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Oversized Crane Form Lacquer Japanese Lidded Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Oversized crane form lacquer Japanese lidded box. This box is in the form of a seated crane, his long legs tucked beneath his body, Rare large lacquered box in the shape of a crane...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Folk Art Boxes

Materials

Wood

Vintage Jewelry Music Box Hand-Made Made in Italy
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant footed wooden music box in thuya wood. Thuya tree is famous for rich gold and brown shades of its grain and unique exotic fragrance, similar to cedar. Elegant vintage foote...
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1950s Italian Moorish Vintage Boxes

Materials

Fruitwood

Swedish 18th Century Carved Pine Folk Art Painted Box
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Swedish 18th century carved pine painted chest circa 1712. Beautiful painted rustic hinged box, which at over 300 years old is still ready for everyday use. Dated 1712 on the f...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Antique Boxes

Materials

Pine, Paint

21st Century Modern Set of 2 Boxes Lanzarote Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 2 wooden boxes with lid Lanzarote handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Set of 2 wooden boxes with lid Lanzarote W.21 x De.12 x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Boxes

Materials

Gold Leaf

Tiffany American Modern Sterling Silver Box
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1930. Rectangular with straight sides and curved corners. Cover flat and hinged with molded rim. Box interior cedar ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Navajo-Element Decorated Sterling Box
Located in Litchfield, CT
Navajo pin and buttons, circa 1920s, Tiffany sterling box, circa 1950s. Navajo pin and buttons, all American. We have decorated an understated Tiffany & Co sterling box with a magnif...
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20th Century American Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Burmese Yun Lacquer Betel Box, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
In many southeast Asian cultures, offering guests a betel quid to chew was the fundamental symbol of hospitality. A blend of leaves, nuts, seasonings, and sometimes tobacco, betel wa...
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Early 20th Century Burmese Boxes

Materials

Bamboo, Lacquer

Anglo Indian Vintage Micro Mosaic Inlaid Sadeli Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Anglo Indian Moorish style micro mosaic inlaid jewelry box with lid. Vintage Intricate inlaid Anglo Indian box with floral and geometric Moorish Sadeli design in an octagonal shape ...
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Boxes

Materials

Wood

Faux Bamboo Apprentice Chest
Located in Port Chester, NY
A charming example of 19th century apprentice miniatures, complete with original wire drawer pulls. The interiors of the drawers are quite clean. The piece came to us with metal brac...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Boxes

Materials

Pine

Rare Miniature Gilt Bronze and Enamel Salon
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rare miniature gilt bronze and enamel salon, consisting of a small sofa, two armchairs, two chairs, a fire screen and a centre table serving as a music box, the enamelled plates are ...
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1880s Austrian Napoleon III Antique Boxes

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

Round Blue Lapis Lazuli and Marble Stone Jewelry or Trinket Box with Lid
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Beautiful blue Lapis Lazuli and Carrara marble stone jewelry box. Created from genuine blue Lapis Lazuli, this box is low in profile and round in form. This lovely jewelry or trinket...
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20th Century Indian Folk Art Boxes

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Carrara Marble

Bone, Horn Inlay Box
Located in New York, NY
Large scale keepsake, letter box with beveled horn pieces set in natural bone framework. Lined in wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Boxes

Materials

Bone, Horn

Miniature Hasamibako Travelling Chest Edo Period Late 18th Early 19th Century
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A late 18th or early 19th-century Edo period hasamibako [travelling chest] of diminutive small proportions. The rectangular box and flush fitting cover, decorated in gold hiramak...
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Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Boxes

Materials

Lacquer

20th Century Russian Silver Trompe L'oeil Cigar Box, Ovchinnikov
By Fedor Ovchinnikov
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique early 20th century Imperial Russian solid silver tromp l'oeil cigar box, rectangular, the hinged cover, sides and base chased and engraved to simulate woodgrain and tobacco t...
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Early 1900s Russian Antique Boxes

Materials

Silver

Grey Tubular Design Bone Lidded Box, Indonesian, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Shades of grey bone in rounded tubular shapes divided by cream bone to form a design on top and sides of the rectangular shaped box. Decorative and functional lidded box.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Boxes

Materials

Bone

Russian Babushka Papier Mâché Tea Caddy, 19th Century
Located in Lewiston, NY
A delightful Russian tea caddy from the Romanov era, period of Tsar Alexander III, rectangular, the hinged cover painted with woman wearing a babushka seated outdoors next to a dacha...
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Mid-19th Century Russian Folk Art Antique Boxes

Materials

Lacquer

1920s Tobacco Tin Box, Antwerp, Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique tobacco tin from the 1920s. An Early 20th century large tobacco tin, tobacco box, tobacco storage box made of metal. This antique lithographic shop tin for tobacco was ma...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Boxes

Materials

Metal, Tin

Clara Box in Brown and Cream by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A square brown and cream decorative resin box featuring a striped pattern of varying thicknesses.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Boxes

Materials

Resin

American Cut Glass and Silver Tobacco Jar
Located in New Orleans, LA
This resplendent tobacco jar by Bailey, Banks & Biddle of Philadelphia features a beautiful sterling silver lid atop a body of elegant cut-to-clear glass. The lid is adorned with a w...
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Late 19th Century American Other Antique Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Bone and Teak Flower Pattern Inlaid Box
Located in Stamford, CT
Bone and teakwood inlaid box decorated with flower pattern throughout. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor finish loss.
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20th Century Boxes

Materials

Bone, Teak

Vintage Chinese Woven Wicker Eagle Box
Located in San Diego, CA
A very rare and hard to find vintage Chinese woven wicker eagle box with removable lid (head) and glass eyes, circa 1940s. The detail and hand made craftsmanship of the piece is abso...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Boxes

Materials

Wicker, Glass

Antique Scottish Stuart Tartanware Tea Caddy Circa 1860 Victorian
Located in London, GB
A 19th century Stuart Tartanware tea caddy. A single compartment caddy, marked Stuart to lid; 4 1/4 inches (11 cm) Tall by 4 1/4 inches (11 cm) Wide by 4 inches (10.2 cm) Deep. This ...
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1860s Scottish Victorian Antique Boxes

Materials

Wood

Vintage Metal and Wire Milk Crate Basket
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Square vintage milk crate, metal and wire in original blue finish. The original markings of the dairy where the milk was produced is marked on one side; The Mitchell Dairy. This is a...
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1960s American Industrial Vintage Boxes

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Dresser Top Jewelry Chest / Box
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A four drawer jewelry chest / box with upper and lower storage having an area between the two for laying out your pieces to try on. The medium dark walnut with fine graining and the ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Boxes

Materials

Walnut

Sweet Limoges France Sleeping Cat in Chair Hand Painted Porcelain Trinket Box
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautiful Limoges porcelain chair shaped trinket box features an adorable black and white sleeping cat snuggled up on the chair's seat. The chair is handmade and hand painted in Fran...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

Chinese Red Lacquer Double Hat Box, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
No self-respecting man in Qing-dynasty China would leave the house without some kind of hat. In fact, headgear was so central to social status that even the containers used to store ...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Boxes

Materials

Brass

Pair of Studio Craft Solid Wood Nesting Boxes with Sculptural Lids, circa 1980
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An alluring pair of handmade nesting boxes in contrasting finishes and with sensually carved lids, each separating into smaller components perfect for storing small objects such as j...
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20th Century Canadian Organic Modern Boxes

Materials

Wood

Quitandeira, Traditional Fruit Box in Glass, by Tiago Curioni
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
To perpetuate the memorable wooden boxes at fairs in Brazil, the architect and designer Tiago Curioni, a Brazilian based in Portugal, recreated the glass boxes, in a limited series o...
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2010s Brazilian Minimalist Boxes

Materials

Glass

Antique Printing Drawer with Metal Numbering, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique Printing Drawer with Metal Numbering, Spain circa 1950. In original condition, wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials: Wood Metal ...
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1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Boxes

Materials

Metal

19th Century Russian Solid Silver & Enamel Stamp Box, c.1888
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
19th century Russian silver and hand painted champleve enamel stamp box, the lid depicting a bird carrying a letter in its beak, all side decorated with stylised floral design, the i...
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19th Century Russian Antique Boxes

Materials

Silver, Enamel

Vintage Gold Jewelry Box in the Shape of a Heart
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage gold jewelry box in the shape of a heart Size: 4 x 2 x 1.25.
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Early 2000s Indian Bohemian Boxes

Materials

Brass

Silver and Tropical wood William Spratling style Dominoes Set
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Amazing Wiliam Spratling Style Dominoes set made of tropical wood and silver inlay.     
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1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage Boxes

Materials

Silver

Gilt Heavy Bronze Repousse Rectangular Jewelry/Decorative Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a gilt bronze repousse rectangular jewelry/decorative box. It features in the top of the lid a scene of Don Quixote riding his horse at the same time that some sheep are runn...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Baroque Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Majolica Money Bank Squirrel Onnaing, Circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica money bank squirrel signed Onnaing, Circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Country Antique Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

French Art Deco Cigarette Box or Makeup Pencil Holder by Marius Agogue Loiret
Located in Arles, FR
French Art Deco cigarette box, France, late 1930s. Mahogany and birch woods. Would make a wonderful makeup pencil or brush holder on a vanity. This very decorative box would look g...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Boxes

Materials

Mahogany, Birch

17th Century Late Stuart Period Diminutive Olive Oyster Lace box
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A fine and rare Charles II / William and Mary 17th-century olive oyster lace box of small proportions with parquetry star inlay. C.1670-1700. England The cross-grain moulded and h...
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17th Century English William and Mary Antique Boxes

Materials

Olive

Flair Edition Square Decorative Box in Grey and Clear Lucite, Italy, 2021
Located in Firenze, IT
Decorative box in grey plexiglass base and sandblasted clear lucite top with pyramid motif, Italy, 2021.
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2010s Italian Boxes

Materials

Plexiglass

James Bearden Containment Box
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural "Containment" box, a footed vessel in blackened steel and dyed bronze by American artist James Bearden. First in a new series. Lid lifts off revealing interior space; circ...
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2010s American Modern Boxes

Materials

Bronze, Steel

Contemporary Large Burgundy Leather Shell Box with Brown Velvet Lining
Located in Toronto, ON
Sourced n a trip to Italy, these sophisticated hand-made leather boxes come from Florence. Florence is known for working with the highest quality of leathers. This large burgundy lea...
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2010s Italian Boxes

Materials

Leather, Velvet

Contemporary Bronze Incense Box or ashtray, Lines by Reda Amalou, 2020
Located in Paris, FR
The bronze incense box or ashtray is designed with a patterned removable top. The motif used here, a repetition of lines and voids, has been developed by Reda Amalou and is used in s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Boxes

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Black and Cream Zig Zag Pattern Bone Lidded Box, Indonesia, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Indonesian inlaid black and cream bone zig zag pattern box. Patterned border on the sides of the lid. Hinged lid. ARRIVAL TBD    
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Boxes

Materials

Bone

Antique German Glass and Filigree Silver Plated Box, 1900s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A gorgeous glass trinket box with some ormolu adornments. The hinged top featuring a City view of a Church or Castle. No restoration has been carried out on this charming little trin...
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Early 1900s German Hollywood Regency Antique Boxes

Materials

Silver Plate

Tommi Parzinger Brass Butler or Chocolate Box Mid-Century Modern
Located in North Miami, FL
This Mid-Century Modern Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths is hallmarked on the back. This chic brass box back in the times of the 1950s was s silent butler tray to pick up the ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage Patinated Leather and Brass Box
Located in San Diego, CA
Meticulousy crafted hexagon saddle leather box with brass. Box has great patina and craftsmanship, missing a small top hinge as pictured which is an easy repair by adding or removing...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Boxes

Materials

Brass

Ornate Antique Sterling Silver Pink Porcelain Vanity Powder Jar Trinket Box
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Gorgeous trinket box or powder jar featuring an ornate scroll and lattice design sterling silver overlay over a pretty pink porcelain. The mark on the bottom is not legible.
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Early 20th Century Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Caribbean Mahogany Hinged Pedestal Tea Poy with Foliage Carvings, Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
Caribbean mahogany hinged pedestal tea poy with fitted interior, foliate carvings, and resting on the original scrolled feet. Early 19th century.
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1820s Caribbean Anglo-Indian Antique Boxes

Materials

Brass

Chinese Lotus Leaf Incense Box, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted of fine hardwood, this petite 19th-century box is highly decorated and raised upon a footed base designed to resemble a waisted kang table. The sliding lid is carved with a f...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Boxes

Materials

Hardwood

Carved Silver Box, 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Carved silver box, 20th century. Small silver box carved with a great variety of motifs, all belonging to different artistic traditions based on Roman classicism. On the cover, th...
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20th Century European Rococo Revival Boxes

Materials

Silver

19th Century Sculpted Wood Box, Probably Central Europe
Located in Dubai, AE
"Black Forest" style Sculpted wood box - Probably Central Europe, 19th century Inside with original velvet Absence of key.
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19th Century European Black Forest Antique Boxes

Materials

Wood

Diamond Pattern Horn, Bone Box
Located in New York, NY
Diamond pattern horn keepsake, letter box with bone inlay stripes lined in wood. A great coffee table, desk accessory to store remotes or to store papers etc.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Organic Modern Boxes

Materials

Horn

1950's English Silver-Plated Cigarette Box
Located in Paris, FR
Silver-plated cigarette or cigar box handcrafted by notable silversmith the Harman Brothers in England in the 1950s. Delicately crafted with raised feet, lined with wood and flower h...
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20th Century English Boxes

Materials

Silver Plate

Art Deco Box 'Sandoz' Fox
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art Deco box (Sandoz) fox Artist Eduardo Marcel Sandoz Porcelain Limoge for Theodore Havilan circa 1921 perfect condition without restorations.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

Maitland Smith Tessellated Shell Tissue Box with Seahorse Figural Accents
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) ...
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20th Century Philippine Modern Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl

Antique “KRAFT AL PACCA” German Shagreen Cigarette Case
Located in Beirut, LB
Black lacquered silver Cigarette case, has particularly lovely shagreen (GALUCHAT) band on the top. Stamped “Kraft Al Pacca” and “Argent” from the inside. The wonderful Galuchat m...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Boxes

Materials

Silver

Vintage Silver Box, 1921
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage silver box is a precious decorative object realized in 1921 Very elegant box in silver, made at the beginning of 1900s. Marked G.N 1921 on the cover; other marks on the...
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1920s European Vintage Boxes

Materials

Silver

21st Century Modern Set of 2 Boxes Madagáscar Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 2 wooden boxes with lid Madagáscar handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Set of 2 wooden boxes with lid Madagáscar W.30 x De.17...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Boxes

Materials

Metal

Rectangular Brass Box with a Pink Straw Marquetry Lid by Ginger Brown
Located in Bourguebus, FR
This lovely rectangular brass box with rounded corners, is made of brushed brass with a lid covered of straw marquetry. The radial design of the straw reminds the great Art deco pe...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Boxes

Materials

Brass

Contemporary French Green Malachite Stone Box
Located in Toronto, ON
Bring St. Petersburg into your home with one of these Malachite boxes from Paris. The Winter Palace in Russia contains one of the most outstanding displays of this gemstone in a room...
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2010s French Boxes

Materials

Malachite

Vintage, Mid-Century and Antique Boxes

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.