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Modern Decorative Boxes

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Set/2 Pots, Ceramic Pots, Green, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Chaucer Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic pots with lid, perfect to be displa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Set/5 Ceramic Pots, White & Grey, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Graham pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes three waterproof ceramic pots with lid, perfect to be displ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Set/2 Pots, Ceramic Pots, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Chaucer Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic pots with lid, perfect to be displa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Set/2 Boxes, White and Light-Blue, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Lanzarote Boxes, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. Lanzarote box set includes two wooden boxes, perfect to be displayed together and enr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Gold Leaf

Set/2 Boxes, Wooden Boxes, Cream, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Dandara Boxes, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. Dandara box set includes two wooden boxes, perfect to be displayed together and enrich ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Gold Leaf, Metal

Set/5 Pots, Ceramic Pots, White & Blue, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set of 5 Chaucer Pots and Elliot Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes five waterproof ceramic pots and v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Set/6 Ceramic Pots & Vases, White & Pink, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/6 Pots & Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two ceramic pots and four ceramic vases, both waterpro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

Set/2 Pineapple Ceramic Pots, Black, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Pineapple Decorative Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic pots with lid, perfect t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Set/2 Boxes, Aged Silver, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Madagáscar Boxes, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. Madagáscar box set includes two wooden boxes, perfect to be displayed together and e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Resin

Serving Tray, Calacatta Marble & Cork, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Antuã serving tray, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. A sublime serving tray, Antuã was design to uplift layback moments. A rectang...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Onyx, Marble

Oscar Tusquets Contemporary Leather Starry Pyramid Limited Edition
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Starry Pyramid by Oscar Tusquets and Pere Ventura for Exhibition-event Homo Faber celebrada en Venezia septiembre 2018. Limited edition of 8 A pyramid shaped tabernacle. Leath...
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2010s Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Leather

Set/2 Pots, Ceramic Pots, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Burgess Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic pots with lid, perfect to be displa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass, Metal

Set/ 3 Ceramic Pieces, Pearl Grey, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Serafim, Rocha and Alcobaça Decorative Pieces, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes one waterproof ceramic pot ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Set/5 Ceramic Vases & Bowl, Green,Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/5 Ceramic Vases and Bowl, White & Green, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes four waterproof ceramic vases...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Set/2 Pineapple Ceramic Pots, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Pineapple Decorative Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic pots with lid, perfect t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Set/5 Ceramic Vases and Pots, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/5 Ceramic Vases and Pots, Green & Bronze, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes three waterproof ceramic vas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Set/6 Ceramic Pots & jars, White & Cream, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/6 ceramic pots & vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes three ceramic pots with lid and three vases,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Set/5 Ceramic Pots & Jars, White & Cream, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/5 ceramic pots and vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic pots and three cera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Set/2 Porcelain Pots, Yang Pots, Light Blue, by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/2 Yang Porcelain Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection by Lusitanus Home. Real chinese porcelain waterproof pots with lids in light-blue, produced by hand with traditional methods. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

Set/2 Porcelain Vases, Tang Vases, White, by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/2 Tang Porcelain Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection by Lusitanus Home. Real chinese porcelain vase produced by hand with traditional methods. Waterproof. The nacre finish makes ea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

Set/2 Porcelain Vase & Pot, White, by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/Tang Porcelain vase and Sunce pot with lid, Lusitanus Home Collection by Lusitanus Home. Real chinese porcelain waterproof vase and port with lid produced by hand with traditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

Set/3 Porcelain Vases, DiaoChan Vases, White, by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/3 DiaoChan Porcelain Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection by Lusitanus Home. Real chinese porcelain vase produced by hand with traditional methods. Waterproof. The nacre finish make...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

Set/5 Ceramic Vases and Pots, Bronze, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/5 Ceramic Vases and Pots, Cream & Bronze, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes three waterproof ceramic vas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Set/3 Decorative Boxes and Tray, Cream, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/3 nair decorative boxes and tray gunma, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This set includes two cream lacquered wooden boxes and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Metal

Danish Modern Enameled Abstract Teak Table Box
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Danish modern enameled abstract teak table box Of rectangular form, the top with inset enamel on copper with jewel-like decoration, the lower case with divided interior with two 4-I...
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20th Century Danish Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Copper, Enamel

Grey, Natural Starburst Bone Box
Located in New York, NY
Modernist keepsake, desk box showcaring alternate natural and grey bone hand set tiles on a wood box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wool, Bentwood, Bone

Oyard Inspired Horn Box
Located in New York, NY
Hand made decorative keepsake box featuring a Goyard inspired pattern. Hand incised horn pieces add a uniqueness texture. A great addition to any coffee table or desk. Measures: 12x8.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bone, Horn, Wood

Contemporary Iridescent Pearl Crystal Bowl, Brass and Gold 24 Kt by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of covered bowls by Ghirò Studio. This covered bowl is one of a kind. The material used and the artisanal and artistic workmanship make it unrepeatable. In fact, two...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Gold, Brass

Contemporary 'Pixel' Jewelry Box Handmade Black Wood and Glass by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2022 Collection of Jewelry boxes by Ghirò Studio. 'Pixel' is perfect synthesis of timeless style, innovative design and italian craftsmanship excellence. This box is entirely in woo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Glass, Wood

Contemporary Jewelry Box Handmade Black Wood and Engraved Glass by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2022 Collection of Jewelry boxes by Ghirò Studio. This box is perfect synthesis of timeless style, innovative design and Italian craftsmanship excellence. This box is entirely in wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Glass, Wood

Contemporary Decorative Box Handmade Crystal and Boise De Rose by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2023 Collection of Decorative boxes by Ghiró Studio. The type of craftsmanship and the materials used for the production make this box a unique object, in fact it is impossible to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Vintage Abstract Modernist Green Studio Art Glass Trinket Keepsake Box
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage textured green studio art glass trinket box with abstract modern dots and squiggles, with a mirrored interior. Measure: 10".
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Late 20th Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Art Glass

1980s Maitland Smith Trompe L’oeil Book Box
Located in Naples, FL
Three tooled leather bound volumes with Vintaged gold applique of "Brinton & Stone" form a box for your treasures to hide in; made in the Philippines.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Beige Resin Terrazo Bathroom Set by Paola Valle
Located in Ciudad De México, MX
Terrazzo bathroom set handcrafted in resin and marble. This unique mix of materials creates trendy pieces that will add visual interest to your bath space, and the minimalist design ...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble

Mademoiselle Georges Box III by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Mademoiselle Georges box III by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: D 16 x H 21 cm Material : Glossy glazed ceramic Mademoiselle Georges hails its name from Marguerite Georges,...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

English Modern Sterling Silver Box with Saudi Arabia Association
Located in New York, NY
Elizabeth II sterling silver box. Made by Peter Nicholas & Co Ltd in London in 1989. Rectangular with corner bracket supports and hinged open scroll end handles. Cover hinged and fla...
Category

1980s English Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Black Faceted Dragon Box
Located in New York, NY
Multi dimensional faceted black horn Dragon box lined in wood. A great accessory for remote control storage or desk accessory. Measures: 13x10.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bone, Resin, Wood

Mademoiselle Georges Box I by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Mademoiselle Georges box I by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: D 13 x H 37 cm Material : Glossy glazed ceramic Mademoiselle Georges hails its name from Marguerite Georges, F...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Mademoiselle Georges Box IV by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Mademoiselle Georges box IV by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: W 19 x D 16 x H 34 cm. Material : Glossy glazed ceramic. Mademoiselle Georges hails its name from Marguerite ...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Luxury Alligator Billiards Game Set with Chrome & Glass Detailing
Located in Milan, IT
With a continued desire to push the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry, IMPATIA unveils a brand new contemporary billiards set crafted from Mississippiensis a...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Chrome

Contemporary Black Alligator Poker Game Set
Located in Milan, IT
With a continued desire to push the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry, IMPATIA unveils a brand new contemporary poker set crafted from Mississippiensis allig...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Chrome

Bespoke Orange Alligator Backgamoon Chip Set Box
Located in Milan, IT
With a continued desire to push the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry, IMPATIA unveils a brand new contemporary Backgammon chip set crafted from Mississippie...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Chrome

Mademoiselle Georges Box II by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Mademoiselle Georges box II by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: D 13 x H 25 cm Material : Glossy glazed ceramic Mademoiselle Georges hails its name from Marguerite Georges, ...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Serving Tray, Calacatta Marble & Cork, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Guadiana serving tray, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. A sublime serving tray, Guadiana was designed to uplift layback moments. A rec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Onyx, Marble

Xalitla Box by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Xalitla box by Onora Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm Materials: Freehand painted wood Hand painted tea box from Xalitla, Guerrero. The scenes painted on each piece portray everyday life ...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Tzompantli Box by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Tzompantli box by Onora Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 18 cm Materials: carved obsidian or marble. The Tzompantli box references the altars raised in honor of the human sacrifices made t...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble

Set of 3 Xalitla Box by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 Xalitla box by Onora Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm Materials: Freehand painted wood Hand painted tea box from Xalitla, Guerrero. The scenes painted on each piece portray every...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Tronador Square Blue Onyx Stone Box
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
The shape of the inactive Tronador volcano reminded us of the pyramid shaped idea of our boxes that make up this collection. With a rectangular or square base, the box is a reflectio...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Onyx

Guaje Oli Gourd by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Guaje Oli Gourd by Onora Dimensions: 37 x 25 cm Materials: Gourd, Natural pigments mixed with chia oil and then hand burnished with river stones Guaje is a fruit, each piece has a...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Other

Guaje Oli Gourd by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Guaje oli gourd by Onora Dimensions: 37 x 25 cm Materials: Gourd, Natural pigments mixed with chia oil and then hand burnished with river stones Guaje is a fruit, each piece has a...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Other

Xalitla Box by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Xalitla box by Onora Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm Materials: Freehand painted wood Hand painted tea box from Xalitla, Guerrero. The scenes painted on each piece portray everyday life ...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Xalitla Box by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Xalitla box by Onora Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm Materials: Freehand painted wood Hand painted tea box from Xalitla, Guerrero. The scenes painted on each piece portray everyday life ...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Oli Mitzli Box by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Oli Mitzli box by Onora Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 19 cm Materials: Oil mixed with minerals and natural pigments all extracted from the earth Available in white felines with black ey...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

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Other

Guaje Tema Filigrana Gourd by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Guaje Tema Filigrana Gourd by Onora One of a Kind Dimensions: D 28 x 24 cm Materials: Gourd, Natural pigments mixed with chia oil and then hand burnished with river stones Coll...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

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Other

Guaje Oli Gourd by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Guaje oli gourd by Onora Dimensions: 37 x 25 cm Materials: gourd, natural pigments mixed with chia oil and then hand burnished with river stones Guaje is a fruit, each piece has a...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Other

Guaje Oli Gourd by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Guaje oli gourd by Onora Dimensions: 37 x 25 cm Materials: Gourd, Natural pigments mixed with chia oil and then hand burnished with river stones Guaje is a fruit, each piece has a...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Other

Pair of Small Oli Mitzli Box by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of small Oli Mitzli box by Onora Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 10 cm Materials: Oil mixed with minerals and natural pigments all extracted from the earth Available in white felines w...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

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Other

Guaje Tema Filigrana Gourd by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Guaje tema filigrana gourd by Onora One of a Kind Dimensions: 40 cm Materials: Gourd, natural pigments mixed with chia oil and then hand burnished with river stones Collection ...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Boxes

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Other

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