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Period: 18th Century and Earlier
George III Tea Caddy
Located in Dallas, TX
A George III rectangular form green tortoiseshell and bone tea caddy with canted corners. The interior with two lidded compartments one for green tea and one for black. Circa 1750s.
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English George III Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Bone, Tortoise Shell

George II Period Walnut Veneered Tea Caddy
Located in London, GB
A good George II period oyster walnut veneered tea caddy, crossbanded throughout with re-entrant corners, retaining original handles and key escutcheon.
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English George II Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Walnut

Vienna Bronze Owl Stamp or Jewelry Box with Glass Eyes, 1890s
Located in Vienna, AT
Vienna bronze box for little treasures, in the design of an owl's head, with glass eyes.  
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Colonial Chest in Ebony, Tortoiseshell and Bone Wood, Mexico End 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Colonial chest in ebony, tortoiseshell and bone wood. Mexico, 18th century. Front with a drawer. Measures: 13 x 22 x 14cm. good condition.
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Mexican Spanish Colonial Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Tortoise Shell, Wood, Ebony

Meissen Painted Dual Lidded Rococo Box Relief Decoration Brass Mountings, 1750
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen Gorgeous Dual Lidded Rococo Box with Multicolored Paintings and Decorations of Relief Type. The box is edged by brass mountings. height: 6.0 cm (= 2.36 inches) width:...
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German Rococo Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Brass

18th Century Burmese Rakhine State Lacquer Bamboo Pillow Box
Located in Brea, CA
18th century Burmese black bamboo pillow box in relief with red Rakhine lacquer. Created with bamboo weaving. Decorated all-over with geometrical shapes and designs. See image for mo...
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Burmese Qing Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Lacquer

18thC Pink Battersea-Bilston Mourning Box, Ex-Collection of H.R.H Princess Royal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18th Century Pink Battersea-Bilston Mourning Box, Ex-Collection of H.R.H Princess Royal Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, (1897-1965) A pristine example of oval form wi...
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English George III Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Copper

English Penwork Box
Located in Southampton, NY
English penwork box Wooden box handpainted in a handsome black with white floral design and decoration. The interior of the cover signed and dated 'Emily Lambert February 1796'. Th...
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British Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wood, Paint

18th Century 18-Karat Gold-Mounted Hardstone Snuff Box, circa 1790
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique late 18th century French 18-karat gold-mounted hardstone snuff box, of oval shape, mounted with a polished translucent bloodstone and applied with gold reeded boarders. Appar...
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French Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Gold

Small 18th Century Dutch Colonial Documents Trunk with Brass Mounts
Located in Dallas, TX
This small 18th century wooden document trunk with brass mounts would have been owned by a Dutch sailor or government official. The trunk is associated with the V.O.C. of the Dutch G...
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Asian Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Brass

18th Century Chinoiserie Work Box with Fitted Interior, Black, Gold, Red-Lacquer
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chinese Export Style black-lacquer and gilt-chinoiserie decorated workbox with cinnabar highlights, of canted rectangular form with hinged lid enclosing fitted interior, with a fitte...
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European Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Lacquer

Antique Candle Mold In Fruit Wood From The 1800s
Located in Søborg, DK
Antique candle wax mold used for dipping candles Made of mahogany with a tin liner Great decorative piece Would also look great as a planter on a side table.
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English Victorian Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Tin

17th Century Italian Walnut and Bone Box
Located in Greenwich, CT
A very good 16th or 17th century Italian walnut box with bone overlay depicting an arcade, with brass pin construction, the top and body both hollowed out from a solid block of timbe...
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Italian Renaissance Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Bone, Walnut

Mahogany Candle Box with a Satinwood Shell Inlay, circa 1790
Located in Lincoln, GB
Candle box, circa 1790 Measures: H 46cm, W 21cm, D 14cm An interesting mahogany candle box with shell inlay detail on the front and lovely brass hinge. In excellent condition ...
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British Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Shell, Mahogany

Georgian English Lignum Vitae Lidded Turned Treen Round Box, circa 1780
Located in Pearland, TX
A fine 18th Century Georgian English lidded turned treen round box, circa 1780. This handsome box is hand turned from solid Lignum Vitae wood, also known as "iron wood" because of it...
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English Georgian Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wood

Spanish Colonial Barniz De Pasto Lacquer Casket, Colombia, 1625-1650
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An important Spanish colonial Barniz de pasto lacquer casket with the Jesuit IHS monogram and silver mounts Colombia, 1625-1650 L. 13.3 x W. 6.9 x H. 8.4 cm The surface of ...
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Colombian Spanish Colonial Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Silver

Louis XV French Gold Snuffbox by Germain Chayé
Located in New Orleans, LA
This luxurious Louis XV-period gold snuffbox was crafted by master French goldsmith Germain Chayé. Formed of 18-karat yellow gold, this exceptional box displays remarkable artistry w...
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French Louis XV Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Gold

Italian Late 18th C. Paint and Parcel Gilt Neoclassical Miniature Chest
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This attractive Italian late 18th century paint and gilt miniature chest of drawers features thre drawers flanked by giltwood corner colors resting on carved parcel gilt bracket feet...
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Italian Neoclassical Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wood, Giltwood, Paint

Chippendale Tea Caddy, c1770
Located in valatie, NY
Chippendale tea caddy, c1770, burl veneered mahogany paneled front and sides with cross banded border raised on original ball and claw cast brass feet. The two interior compartments,...
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English Chippendale Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Brass

Dutch-Colonial Satin and Rosewood, Ebony and Teak Collectors’ Table-Cabinet
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A charming satin and rosewood, ebony and teak collectors’ table-cabinet Sri Lanka, second half of the 18th century Measures: H. 86.5 x W. 62.5 x D. 34.7 cm In the top of the...
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Sri Lankan Dutch Colonial Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Satinwood, Ebony, Teak

17th Century Nuremberg, German Iron Strongbox Jewels Casket
Located in Soquel, CA
Ornately painted cash box with iron hardware and key, on the original stand. Interior of box measures 8"W x 4"H x 3.75"D Exceptional, small, late-renaissance, table-top, Nuremberg, ...
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German Jacobean Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wrought Iron, Iron

19th Century Gilt Jewelry Cabinet with fitted 17th Century Italian Interior
Located in Troy, NY
Petit, very decorative English gilt cabinet on stand, with an Italian 17th century poker-work interior featuring an intricate system of drawers, including numerous hidden ones. Recon...
Category

English Baroque Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wood

Chinese Mother of Pearl Mounted Box with Four Boxes and Counters, 18th Century
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional and rare Chinese mother of pearl mounted games box with four matching interior boxes containing gaming counters and dating from the 18th century. The rectangular shape...
Category

Chinese Qing Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl

Tooled Leather Letter Box, 18th C.
Located in Doylestown, PA
A French tooled leather letter box with brass handle and lock, retaining its original key, the interior lined with green silk fabric, late 18th century.
Category

French Louis XVI Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Leather

American Brass Mounted Teak Campaign Trunk, Circa 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
American teak Campaign trunk with hinged top, original brass corner mounts, brass side handles, locking mechanism with key, and terminating on original bracket feet. Trunk is finishe...
Category

American American Colonial Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Brass

Louis XV Gilt Japanned Domed Casket First Half 18th Century
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Decorated overall with figures, bu...
Category

French Louis XV Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Iron

Medieval Spanish Rare Storage Box Used for Sword Storage
Located in Houston, TX
This 15th century box used to store a sword has the original iron and hand painting throughout. The lining is a purple damask. It’s lovely as an art piece on a buffet or table. Measu...
Category

Spanish Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wood

Rare Figured Walnut Queen Anne, George I Lace Box, circa 1700-1720
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A rare figured walnut Queen Anne - George I period lace box, circa 1700-1720. The cross-grain banded ovolo moulded top is veneered in figured walnut consisting of an oval to the ...
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English Queen Anne Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Walnut

Italian Neoclassic Walnut Miniature Commode
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular top with diamond inlay over three drawers with similar inlay, slight cabriole legs.
Category

Italian Neoclassical Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Walnut

18th Century Box Martin Varnish and Gold Mount Signed Bardin
Located in Paris, FR
Cylindrical box in Martin varnish and gold mount. The box has two compartments with removable lids. Each lid is decorated with a miniature. On one of the lids, a man in Armor is pres...
Category

French Louis XV Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Gold

Japanese Black Antique Wooden Box / Wabi-Sabi Storage Box / 1785 / Edo Period
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a storage box made in 1785 during the Edo period in Japan. The year of production is printed in ink on the back of the lid. Probably the box that contained lacquer ware. ...
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Japanese Edo Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Cedar

English 18th Century Gold-Mounted Agate Snuff-Box
Located in Paris, FR
Agate box or snuff-box in of circular form with gently bombé sides, the gold mounted lid is chased with scrollwork. Probably Georges II period. Unmarked gold. Some usual wear, 18th...
Category

English George II Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Agate, Gold

German Mother of Pearl Snuff Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
Magnificent layers and inlays of multi-colored mother-of-pearl cover each side of this breathtaking German snuff box. Each incredibly detailed scene is framed by finely engraved yell...
Category

German Other Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Gold

18th Century Georgian Paper Scrolled Quilled Satinwood Tea Caddy
Located in Benington, Herts
A wonderful 18th century George III quill work (scrollwork) tea caddy of hexagon form. English circa 1790 Finely executed, this very attractive caddy of hexagon form of satinwo...
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British Georgian Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Satinwood

George III English Antique Fruitwood Tea Caddy
Located in Downingtown, PA
George III English antique fruitwood tea caddy, Late 18th century The antique fruitwood tea caddy is in the form of an apple with a carved stalk in the center of the cover. It wa...
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English George III Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wood, Fruitwood

German Porcelain Snuff Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
This important German porcelain snuff box exhibits delightful artistry and craftsmanship. Hand painted classical tableau celebrating the exalted disciplines of art, architecture, mus...
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German Neoclassical Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

18th Century Chinese Picnic Box
Located in Chicago, IL
The basic form of this two-tiered box with handle has remained unchanged for 1,000 years. Stacked boxes were commonly used as portable containers for food or scholar's objects. Elega...
Category

Chinese Qing Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Hardwood

Extraordinary "Sevres-style" Antique English Gilt Enamel Etui or Necessaire
Located in Charleston, SC
Very fine and rare antique English Gilt Enamel Etui or Necessaire Etui or Necessaire is an ornamental box which houses manicure tools or needles. This one is attributed to being ...
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English Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Enamel

18th Century George I Domed Topped Japanned Chinoiserie Falconry Box, circa 1710
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A rare and important Queen Anne-George I japanned chinoiserie domed topped box depicting scenes of falconry, circa 1710-1720. England Falconry is an ancient sport that has been pr...
Category

English Chinoiserie Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Oak

17th Century Italian Leather Box
Located in Chicago, IL
A stunning 17th century Italian leather covered wood trunk covered in brass nail heads, some spelling out a word on top, and with iron strap hinges and handles, and with a divided in...
Category

Italian Baroque Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Leather, Wood

18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in London, GB
A mid-18th century Chippendale period figured mahogany tea caddy, ebony beaded and mahogany cross-banded throughout, having concave-shaped lid retaining original brass carrying handle.
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Great Britain (UK) Chippendale Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Mahogany

18th Century Gold and Enamel Snuff-Box
Located in Paris, FR
Oblong snuff box in gold of several tones and enamel. The box is decorated with guilloche panels with lattice patterns and underlined with friezes decorated with floral patterns enha...
Category

French Louis XVI Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Gold, Enamel

Georgian Yew Domed Top Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A charming late 18th century George III period burr yew wood tea caddy of, relative small proportion, having attractive inlaid decoration to hinged dome top enclosing lidded interior...
Category

English Georgian Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Yew

18th Century Spanish Colonial Escritorio
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Magnificent 18th century Bolivian locking escritorio with inlaid wood and hand-forged iron details.
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Bolivian Spanish Colonial Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Iron

Marie Antionette Style Limoge Box
Located in Asheville, NC
Beautiful porcelain Limoges box hand-painted rose flowerettes adorned with painted gold designs and gold hardware.
Category

French Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Important Renaissance Medical Box Spanish or Italian Workshop, Around 1550
Located in Madrid, ES
Important Renaissance Medical Box. Spanish Or Italian Workshop, Around 1550 Renaissance Medical Casket with stepped lid and vaulted flanked dome. Polychrome and gilded wood. Spanish...
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Spanish Baroque Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wood

Small 17th Century, French Coffer or Box in Leather
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Extremely old box that is covered with leather and metal decorations. Rare find. France, circa 1600-1700 Weathered and some losses.
Category

French Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Leather, Wood

18th Century Indo-Portuguese Vargueno/Mini Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Extremely rare, highly important and desirable colonial piece! It is most likely an Indo-Portugese Vargueno mini cabinet, circa 1780, with strong Persian influences. Vargueno’s...
Category

Indian Anglo-Indian Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Stone, Gold

17th Century Japanese Bento Box for Cherry Blossom Viewing Party
Located in Paris, FR
This is an antique Japanese bento box from Edo era which was used for cherry blossom viewing party. It is made with bamboo and painted with Japanese lacquer. Landscapes with water fa...
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Japanese Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Bamboo

Early 17th Century Medieval Handcrafted Black Iron German Coffer
Located in Brescia, IT
The iron coffer, fully original in every part of it, was forged and handcrafted in German in the 1610. Complete with key. Full working iron mechanisms. It is not easy to find a piece...
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German Medieval Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Iron

George III Fruitwood Apple Tea Caddy
Located in London, by appointment only
A fine late 18th century novelty fruitwood tea caddy in the form of an apple. Lathe turned and with a soft honey patina, retaining its original stalk and red paper base and remains o...
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English Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Fruitwood

Antique Spanish Leather Trunk
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 18th century Spanish leather trunk with two side handles decorated throughout with metal nail head trim and constructed with metal hardware. The piece features metal nail head ...
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Spanish Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Metal

Circa 1650 Sheet Iron Money Chest from Southern Germany with Wooden Stand
Located in Dallas, TX
In 15th and 16th century Europe, the works of blacksmiths from southern Germany were known far and wide. Demand for products by these skilled metal workers spread as far as the Scand...
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German Baroque Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Iron

18th-19th Century Fruit Wood Coco Georgian to Victorian Tea Caddy Centerpiece LA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Very rare 19th century George III to Victorian coco nut “Coco de Mer” palm nut tea caddy on a stand surrounded by Brass columns and chains. The brass on the Nut itself is exquisite a...
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English Georgian Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Brass

French Original Black Painted Portable 18th Century Writing Desk
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
An original black painted portable desk from the end of the 18th century. With owner initials, the desk has a French hand-written address on the inside. Desk is with the original pai...
Category

French Louis XVI Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Wood

18th Century English Agate Snuff Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
Trimmed in elegant yellow gold is this polished English agate snuff box. Distinguished by the dynamic patterning of the agate, the exquisite vessel is the finely chiseled 10-Karat go...
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English Other Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Agate, Gold

Early 18th Century Spanish Colonial Tooled Leather Petaca Document Box
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 18th century Spanish Colonial petaca (document box) with cedar interior and domed top. Features of this petaca include: Soft and supple leather. Original iron hardware - hi...
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Mexican Spanish Colonial Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Leather

George III Letter or Document Box
Located in Woodbury, CT
Straight front with concave corners. Mahogany solids and veneers. 12 compartmentalized sections but missing 5 of the light wood separators. Minor chips to the satinwood thin moldings...
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British George III Antique 18th Century and Earlier Boxes

Materials

Mahogany

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