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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Nickel Lorin Marsh Quilted Transitional Box
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern black lacquered polished nickel Lorin Marsh quilted transitional box.
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20th Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Nickel

Modernist Java Shagreen Box with Sculptural Bronze Handle by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
This refined and sophisticated modernist box was realized by the celebrated Parisian design firm R&Y Agousti. It features a volumetric circular java shagreen body that opens via a re...
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20th Century French Modern Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Lucite Box with Signed Foiled Enameled Cloisonné Abstract Top Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This Lucite and mixed-media box, vessel or container has a removable foiled enameled cloisonné top with a spectacular signed artistic design. The abstract top that looks like a paint...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Enamel, Foil

Black Shagreen Tissue Box
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian black Shagreen tissue box with black leather presentation box designed by Fabio Bergomi for Fabio Ltd, made in Italy. Measures: Height 6 inches, depth 5 inches, width 5 inch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen

Pyramid Gray Shagreen Box
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian gray Shagreen box with four-sided pyramid pattern Designed by Fabio Bergomi for Fabio Ltd, made in Italy Measures: Height 8 inches, width 6 inches, depth 6 inches 1 in sto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen

Ivory and Black Shagreen Box
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Ivory and black shagreen box with zigzag pattern and gray suede interior Measures: Width 10 inches, depth 7 inches, height 2.5 inches 1 in stock in Palm Springs for $595!!! This...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen, Wood

Ivory and Brown Shagreen Box
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Ivory and brown Shagreen box with zigzag pattern and gray suede interior Measures: Width 10 inches, depth 7 inches, height 2.5 inches 1 in stock in Palm Springs for $595!!! This p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen, Wood

Beige Curved Shagreen Box
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beige shagreen box with curved lid Measures: Depth 6 inches, width 12 inches, height 4.5 inches 2 in stock in Palm Springs for $595 each!!! This piece makes for great and unique ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen, Wood

Gray Shagreen Wood Box
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Gray shagreen wood box Measures: Width 16 inches, depth 7 inches, height 7 inches 2 in stock in Palm Springs for $999 each! This piece makes for great and unique gift!      
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen, Wood

Ivory Shagreen Wood Box
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Ivory Shagreen wood box Measures: Width 16 inches, depth 7 inches, height 7 inches 1 in stock in Palm Springs for $999!!! This piece makes for great and unique gift!     
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen, Wood

Gray Shagreen Wood Box
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Gray Shagreen wood box Measures: Width 12 inches, depth 7 inches, height 9 inches 2 in stock in Palm Springs for $999 each!!! This piece makes for great and unique gift!    
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen, Wood

Decorative Antique Wood Storage Box for Cash Secret Stash Metal Handle Closure
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Antique wooden storage box with long metal handle to assist in securing closure includes decorative antique hinges. (2 boxes are available, listing is for one box...
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1920s Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Metal

Antique Cast Iron Duck in Bronze Gold Lidded Decoy Secret Stash Box, Japan
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Fabulous and beautiful antique cast iron duck in bronze gold verdigris. Lidded duck decoy box, incense burner. Use as a trinket hide away stash valet treasure...
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1930s Japanese Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Iron

Daam Dah Triptych, a Unique Artglass Set of Three Lidded Boxes by Choi Keeryong
Located in London, GB
Daam Dah Triptych is a unique set of black cast glass lidded boxes with 23.5 carat gold leaf, by the South Korean artist, Choi Keeryong. When casting glass, tiny bubbles become trapp...
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2010s British Modern Decorative Boxes

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Marble, Gold Leaf

Lara Bohinc, Fortress Treasury Box, Iron Ceramic, in Stock
Located in London, GB
Lara Bohinc continues to work with ancient and futuristic forms with new fortress designs, further exploring the complex geometry of this range. The hexagonal shapes interlock and em...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

1990 Ugo La Pietra for Morelato Italian Design Rare Wood Box
Located in Brescia, IT
Perfect condiction.
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1990s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Shagreen Box with Decorative Inlay, Coco Color
Located in New York, NY
Decorative shagreen box with cream colored inlay. Designed in France. We have the shagreen box in stock.
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

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Shagreen

20th Century Chrome, Resin and Brass Hinged Box Italian Signed
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and sculptural Italian hinged box is signed and stamped Linea Ble Roma. It is from the 20th century and is comprised of chrome, brass bronze and a black resin composite...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass, Chrome

Scatola Wooden Box by Emanuela Frattini Magnusson for Bottega Ghianda
Located in Valmadrera, IT
An elegant wooden box with architectural lines, whose lid is made of two parts that meet to complement each other in a delicate embrace. Dimensions: 27 W x 14.5 D x 12 H cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Mahogany

Carl & Emanuela Magnusson Scatola Wooden Box with Lid for Bottega Ghianda
Located in Valmadrera, IT
An almost-cubic container in solid wood, assembled at a 45 ° angle that disguises the perception of thickness. it is a mysterious object, whose opening is revealed only by handling i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Fannie Box in Ivory and Brown Bone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
An ivory and brown decorative bone box featuring a contrasting stripe across the center and top.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Bone

Emiliano Large Agate Box in White and Natural Stone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A large decorative white wooden box featuring a silver plated, natural agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Stone

Emiliano Small Agate Box in White and Pink Stone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A small decorative white wooden box featuring a silver plated, pink agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Stone

Bohémê Luxury Safe and Chest in Brass
Located in New York, NY
Bohème embodies the spirit of true adventurers who choose to live an unconventional lifestyle, born as a statement piece that travelled around the world. It has seen the cherry trees...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Gold, Brass

Gucci Lacquered Wood and Brass Hinged Box Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This handsome hallmarked vintage Italian Gucci blue lacquered wood hinged box has a wood interior as original and four corners of brass on the top. It is a beautiful blue lacquer as ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Arnoldo Pomodoro Bronze Sculptural Italian Box Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This sculptural hallmarked fantastic signed Italian vintage bronze 2-part box is by Arnaldo Pomodoro. It has abstract raised forms on top giving both an organic and artistic textural...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

Lara Bohinc, Fortress Treasury Box, Red Ceramic, in Stock
Located in London, GB
Lara Bohinc continues to work with ancient and futuristic forms with new fortress designs, further exploring the complex geometry of this range. The hexagonal shapes interlock and em...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

Christian Dior 1970s Silver Plate Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful modernist silver plate decorative box designed by Christian Dior for his home collection. Elegant Minimalist rounded shape with lid and refined carved ornamental gadrooning...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Metal, Silver Plate

Saturn and Pluto Box, Marble and Brass, by Bohinc Studio
Located in London, GB
The box’s interlocking shapes reference this year’s exceptional planetary conjunction between Saturn and Pluto. The Saturn and Pluto box features three brass round compartments with ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Marble, Brass

Jumbo Group/JCP Universe Sideroid Azimuth Container by Nikos Sideris and CTRLZAK
Located in Cantu, IT
“The inhabitants Revere and preserve the things that fall from the sky” Haiku by Alistair Gentry An object of desire coming from the stars (de sidere “from the stars,” from sidus (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Guilherme Small Agate Box in Black and Natural Stone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A small decorative black wooden box featuring a gold plated, natural agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Stone

Gandia Blasco Fez Candle Box 1 by José A. Gandía-blasco Canales
Located in New York, NY
“All the magic you need for lighting a dinner with friends, a party, your garden, a deserted beach or a romantic dinner where only moonlight could be more attractive.” - José A. Gand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

James Box in Ivory and Black Bone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
An ivory and black striped decorative resin and bone box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Bone

Irene Box in Ivory and Black Bone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
An ivory and black decorative box made of bone and resin.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Bone

Gandia Blasco Touareg Small Candle Box by Sandra Figuerola
Located in New York, NY
This piece, with its standard volume and geometric, universal and contemporary language, has a unity of criteria. The Farol Touareg subtly filters the light, just as the lattices tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

Nuovo Box in Brass by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A handmade angled brass box featuring a matte finish and a contrasting shiny nob.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Gandia Blasco Fez Candle Box 4 by José A. Gandía Blasco Canales
Located in New York, NY
“All the magic you need for lighting a dinner with friends, a party, your garden, a deserted beach or a romantic dinner where only moonlight could be more attractive…” - José A. Gand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

Lottie Box in Ivory and Brown Bone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
An ivory and brown decorative bone box. Features an all over playful triangular pattern.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Bone

Guilherme Large Agate Box in Black and Natural Stone by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A large decorative black wooden box featuring a gold plated, natural agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Stone

Gandia Blasco Fez Candle Box 2 by José A. Gandía-blasco Canales
Located in New York, NY
“All the magic you need for lighting a dinner with friends, a party, your garden, a deserted beach or a romantic dinner where only moonlight could be more attractive” - José A. Gandí...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

Harvey Box in Ivory and Brown by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
An ivory and brown decorative bone and resin box featuring contrasting stripe details.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Resin

Diamond Luxury Safe in Lacquered Fiberglass and Gold Leaf Detail
Located in New York, NY
The Diamond floor safe reinterprets the quintessential diamond shape throughout contemporary design, a beautiful outcome of architectural thinking with elegant faceted lines. With a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Gandia Blasco Touareg Large Candle Box by Sandra Figuerola
Located in New York, NY
"This piece, with its standard volume and geometric, universal and contemporary language, has a unity of criteria. The Farol Touareg subtly filters the light, just as the lattices th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

Gandia Blasco Fez Candle Box 3 by José A. Gandía-blasco Canales
Located in New York, NY
“All the magic you need for lighting a dinner with friends, a party, your garden, a deserted beach or a romantic dinner where only moonlight could be more attractive…” - José A. Gand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

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Aluminum

Tiffany American Modern Sterling Silver Box
Located in New York, NY
American Modern sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover flat and hinged; rim has rectilinear molding. Box interior cedar lined ...
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1940s American Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

English Modern Sterling Silver Desk Box
Located in New York, NY
George V sterling silver desk box. Made by Charles Boyton & Son in London in 1924. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and gently curved with linear tab. Box and cover inte...
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1920s English Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Christofle Cantileverd Silver Plate Sculptural Box Vintage Desk Accessory
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and rare French Christofle three-tier cantilever silver plate box is from the 1960s. It was designed by K&T for Christofle. It is most chic and unusual as it swivels ou...
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1960s French Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Silver Plate

Black, White Cracked Resin Box
Located in New York, NY
Eye catching keepsake box with an exterior handmade from cracked black and white resin pieces in a raised convex circular pattern.
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

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Resin, Wood

Modern Glass Swizzle Stick Bar Set Presented in an Agate Decorated Lucite Box
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
These modern hand forged glass swizzle sticks have a clear glass stem with zebra striped glass heads. They are presented in a Lucite box decorated with a Rose Quartz Agate cabochon. ...
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2010s South African Modern Decorative Boxes

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Quartz, Brass

Modern Etched Brass Coaster Bar Set Presented in an Agate Decorated Lucite Box
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
These modern brass coasters are etched with a snakeskin animal pattern and are presented in a Lucite box decorated with a Rose Quartz Agate cabochon. This unique and bespoke coas...
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2010s South African Modern Decorative Boxes

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Quartz, Brass, Brass

Modern Copper Straw Bar Set Presented in an Agate Decorated Lucite Box
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
These modern copper straws are presented in a Lucite box decorated with a Rose Quartz Agate cabochon. This unique and bespoke copper straw set is part of the Egg Designs Dawa lux...
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2010s South African Modern Decorative Boxes

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Quartz, Copper, Brass

Daam Dah 7-1, a Unique Black Glass Lidded Box with Gold Detail by Choi Keeryong
Located in London, GB
Daam Dah 7-1 is a unique black cast glass lidded box with 23.5 carat gold leaf, by the South Korean artist, Choi Keeryong. When casting glass, tiny bubbles become trapped within the ...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Brass Lidded Box with Ball Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely 2 part polished brass lidded box has a ball top. It is vintage from the 1970s and makes a great desk accessory or cocktail table addition. The lining is black velvet. It ...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Lara Bohinc, Fortress Treasury Box, White Ceramic, in Stock
Located in London, GB
Lara Bohinc continues to work with ancient and futuristic forms with new Fortress designs, further exploring the complex geometry of this range. The hexagonal shapes interlock and em...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

Clara Box in Brown and Cream by Curatedkravet
Located in Bethpage, 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 Decorative Boxes

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Resin

Harvey Box in Ivory and Brown by Curatedkravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
An ivory and brown decorative bone and resin box featuring contrasting stripe details.        
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Resin

Irene Box in Ivory and Black Bone by Curatedkravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
An ivory and black decorative box made of bone and resin.       
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Boxes

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Bone

Jacy Box in Orange Ceramic by Curatedkravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A decorative lidded box featuring an orange malachite pattern.      
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

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