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Petite Ormolu Micro Mosaic Pill Box Millefiori Venice Italy, Vintage
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A gorgeous petite micro mosaic pill box. The top featuring micro mosaic made flowers. No restoration has been carried out on this charming little box, which remains in very stabile a...
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Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Metal, Ormolu

Vintage Midcentury Walnut Magazine Rack by Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut magazine rack. By Arthur Umanoff for Washington Woodcraft. Constructed in walnut spindles rack with cutout handle. Good vintage condition. Timeless and Mini...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Walnut

1950s Enameled Original Box by Piero Fornasetti 'p'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Wonderful and extraordinary vintage Fornasetti box. It has a enameled metal cover with Fornasetti's iconic monumental architecture and a metal inner compartment. The bottom is red fe...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Metal

1950s Enameled Original Box by Piero Fornasetti 'q'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Wonderful and extraordinary vintage Fornasetti box. It has a enameled metal cover with Fornasetti's iconic graphics, showing three hot air balloons in vivid colors. The inner compart...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Metal

1950s Enameled Original Box by Piero Fornasetti 'r'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Wonderful and extraordinary vintage Fornasetti box. It has an enameled metal cover with Fornasetti's iconic graphics, showing people silhouette in black and beige. The inner compartm...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Metal

Black Forest Style Wooden Carved Trinket Box in the Shape of an Owl
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful German Black Forest style hand carved trinket box or tea caddy made in the shape of an owl. The black-colored owl has adorable orange eyes. Dimensions: Height 25.5 cm / 10...
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German Black Forest Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Wood

1950s Sun Engine Diagostic Testing Machine, Machanics Cabinet
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s sun engine diagnostic testing machine – Mechanic’s cabinet. We saw this in a barn in France and couldn’t resist it as the graphics and colors just take us back to that heyday o...
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Central American Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Metal

1950s Original Suroy Large Storage Crate
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s original Suroy large storage crate. In 1853 the textile industrial revolution arrived in Loos, Nord France with the formation of the Esquermes factory by Alfred Thirez. The fac...
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French Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Line Vautrin, 'Il pleure dans mon cœur' ''Tears Inside My Heart''
Located in Paris, FR
Silvered bronze signed “Line Vautrin” Size: 7 x 7.5 x 1.2 cm.    
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Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Dutch Top Roll Tambour Sewing Box Beech, the Netherlands, 1950
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Very nice top-roll tambour sewing box by unknown Dutch designer, the Netherlands, 1950. This beautiful sewing box is made of beechwood with tapered legs. The tambour top rolls around...
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Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Beech

Patinated Bronze Bird Keepsake Box / Inkwell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bronze bird that can be used as a pen holder / ink well, or as a keepsake box, circa 1950s. Triple triangular perforated back is removable. Beautiful patinated finish. Very fine, vi...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Ottaviani Italian Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver Lidded Box with Crab Figure
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern wood box with sterling silver lid with ornamental crab figure, made by Ottaviani. The piece was made during the 1950s and is marked 'Ottaviani' and '925' i...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Ottaviani Italian Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver Lidded Box with Shell Decor
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern rectangular shape wood box with Sterling silver lid with a shell decor, made by Ottaviani. The piece was made during the 1950s and is marked 'Ottaviani' an...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Ottaviani Italian Midcentury Enameled Sterling Silver Box with Card Theme
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern rectangular shape wood box with partially enameled sterling silver lid with a decorative playing cards theme, made by Ottaviani. The piece was made during ...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Piero Fornasetti, Wooden Box, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Wooden box with Meander decor, designed by Piero Fornasetti. Marked in the bottom.
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

1950s French Yellow Gold and Diamond Box by Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage French 18-karat yellow gold box by Van Cleef & Arpels; an addition to our diverse ornamental collection. This exceptional vintage Frenc...
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French Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Gold

Wooden and Enamel Alfred Klitgaard Desk Top Storage Box
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Scandinavian Modern wooden desk top storage box by Alfred Klitgaard. The piece was originally designed as a humidor box and has an enamel decorated top. Signed by Klitgaard and ...
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Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Enamel

Polia Pillin California Studio Pottery Seated Girl with Bird Lidded Trinket Box
Located in Pasadena, CA
Large ceramic lidded trinket box in shades of blue with decoration of a seated woman and bird. Created by Polia Pillin of Los Angeles, California, circa 1950s-1960s. Box measures 2.5...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Anton Michelsen Sterling and Enamel Box, circa 1950s
Located in Litchfield, CT
Sterling, designed by Erik Herlow for A. Michelsen, Denmark, circa 1950s. This gorgeous sterling box features a compass rose motif in the blue enamel Michelsen is famous for. Redolen...
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Danish Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Hermes Gold Box
Located in Litchfield, CT
18-Karat, Hermes, France. Parisian luxe at its brilliantly styled best, this gorgeous 18-karat gold box is a poignant reminder of all we love about Hermes. Very heavy ( 172.1 grams) ...
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French Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Gold

Set of Majolica Pottery Ceramic Corn Tureen Box with Tray Platter & Cover
Located in Coimbra, PT
A lovely set of Majolica glazed ceramic corn on the cob in green and yellow colors. Manufactured in Portugal al the fifties. With polychrome decoration in relief of corn cobs and lea...
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Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic, Earthenware, Majolica, Pottery

Fratelli Toso Murano Light Green Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Decorative Box
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous, elegant and delicate vintage Murano hand blown sea foam green and gold flecks art glass decorative vanity box. Attributed to the Fratelli Toso Company, with intact Murano l...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Silvered Bronze Paperweight and Ruler "Le Louvre"
Located in Brussels, BE
"Le Louvre" is a paperweight or a decorative object for your table, the shape was simply imagined by Line Vautrin who admired the buildings of the Louvre Museum in Paris. On the fro...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Silvered Bronze Box "De la poudre et des bals !"
Located in Brussels, BE
"Powder and balls" is a two-way message, imagined by Line Vautrin on the eve of the Second World War, the first message was powder from a compact to go out at the ball at night, the ...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Gilded Bronze Box "Neptune"
Located in Brussels, BE
The lid of this box represents Neptune (Poseidon) brother of Zeus (Jupiter). We can find his symbols, the seahorse, the dolphin, the fish and the Trident. Neptune was the protector...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Silvered Bronze Box "La Prière De Saint François"
Located in Brussels, BE
The prayer of Saint Francois, a large silvered bronze box. We can read on the cover Lord make me the instrument of your peace Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where is th...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Gilded Bronze Box "L'homme d'affaires"
Located in Brussels, BE
Line Vautrin hated numbers, and, overwhelmed by management problems that she decided to close her shop on rue de l'Université in Paris in the 1960s. The "Le comptable" (the accounta...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Silvered Bronze Box "Les Roseaux à visage humain"
Located in Brussels, BE
The reeds with human face is a double-sided box in silvered bronze. On the upper part (the lid that opens from the front), we see a series of simulated reeds in motion, the flowers ...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Sterling Silver and Rosewood Hinged Box Mid-Century Modern
Located in North Miami, FL
This sterling silver substantial hallmarked Mid-Century Modern box has a beautiful ebonized rosewood interior. The Mayan Aztec design that is drawn is symbolic of a heritage that is ...
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Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hermès Sterling Silver Box circa 1950s by Ravinet d’Enfert
Located in London, GB
A truly luxurious find, I have only ever seen these before in silver plate, this one in sterling silver with the "Minerva" mark (corresponding to 950/1000 for French silver). The ...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver Plate

French Wrought-Iron Key Box, 1950s
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French wrought-iron key box, France, 1950s. Measures: Width 10.6"(27cm), height 7"(17.7cm), depth 2.3"(6cm).
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French French Provincial Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wrought Iron

English Modern Sterling Silver Box
Located in New York, NY
George VI sterling silver box. Made by Wakely & Wheeler in London in 1950. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover flat and hinged with reeded rim. Base rim same. Box interior cedar l...
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English Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Card Case by Comyns of London, circa 1959
Located in valatie, NY
Sterling silver card case by Comyns of London, circa 1959. Comyns is one of the oldest and most prestigious English silversmiths. The case has a repoussé scene of people in a garden ...
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English Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Fused Glass Higgins Style Sculptural Box Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This amazing glass box is a special combination of Higgins style fused glass meets Brutalist design in execution. It is sculptural and unique. This is a studio piece and one of a ki...
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Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Blown Glass, Glass

French 1950s Rosewood and Lucite Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant hand-carved modernist decorative lidded box. Rectangular shape with solid rosewood and crystal clear Lucite on sides, ornate with off-white Galalith stick handle. The origina...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Acrylic, Lucite, Plexiglass, Wood, Rosewood

Jewelry Italian Box by Fontana Arte in Blue Art Glass, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A wonderful blue art glass box made by Fontana Arte, Italy in 1950. The box is made with a wallet opening lid, and in each of its facades we find beautiful glass inserts of Fontana A...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Italian Jewelry Box by Fontana Arte in Rose Gold Glass, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A wonderful rose gold or antique rose crystal box made by Fontana Arte, Italy in 1950. The lid of the box is made of crystal glass with faceted or carved weave where the box, jewel c...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Crystal, Brass

Cartier 1950s Brass Copper Enigma Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sophisticated 1950s copper and brass decorative box by Cartier. This is a puzzle box that uses Leonardo da Vinci's specular writing technique*. If you look at the box in the normal w...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal, Brass, Copper

Line Vautrin J'ai Grand Appetit de Vous Bronze Dore Box, France, circa 1952-1955
Located in New York, NY
Coupled with “Certificate of Authenticity” from Comite Line Vautrin in Paris, headed by the artist's daughter, Marie-Laure Bonnaud-Vautrin.   
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French Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bronze

20th Century English Presentation 18-Karat Solid Gold and Enamel Snuff Box
Located in London, London
Stunning 20th century English presentation three-colored 18-karat gold snuff box, of rectangular form with slightly inverted sides, beautifully engraved with engine turned decoration...
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English Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Gold, Enamel

Line Vautrin 'La Balayeuse Du Sacré Coeur' Silvered Bronze Box
Located in Brussels, BE
A very rare box by Line Vautrin called "La balayeuse du Sacré Coeur" (The Sacré Coeur Sweeper) This box depicts a sweeper working on Basilique du Sacré coeur stairs in Paris (Montm...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Paolo De Poli 1950s Rosewood and Enamel Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful 1950s decorative lidded box by Paolo De Poli, Italy, design commonly attributed to Gio Ponti. Rectangular shape with rosewood base, enamel on copper lid with black wood fin...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal, Copper, Enamel

Ettore Sottsass for Rinnovel Italian Mid-Century Modern Aluminum Ice Buckets
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern pair of aluminum ice buckets; one silver and the other gold, designed by Ettore Sottsass for Rinnovel. Both pieces are in the shape of an apple and are ent...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

Guido Gambone Ceramic Box, circa 1950, Italy
Located in Brussels, BE
Very nice Guido Gambone rectangular box, circa 1950, Italy. Abstract hand painted decor in red-orange and black on white glazed ceramic. Signed Gambone, Italy with donkey mark. Di...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Hans Hansen Box in Rosewood and Silver Inlays Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare box in rosewood with silver inlays designed by Hans Hansen. Produced in Denmark.
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Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver

Italian Midcentury Aluminum Table Ice Bucket Mod. 510 by Munari for Tre A, 1955
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian midcentury aluminum table ice bucket Mod. 510 by Munari for Tre A, 1955 Electric blue anodized aluminum table ice bucket Mod. 510, winner of the Compasso d'Oro. Designed by...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

20th Century French Metal Book Imitation Safe, 1950s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice and original piece! 20th century French metal book imitation safe from the 1920s. Imitation of five large books: "Anatomie humaine, H.Rouviere", "le Buffon de la jeunesse,...
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French Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal

French Line Vautrin "Heureux Parmi La Foule" Silvered Bronze Box
Located in Brussels, BE
A very rare silvered bronze box "Heureux parmi la foule", represents a single man smiling with an happy face among the crowd, manufactured by Line Vautrin in the 1950s, it has an exc...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Line Vautrin Gilded Bronze Box "L'Altruisme est Amour"
Located in Brussels, BE
A beautiful and rare gilded bronze box with a rebus "Altruisme is Love" (Lal-Truie-S-Me-Haie-Amour) imagined by the poetess of metal, Line Vautrin. We are located in Belgium, we p...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Miniature Faux Library Drawers
Located in Riverdale, NY
Decorative faux library drawers made for desktop use. A silk tassel undoes the front faux library panel of leather bound books which folds down to reveal interior wood drawers. The e...
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Italian Baroque Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood, Leather

Jacques Adnet Style Leather Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Adnet style leather box with contrast stitching. Inside lined with wood. Equestrian themed box with saddle leather. Looks like it was made to hold cigarettes or playing cards. Great ...
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French Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Rosenthal Netter Ashtray
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage ceramic ashtray by Italian potter Rosenthal Netter with beautiful sky blue stripes. Marked underneath and in perfect condition!   
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Italian Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

1950s French Agate & Silver Plated Vide Pouche
Located in Aspen, CO
1950s French vide pouche box featuring an agate stone lid with a silver plated base. Lined in fabric.
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European Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Agate

Ceramic Box by Guido Gambone Abstract Hand Painted Decor
Located in Brussels, BE
Beautiful ceramic box by Guido Gambone with abstract decor in pale green, dark brown and blue, circa 1950-1960. About Guido Gambone Guido Gambone (1909 Montella IT - 1969 Firenz...
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Italian Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Blue Jewelry Music Box, 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. Lined in brown velvet...
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Italian Moorish Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Fruitwood

Vintage Italian 1950s Murano Glass Box "Seguso Vetri D' Arte" By Flavio Poli
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Seguso Italy, 1950s Vintage lidded box in yellow Murano glass entitled "Seguso Vetri d' Arte" by the Italian artist Flavio Poli (1900-1984). Measures: H 14 x Ø 16 cm.
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Italian Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Murano Glass

Ceramic Round Lided Box by Guido Gambone Abstract Hand Painted Decor
Located in Brussels, BE
Ceramic lided box, hand painted abstract decor in black, yellow green and blue. Signed Guido Gambone and donkey Mark, circa 1950-1960. About Guido Gambone Guido Gambone (1909 ...
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Italian Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Textile Factory Industrial Stack Able Boxes Bu Suroy 'FRANCE', circa 1950
Located in Roubaix, FR
Textile Factory Industrial boxes by manufacturer Suroy (North of France) in dark red very strong boiled cardboard with rivets and iron circa 1950 sold minimum by 4 boxes.
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French Industrial Vintage 1950s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal