Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 16

Rare Donald Deskey New York City Times Square Box



Very rare only a few know to exist. Signed deskey and with monogram DV in the design lacquered wood with an applied ink on paper work under lacquer circa 1926. produced by Deskey-Vollmer, New York. David A. Hanks and Jennifer Toher, Donald Deskey: Decorative Designs and Interiors, New York, 1987, p. 9 J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern 1925-1940: Design for a New Age, New York, 2000 (for a related cigarette box from the collection of John C. Waddell) The iconography Deskey chose to portray recounts a "night on the town'' in New York City, similar in subject to the “Jazz” bowl series later designed by Viktor Schreckengost in 1931. Neon signs of Times Square and towering skyscrapers reference the city’s evolution and capture the vibrant energy and speed of the era.


  • Creator
    Donald Deskey (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.13 in. (5.42 cm)Width: 7.63 in. (19.39 cm)Depth: 3.88 in. (9.86 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU820210867111

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: St. Louis, MO
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in St. Louis, MO
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1993
1stDibs seller since 2006
445 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Tiffany Studios New York "Scarab" Mosaic Box
By Tiffany Studios
Located in New York, NY
An incredibly rare example of Louis Comfort Tiffany's work in small scale, this round Tiffany Studios New York "Scarab" gilt bronze-covered box is decorated with vivid mosaics of red...

Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes



Tiffany Studios New York Enameled Copper "Olive" Covered Box
By Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stonebridge Glass Co.
Located in New York, NY
This Tiffany Studios New York covered box by Louis Comfort Tiffany, covered with an enamel "Olive" motif, was executed by the Enamelware Department of The Stonebridge Glass Company i...

Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes



English Decorative Box for Revlon, New York, circa 1960s
By Revlon
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful English made decorative box for Revlon make-up company, New York, circa 1960s. Box, with lid, has a hexagon shape and vibrant colors/design. A great decorative piece...

Vintage 1960s English Decorative Boxes



Modern Handwrought Sterling Silver & Malachite Box by New York Maker
By William Seitz
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver and malachite box. Made by William Seitz in New York, circa 1970. Oval with plain spread foot. Thick and tapering finial on oval ground mounted to flush malach...

Late 20th Century American Modern Sterling Silver


Malachite, Sterling Silver

Silver and Enamel Box, E.F. Caldwell, New York, circa 1920
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Silver and enamel box, E.F. Caldwell, New York, circa 1920. Depicting the golfer Bobby Jones.

Early 20th Century American Decorative Boxes


Enamel, Silver

Czech Square Malachite Glass Box
Located in Troy, MI
Bohemian malachite glass square dresser box with floral details, circa 1930s.

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Decorative Boxes



American Bronze and Enameled Box/Humidor by E.F. Caldwell, New York, 1900s
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
An American Gothic Revival bronze and enamelled box/humidor. By Edward F. Caldwell & Co. Inc., New York, first quarter of 1900s. The rectangular hinged top decorated with a lady p...

Vintage 1910s American Gothic Decorative Boxes


Bronze, Enamel

Square Cut Crystal Glass Box
Located in Chicago, IL
Square cut crystal and ormolu casket box.

Mid-20th Century Decorative Boxes



The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery