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Maitland Smith Boxes

The eclectic furnishings of Maitland-Smith celebrate artisan skills in an age of machines. Hand-carved woodwork, inlaid marquetry, painted detailing, gilding and lost wax casting lend the company’s decorative accents an artistic flair. Focused on pieces that add a dynamic flourish to an interior by incorporating tactile materials like leather, seashell inlays and crushed eggshell, the manufacturer draws inspiration across centuries, from the curvy forms of the Louis XV period to the geometric angles of mid-century modernism.

Paul Maitland-Smith established the company in Hong Kong in 1979, after getting his start in London in the 1950s as an antique dealer who also sold reproduction furniture, something that would become a Maitland-Smith specialty. The manufacturer’s early reproductions of 17th- and 18th-century furniture included Chippendale dining chairs, and soon afterward, Maitland-Smith expanded into a range of decorative designs that often exuded a whimsical spirit, whether a coffee table shaped like a stack of books or a pair of decorative obelisks. Maitland-Smith’s signature sculptural table lamps in particular show off this playful sensibility, with one balancing a pen-shell shade on a monkey’s tail and another taking on the form of a miniature hot-air balloon.

Since its founding, Maitland-Smith’s sourcing has been based in Asia, and although Paul Maitland-Smith later sold the company that still bears his name and is now headquartered in North Carolina, the brand’s furnishings are still largely made in Cebu, Philippines.

Today, Maitland-Smith continues to innovate on its finely crafted offerings by collaborating with contemporary designers and studios such as Tony Duquette Studios (founded by set and costume designer Tony Duquette in 1941), Celerie Kemble and painter and textile designer Susan Hable Smith.

Find a wide range of Maitland-Smith furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Maitland Smith
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...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Maitland Smith Boxes

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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.  
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1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Post-Modern Tessellated Pink Marble and Red Travertine Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Post Modern tobacco or snuff box rendered in tessellated pink marble and rosso travertino, red travertine with brass inlay, brown velvet and wood interior by Maitland Smith. Match...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Post-Modern Maitland Smith Boxes

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Travertine, Marble, Brass

Large Maitland Smith Penshell Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Mateo, CA
Large hinged penshell box by Maitland Smith. This box has a felt lined interior. It would be great for jewelry or use to hide your remotes on you coffee table. The box shows light we...
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1970s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

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Shell

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Stone Boxes by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of modernist boxes were realized by the celebrated 20th century design firm Maitland Smith in the Philippines, circa 1980. They feature two cylindrical bodies- one ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

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Stone

Maitland-Smith Shark Skin Cigar Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Water Mill, NY
Shark skin cedar cigar box with bronze feet and shaking hands cover lift.
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20th Century American Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Maitland-Smith Fornasetti Style Faux Malachite Tole Box with Brass Hands & Feet
By Maitland Smith, Piero Fornasetti
Located in St. Louis, MO
In the style of Fornasetti, this rare hand painted faux malachite tole box, has whimsical brass molded feet wearing leather thong footwear and brass hand shaking handle on top. Has f...
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

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Brass

Postmodern Marble Travertine Jewelry Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
This beautiful box by Maitland Smith exudes style and glamour. This design from the late 1970s is glamorous and functional. The postmodern lines in almost a pedestal structure, are c...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

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Travertine

Vintage Tessellated Stone Jewelry Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ca. 1970s Maitland Smith tessellated coral stone hinged jewelry / trinket box in two tone pale gray and pink with cedar interior. Excellent, vintage condition free of chips / losses...
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1970s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

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Stone

Maitland Smith Marble Specimen Box, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hamburg, PA
A beautiful example of a marble specimen box or humidor by Maitland Smith. Each specimen is surrounded by inlaid brass. The case is a tessellated stone with a nice finish wood interi...
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1980s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

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Stone, Marble, Brass

Tessellated Marble and Brass Jewelry Box Chest by Maitland Smith, circa 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Post modern Pink tessellated marble and patinated brass jewelry chest or box by Maitland Smith, Philippines, circa 1980s
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Late 20th Century Philippine Maitland Smith Boxes

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Marble, Brass

9 Drawer Negligee Chest by Maitland Smith in Faux Malachite Finish
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Chic narrow 9 drawer chest by Maitland Smith, having a faux malachite finish with brass hand grip pulls. Possibly originally designed as a negligee chest, this stylish piece can also...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Boxes

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Brass

Maitland Smith Pen Shell Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
A Maitland Smith pen shell box having chrome straps with buckles.
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Chrome

Maitland Smith Asian Influence Lacquer Box Ball & Claw Feet
By Maitland Smith
Located in Toledo, OH
Maitland Smith Asian influence lacquer finish. Painted figures walking through a garden landscape. Top brass hands detail. Brass ball and claw feet.
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1980s North American Chinoiserie Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

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Wood

Faux Tortoise Shell Brass Hands Hinge Lid Box After Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Faux tortoise shell brass hands hinge lid box after Maitland Smith. Item features brass hand figures, faux tortoise shell case, hinge lid, very nice vintage item, quality craftsmansh...
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Late 20th Century Regency Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Brass

Maitland Smith Leather Bound Books Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful leather bound hideaway box. The box is in very good condition and is perfect for hiding things from your kids. The box measures 12 wide x 8 deep x 8 inches tall.
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1990s Asian Georgian Maitland Smith Boxes

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Leather

Chest on Stand by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic chest on stand was created by Maitland Smith in the 1980s-1990s and is fabricated in tessellated marble and a hand-carved mahogany stand. Note: Box dimension...
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Late 20th Century North Korean Georgian Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Marble

Rare Vintage Red Coral Tile Decorative Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Luxurious red coral box from Maitland-Smith. This beautiful box crafted of authentic red coral tiles is luxurious and glamorous. Each of the pieces that compiles this box has its nat...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Coral

Stone Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tessellated stone box made by Maitland Smith. Travertine exterior with felt limed interior. Perfect as a desk accessory or pencil holder. Complementary delivery in the Los Angeles /...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone

Regency Style Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic English Regency style domed box with its marquetry woods and brass hardware dates to the 1980s-1990s and was created by Maitland Smith.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Regency Revival Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Brass

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...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone, Travertine, Marble, Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Stone Box on a Stand by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant vintage modern box by Maitland-Smith is made of pink tessellated stone with brass inlay around the edges. Stylish design sits on top of four legs offering convenient access. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Large Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant rare beautiful box by Maitland Smith in tessellated stone with brass accents. circa 1970s, great original condition beautiful mahogany inlaid.
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Plymouth, MA
Elegant Mid-Century Modern box by Maitland-Smith is made of white tessellated stone with brass inlay around the edges. The stylishly designed box sits on top of four legs offering co...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Leather Covered Hat-Form Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish, whimsical and chic storage box dates to the 1980s and was created by Maitland Smith. The deep cordovan leather is highlighted with hand tooled, gilt gold edging.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Romantic Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Leather, Wood

Maitland Smith Tessellated Marble Box on Stand
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Maitland Smith Tessellated marble box on satin polished brass stand from a Palm Beach estate This piece will make the perfect side table as it can store those unsightly re...
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Vintage Maitland Smith Miniature Knee Hole Desk Keepsake Jewelry Box Chest
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Maitland Smith dresser top valet or jewelry box in the shape of a Georgian knee hole writing desk, intricately hand painted with a lattice pattern accented with forget-me-not...
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Late 20th Century Georgian Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Vintage Maitland-Smith Abalone Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage Maitland-Smith Abalone decorative box. This stunning Post Modern/Hollywood Regency Abalone shell box can be used as a decorative cocktail table box or jewelry box. Gorgeous!.
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1980s Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Shell, Abalone

Maitland Smith Jewelry Box, Casket Box, Inlaid, Banded, Keepsake Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
A Detailed Maitland Smith jewelry box of fine form having brass feet and a fully velour lined interior. The outter casket box having two center doors that open and lead to a group of...
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Late 20th Century Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Wood

1980s Hollywood Regency Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble & Brass Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in St. Louis, MO
Vintage Hollywood Regency Maitland-Smith tessellated Maroon / Coral marble & brass trim quadtrefoil form decorative box with hinged lid and wood interior. In fine condition, unmarked...
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Maitland Smith Horn, Abalone and Wood Hinged Octagonal Box Vintage
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Miami, FL
This exquisite and rare vintage Maitland Smith large hinged box box has a beautiful medallion on top of a black stone set into brass. The box is a beautiful combination of horn, abal...
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1970s Philippine Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Brass

Maitland Smith Key Design Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Maitland Smith lidded box. Key design on 4 sides with a peaked lid. Very nicely done. Whimsical Design that has a functional use!
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Early 2000s Thai Modern Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Brass

Faux Tessellated Tortoiseshell Mother-of-Pearl Jewelry Box by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage jewelry box in faux tessellated tortoise shell with mother-of-pearl and Abolone shell edge, circa 1970s. Simple, elegant and unique.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Tortoise Shell, Mother-of-Pearl

Tessellated Horn Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Maitland Smith tessellated horn jewelry box.
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Horn

Large Mainland Smith Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large Maitland Smith jewelry box with mixed stones and brass details.
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1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Bone

Mid Century Modern Maitland Smith Tesselated Stone Lidded Chest Box Vessel 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a lux looking, lidded chest or trinket box, made of tessellated stone over wood, by Maitland Smith, circa the 1970s. In very good vintage condition, with a ...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone

Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Gilt Lidded Box Vessel 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a marvelous, lidded box, made tessellated stone over wood and gilded wood, by Maitland Smith, circa 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions ar...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone

Tessellated Horn Jewelry Box by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tessellated horn jewelry box by Maitland-Smith.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Jade, Brass

Lovely Round Lidded Maitland Smith Red Lacquer & Giltwood Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous round jewel of a red laquered lidded box having gold Asian inspired decoration with dragons and birds.
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1980s Vietnamese Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Wood

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''
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20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith 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.   
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20th Century Asian Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Cast Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Pretty Vintage Leather Wrapped Oval Lidded Box Philippines, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Pretty vintage oval shaped leather box. Lidded wood box covered in leather. Decorative embellishment. Designed by Maitland Smith Label underneath. Made in Ph...
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1980s Philippine Regency Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Leather, Wood

Tessellated Horn Jewelry Box with Adventurine Green Stone Border
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.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone

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...
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1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone, Onyx

Chic Lidded Box in Tessellated Fossilized Coral 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Large hinged box in tessellated fossilized coral with brass inlays around top by Maitland Smith, the Phillipines, 1970's. This box is beautifully crafted.
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1970s Philippine Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Coral, Brass

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.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Lacquered Shell and Bone Tapered Sarcophagus Box, by Maitland- Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lacquered shell and bone tapered sarcophagus box, by Maitland- Smith, complete with buckskin lined interior.
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Bone, Lacquer

Mahogany Cellaret on Castors
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 20th century square cellaret in mahogany by Maitland-Smith with sixteen compartments. The piece also features brass hardware decorated with foliage and castors. A maker's plaqu...
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Late 20th Century Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Brass

Polished Travertine Box and Candlesticks by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1970s tessellated travertine box with velvet lining and sculptured candlesticks by Maitland Smith.  Box- 5.25" high 12" long 8" deep. Lg candlestick- 18" high 6" long 6" deep. S...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Travertine

Large Maitland-Smith Covered Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A faux eggshell lacquer technique, tiger striped box Please see photo with soda can to get a sense of size.
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1970s American Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Wood

Stunning Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Bronze Lizard Handle
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome decorative box of tessellated stone having a fabulous bronze verdigris lizard handle. Box itself is 3" H.
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1970s Thai Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone, Bronze

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...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone, Marble, Sterling Silver

Maitland Smith Black Tessellated Stone Hinged Jewelry Box with Brass Inlays
By Maitland Smith
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Maitland Smith black tessellated stone hinged jewelry box with brass inlays. USA 1970s. Large size jewelry or storage box, centerpiece or decorative container.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Decorative Grey Snakeskin Box and Stand
By Maitland Smith
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Decorative box and stand by Maitland Smith. In Snakeskin and Tessellated stone. Gorgeous shades of grey cover the entire piece with thin borders of stone. Box and Stand are able to b...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone

Tessalated Maitland Smith Faux Horn Gentleman's Dresser Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Ferndale, MI
Elegant wood lined dresser box with hinged lid. Tessalated faux Horn exterior with brass trim. Interior is wood lined. Retains Maitland Smith label.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Acrylic

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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1980s American Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Wood

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a lovely beige tessellated stone box with a square piece of lapis lazuli encased in brass on top of box It was made by Maitland smith and has its tag on bottom.
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1980s American Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Stone

Maitland Smith Leather Wrapped Lidded Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maitland Smith brown leather decoration embellished with an embossed silver tone pattern, interior lined with brown lacquer.
Category

1980s Philippine Modern Vintage Maitland Smith Boxes

Materials

Leather

Maitland Smith boxes for sale on 1stDibs

Maitland Smith boxes are available for sale on 1stDibs. These unique pieces are often made of stone, and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Maitland Smith boxes there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 60 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Maitland Smith's original boxes were created in Asia in the mid-century modern style during the 20th century. Many customers also consider boxes by Casa Bique, Tiffany & Co. and Gorham Manufacturing Company when they are looking for additional options. The prices for Maitland Smith boxes can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $225 and tops out at $3,200, while pieces like these can sell for $1,200 on average.

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