Crystal
Located in Charleston, SC
Superb antique cut-glass, brass and hand-painted porcelain poudre vanity box with original mirror.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Antique Victorian 4-Bottle Coromandel Vanity Casket Single Pull-Out Drawer, 1870
Located in London, GB
This is a truly distinctive and full of charm antique Victorian coromandel veneered vanity box, circa 1870 in date. This unusual vanity box is cubic in form and features a charact...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Cut Glass, Wood

Mid-19th Century Vanity Case Inlaid with Brass Edging
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good quality vanity case the interior with mostly original fittings. Quilted silk lined lid. The whole inlaid with very restrained brass edging which is now patinated.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Decorative Boxes

19th Century Biedermeier Vanity Table Mirror Nutwood, Austria, circa 1850
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Marvelous 19th century Biedermeier vanity table mirror from the second period in Austria, circa 1850. The lovely vanity mirror was veneered in fine nut wood and burl and shows a glos...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Decorative Boxes

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Mirror, Nutwood, Burl

French Gold and Enamel Vanity Case, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1930
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, London
Antique early 20th century, French 18-karat gold and enamel compact with a suspended lipstick holder, of rectangular shape, decorated throughout with stylized art deco, geometrical d...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

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Gold, Enamel

Vintage Polish 800 Silver Vanity Compact, No Mirror, circa 1920-1962
Located in New Milford, CT
Vintage polish 800 silver vanity compact. No mirror. Etched flower motif. Dated: 1920-1962 Marked: A+. 3, girls head facing left, w in cartouche. Measures: 3". Push button latch...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

19th Century French Rosewood Travel Vanity Case by Peret and Dated 1855
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful antique jewelry box set was crafted in Paris, France, circa 1855. The box was made by Peret, a Parisian goldsmith, cabinetmaker and leather maker. Peret received a fir...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Silver

Murano Orange Gold Fleck Bubbles Pear Top Italian Art Glass Container Vanity Jar
By Alfredo Barbini, Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown orange over white, controlled bubbles and gold flecks Italian art glass candy container or vanity jewelry box, with pear top decoration. The piece...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

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

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Silver Plate

French Gentleman’s Sterling Vanity Kit in Ebony Case by Louis Aucoc, circa 1865
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
With an ebony veneered and brass inlaid exterior, the interior of the vanity is signed by the maker Louis Acoc “L. Aucoc aine a Paris,” and includes nine crystal containers with ster...
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Antique 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Crystal, Sterling Silver, Brass

20th Century Rococo Style 24-Karat Gold Gilt Brass Three-Piece Vanity Set
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-20th century Italian Rococo style 24-karat gold gilt solid brass three-piece vanity set. This rose motif vanity set includes, one oval cut crystal and 24-karat gold gilt solid br...
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Mid-20th Century American Rococo Decorative Boxes

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Crystal, Gold, Brass

Japanese Edo Period Black and Gold Lacquer Vanity Box, circa 1800
Located in Austin, TX
A stunning Japanese black lacquer and maki-e decorated vanity box with mirror Stand, kyodai, Edo Period, 18th/19th century. The vanity comprised of two drawers and decorated with a s...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Lacquer

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Silver, Bronze

Machine Age Art Deco Paul Frankl Streamline Celluloid Rond Covered Vanity Box
By Paul Frankl, Celluloid Corporation of America
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco Paul Frankl Streamline Amerith covered vanity box for Celluloid Corporation of America toilet toilette Amerith Division of Celluloid Manufacturing Company Im...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco More Desk Accessories

Materials

Enamel

Brass Vanity Vessels with Brass Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The (wh)ORE HAüS STUDIOS small goods collection was made for those that wanted to experience the (wh)ORE HAüS brand without committing to our larger pieces. Our brass vessels with th...
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2010s American Modern Bottles

Materials

Brass

19th Century Hand-Carved Black Forest Vanity Mirror-Box
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century hand-carved black forest vanity mirror-box was sculpted from solid fruitwood in the naturalistic form that is definitive of the region, appearing to be the flora that ex...
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Antique 1870s French Black Forest Table Mirrors

Materials

Fruitwood

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Vanity Boxes For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of vanity boxes is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and gold, all vanity boxes available were constructed with great care. Find 145 antique and vintage vanity boxes at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Vanity boxes have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Vanity boxes made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — are very popular at 1stDibs. Alfredo Barbini, Cartier and Archimede Seguso each produced beautiful vanity boxes that are worth considering.

How Much are Vanity Boxes?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,166, while they’re typically $55 on the low end and $54,050 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.

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