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ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE

Emerging in reaction to industrialization and mass production, the Arts and Crafts movement celebrated handcrafted design as a part of daily life. The history of Arts and Crafts furniture has roots in 1860s England with an emphasis on natural motifs and simple flourishes like mosaics and carvings. This work is characterized by plain construction that showcases the hand of the artisan.

The earliest American Arts and Crafts furniture dates back to the start of the 20th century. Designers working in this style in the United States initially looked to ideas put forth by The Craftsman, a magazine published by Wisconsin native Gustav Stickley, a furniture maker and founder of the Craftsman style. Stickley’s furniture was practical and largely free of ornament. His Craftsman style drew on French Art Nouveau as well as the work he encountered on his travels in England. There, the leading designers of the Arts and Crafts movement included William Morris, who revived historical techniques such as embroidery and printed fabrics in his furnishings, and Charles Voysey, whose minimal approach was in contrast to the ornamentation favored in the Victorian era.

American Arts and Crafts work would come to involve a range of influences unified by an elevation of traditional craftsmanship. The furniture was often built from sturdy woods like oak and mahogany while featuring details such as inlaid metal, tooled leather and ceramic tiles. The style in the United States was led by Stickley, whose clean-lined chairs and benches showcased the grain of the wood, and furniture maker Charles Rohlfs, who was informed by international influences like East Asian and French Art Nouveau design.

Hubs in America included several utopian communities such as Rose Valley in Pennsylvania and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony in New York, where craftspeople made furniture that prioritized function over any decoration. Their work would influence designers and architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, who built some of the most elegant and iconic structures in the United States and likewise embraced a thoughtful use of materials in his furniture.

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Style: Arts and Crafts
Leather-Covered Indian Basket with Lid
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Vintage leather-covered Indian basket with lid: for everything you never know where to put ! O/3272 -
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Mid-20th Century Indian Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Leather, Straw

Brass Box Goliath Scarab with Shagreen Lid by Ginger Brown
Located in Bourguebus, FR
The Goliath Scarab box is a best seller at Ginger Brown This piece is made in lost wax cast brass with a bronze patina. The brass lid is covered with shagreen. That box has been ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Brass

Arts & Crafts Small Copper Box, Circa 1900
Located in Norwich, GB
An Arts & Crafts small hand made copper box with rivet strapped legs. Circa 1900. The interior is lined with baize. This does show signs of use, and may have been added at a later...
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Early 20th Century British Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Copper

Stunning Arts & Crafts Antique Sterling Silver Box, Guild Of Handicrafts, 1903
By Fleetwood Varley, The Guild of Handicraft
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1903 by Guild of Handicrafts, this very attractive, Antique Sterling Silver Box, features an enamelled plaque on the lid which is signed to the front by the s...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Enamel, Sterling Silver

Oversized Light Wood Shoe-Shaped Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
An incredible oversized hand-crafted shoe-shaped box, made in the 1950s. This lightweight wood box is carved, shaped, and decorated to looks like an oversized "real" fake shoe, the r...
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1950s French Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Wood

Swarowski Crystal and 24 Kt Gold Plated Jewellery Box and Candle Holder
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful Swarowski crystal and 24 kt gold plated jewellery box and candle holder brilliant condition. The candle holder have 14 cm tall and jewellery box have 9 cm tall and 9 cm wid...
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1990s Austrian Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Gold Plate

Art and Crafts Gilt Silver and Lapislazzuli Koran Luxury Box
Located in Sarezzo, IT
One of a kind Memories box to save your most loved and precious life's photos. A precious gift, the casket is in silver 925 gold-plated with Lapislazzuli . Entirely engraved by h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Antique and Museum Quality Hand-Hammered and Embossed Copper Arts & Crafts Box
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning little Arts & Crafts box. This undoubtedly is one of the best handcrafted Arts & Crafts boxes we ever had the pleasure of offering. The design is to die for and the artist ...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Copper

Unique, Top Quality Design and All Handcrafted Antique Zinc Arts & Crafts Box
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning design Arts & Crafts box, circa 1915. Regular clients who have been with us a little longer know that we only buy and sell antique boxes that are truly special. This here...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Zinc

Antique Flemish Burn Carved Wood Pyrography Small Trinket Box
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Flemish burn carved wood pyrography small 10" trinket box. Item features pyrography burn carved art Novveau floral details throughout, solid wood construction, solid brass ha...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Wood

Kate Harris for William Hutton & Sons, Sterling Silver Casket, London, 1901
Located in London, London
This exceptional Arts & Crafts period sterling silver casket, or box, carries hallmarks for London in 1901 by William Hutton & Sons, and was designed by Kate Harris. The casket stand...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Antique Flemish Burn Carved Wood Pyrography Small Square Trinket Box
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Flemish burn carved wood Pyrography small 12" square trinket box. Item features a pyrograply burn carved Art Nouveau floral detail throughout, solid brass hardware, signed "F...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Wood

Antique Flemish Burn Carved Wood Pyrography Square Trinket Box
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Flemish Burn Carved Wood Pyrography 8.5 " Square Trinket Box. Item features pyrography burn carved art nouveau floral detail throughout. Circa Early to Mid 1900s. Measurement...
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Wood

Omar Ramsden Arts & Crafts Silver and Enamel Box, 1926
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and stunning Arts & Crafts Omar Ramsden silver and enamel cigarette box and cover. Rectangular in shape with a hinged cover featuring wire-work man-of-war sailing ship in roug...
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1920s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Liberty & Co Ltd Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Enamel Arts & Crafts Box
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver and enamel box made by Liberty & Co Ltd in the Arts & Crafts style; an addition to our diverse range of ...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Silver, Enamel

Antique Wooden Box or Crate with Handle
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Antique wooden box with center handle. This vintage box is sturdy, full of character and bears a fantastic patina from age. With the center handle it can easily be used for carrying ...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Wood

Vintage 1980s Handcrafted Mirrored Beveled Jewelry Box Glass & Velvet
Located in SITTINGBOURNE, Kent
Here vintage 1980s handcrafted mirrored jewelry box beveled glass mirrored & velvet 15 x 10 x 6 cm Weight: 500 G The item is in very good condition, it can be used at home, hotel,...
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1980s British Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Art Glass

19th Century Treen String Barrel, Yew Banded with Brass
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century treen string barrel, yew banded with brass A fine 19th century treen string barrel, in treen with brass bands set on rectangular base, the string box is in good condi...
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19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Yew

Arts and Crafts Style Copper Box with Acid Etched Leaf Motifs on Brass Claw Feet
Located in Lisse, NL
Aesthetically beautiful and highly practical copper metal box. This 1930s thick copper box clearly is the work of a true artisan of that era. To us, it came to no surprise that it i...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Brass, Copper

19th Century Arts & Crafts Pewter Copper Glas Wood Decorative Box
Located in Munich, DE
It was a great pleasure to find this rare Arts & Crafts pewter and copper box. The copper applications are decorated with green and blue glas cabochons. The wooden carcass is covered...
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1880s English Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Copper, Pewter

Antique Wooden Box Casket with Carved Historical Scenery, 1910
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Arts & Crafts antique wooden box from historicism from 1900 to 1910. The wooden box shows a scene of two riders with shield and sword and a carrier pigeon in front and floral ornamen...
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Early 1900s French Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Wood

19th Century Oak Lift Top Storage Stool
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century oak lift top storage stool Hand crafted American oak seat with lift top storage The sides show a clover leaf cut-out design Measures: 20" wide x 12" deep x 18" ...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Oak

19th Century Toleware Grocer’s Shop Tea Tin
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century toleware grocer’s shop tea tin, A beautiful decorative Grocers Tea Canister, it would have been filled with Tea for sale, it has a very attractive style. The lid is...
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Late 19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Tin

Arts & Crafts-Style Sterling Silver Table Box with Hinged Lid by Adie Bros
Located in New York, NY
Arts & Crafts-style, George VI period, sterling silver table box with hinged lid, Birmingham, England, year-hallmarked for 1949, Adie Bros. - makers. Lovely Celtic design on border o...
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1940s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique French Jewelry Box with Inlaid Brass 1900 Arts & Crafts Period
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Superb jewelry box from France early 1900s made from solid wood with amazing inlaid brass decorations. The jewelry box is richly decorated with brass inlay Comes with original lo...
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Early 1900s French Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Brass

Hand Beaten Brass Fireside Slipper Box
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Hand beaten brass fireside slipper box A super little piece and so useful, this box would have been kept by the fireside not only does it keep your carpet slippers tidy when not b...
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Brass

Tiny Hand Hammered Copper Trinket Box Style Roycroft Arts & Crafts
Located in National City, CA
Copper box. Arts & Crafts petite hand hammered copper box trinket storage. In the style of Roycroft. No label. Measures: 5.13 wide x 3.63 deep x 1.25 tall. Preowned original unre...
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1940s North American Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Copper

Antique and Unique Arts & Crafts Oak Jewelry Box with Hand Carved Flower Decor
Located in Lisse, NL
Great craftsmanship and pure elegance from the early 1900s. This wonderful and practical size, antique Arts & Crafts box is perfectly decorated on all sides with stylized flowers. ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Brass

Arts & Crafts Mission Oak with Copper Strapping Cigar Humidor C1905
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous quarter sawn oak with hand Hammered copper straps and handles with a bronze patina. Has a key with working lock. In excellent antique condition with minimal wear. This item ...
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Early 1900s American Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Small Collection of Rare Antique & Enamel Inlaid Wooden Boxes for Playing Cards
Located in Lisse, NL
A set of three beautifully hand-crafted and enameled antique boxes. Two are in mint condition. Although all three boxes are very different in design and color, all three are beautif...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Brass, Enamel

Antique and Handcrafted Austrian Bronze and Onyx Jewelry Box Probably Viennese
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning Arts & Crafts box in the shape of a book or bible. For the collectors of rare and possibly unique antique boxes we also have this striking Austrian specimen. All handcrafte...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Onyx, Bronze

Antique Moser Lidded "Ruby Cabochon" Pattern Gilt Glass Box
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A circular faceted box with hinged lid, circa late 19th century. Overall gilt patterned decoration with raised ruby tone glass panels. The domed lid with faceted finial. Brass mounts...
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Late 19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Burled Birch Wood and Mahogany Tobacco Box
Located in Middleburg, VA
Smoking may be passé but collecting antique tobacco pieces is never bad for your health. This unique tobacco box in the shape of a barrel is made of highly figured burled birch wood ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Mahogany, Wood, Birch

Elizabeth Copeland Enamel Poppies Silver Jewelry Box
By Elizabeth Copeland
Located in New York, NY
This delicately-scaled silver box, by master enamelist and metalsmith Elizabeth Copeland, is an Arts & Crafts collectible treasure. Consisting of refined Celtic-esque motifs in raise...
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1910s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Silver

Petite Jewelry Box Part of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Collection
Located in San Diego, CA
This simple elegant petite jewelry box part of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh collection, solid stain oak with pewter decorative accents., Made in Scotland by Carrick.
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20th Century Scottish Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Pewter

Antique English Oak Pipe Smoke Cabinet Card Game Box Humidor 1928 Opera Plaque
Located in Shreveport, LA
~Direct from England~ ~From our most recent buying trip, we have an Entire Collection of antique English “gentleman’s cabinets”!! Many have dated, engraved presentation plaques, and...
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1920s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Glass, Oak

W A Perry an Arts & Crafts Hand Hammered Pewter Box with an Oval Turquoise Jewel
Located in London, GB
W A Perry. Birmingham. A rare English Arts & Crafts hand-hammered octagonal pewter box with ribbed decoration to the top and the base centered with an oval Jewel to the front surrou...
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1910s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Pewter

Vintage Stained Pine Miniature Chest, circa 1930
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage stained pine miniature chest, circa 1930 Measures: 13.5" wide x 10" deep x 9.5" high. Great for jewelry, letters, etc.
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Pine

Mid-Century Marble Mosaic Jewelry Box
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-century marble Mosaic jewelry box was hand-crafted from solid marble, and features a lovely wildflower design inlaid with ancient mosaic techniques directly into the stone lid! T...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Marble

Brass and Shagreen Box HERCULES SCARAB by Ginger Brown
Located in Bourguebus, FR
The HERCULES SCARAB box is a best seller at Ginger Brown. This piece is made in lost wax cast brass with a bronze patina. The brass lid is covered in shagreen. That box has been ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage Korean Lacquer Box with Inner Tray and MOP inlays
Located in Atlanta, GA
A lovely vintage Korean lacquer box in bright red and decorated with mother-of-pearl inlays circa 1970-80s. The square form box features an auspiciously rendered panel on the top sur...
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Late 20th Century Korean Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Lacquer

Vintage Dutch Wooden Ebonized Violin Case, circa 1910
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Vintage ebonized violin case, circa 1910.
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1910s Dutch Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Wood

Antique Hand Forged Organic Design Arts & Crafts Multi Purpose Box, circa 1920
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique and all handcrafted, wrought iron box attr. to Hugo Berger Goberg. It is always refreshing to find an antique object probably by a famous maker, that you have never seen befo...
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Early 20th Century German Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Metal, Wrought Iron

English Arts & Crafts Pewter Box with Dog Figure
Located in New York, NY
English Arts & Crafts pewter box with a floral & bird design and figure of a dog on top.   
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20th Century British Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Pewter

Studio Crafted Teak and Walnut Burl Lidded Oval Box
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage hand made lidded oval box crafted in teak and walnut burl wood with copper nail detail. Signed. Dimensions: 7.5" wide x 5" deep x 3" tall.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Teak, Walnut

Italian Mystery Jewelry Box circa 1950
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Trinket/jewelry wood box with a hinged lid made in Italy . The box has a hidden keyhole which is revealed when the bottom of the box is slid backwards. The inside is covered in red v...
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20th Century Italian Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Brass

Tiffany & Co. Hand-Hammered Sterling Jar
Located in New York, NY
Outstanding tea caddy or covered jar. Made by Tiffany & Co. Solid gauge sterling silver with an allover deep hand-hammered finish. A graceful rounded shape. It has a separate lid w...
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1880s North American Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

English Arts & Crafts Copper and Enamel Box
Located in New York, NY
English Arts and Crafts large copper table chest box with green enamel medallion on top and front
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19th Century English Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Rare Labyrinth Cigarette Box by Lalaounis, Brass and Silver, 1970s
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). Ilias Lalaounis 925 silver Medalli...
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1970s Greek Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

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Brass

Rare Pair of Arts & Crafts Glass and Brass Boxes with Hand Engraved Flowers
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique set of Arts & Crafts boxes with a great look and feel. If you have an eye for rare, decorative and artistically fine antiques then these Arts & Crafts boxes could be yours to...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Brass

Solid Oak Arts & Crafts Box with Decorative Metal Work, circa 1890
Located in Verviers, BE
Solid oak Arts & Crafts box, Austria, circa 1890. About A solid oak box from the Arts & Crafts period, Made in Austria. A very special item with decorative metalwork on top. De...
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1890s Austrian Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Wrought Iron

Hawkes Sterling Silver Table Box, Arts & Crafts Strapping with Amethysts 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Hawkes sterling silver table box with Arts & Crafts strapping in 14th century design --with beautiful chased glass featuring a lid accented with oval-carved amethysts. Dating from 19...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Decoupage-Decorated Painted Casket w/ Monkeys & Flowers
Located in New York, NY
Decoupage-decorated painted casket, rectangular, the top with images of monkeys, the sides with pinks and carnations, applied over a mustard-painted ground, the interior lid decorate...
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Mid-20th Century Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Metal

Fine Arts & Crafts Silver Plated Box
Located in London, GB
Fine arts crafts silver plated box. Beautifully crafted with knight roundel and enamel lined with velvet, with original keys, circa 1920's 30's Makers mark R Fine condition Siz...
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1930s Scottish Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Pewter

Liberty & Co. Arts & Crafts Antique Sterling Silver Box by Bernard Cuzner 1915
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1915 by Liberty & Co., and designed by Bernard Cuzner, this wonderful, George V, antique sterling silver box, is in the Arts & Crafts style, with a hand-hamme...
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1910s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Folk Art Box by Bergsma with Baroque Angels & Arts & Crafts Style Owls & More
Located in Lisse, NL
One of a kind antique box by master carver and sculptor S.A. Bergsma from Friesland, Netherlands. Earlier this year we purchased a number of items from a local museum in the Norther...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Brass

Pair of Green Folding Papier-Mache Cachepot
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pair of green folding papier-mache cachepot. These pair have an oval inset fern decal on all four sides. Size: 7.5" H x 7.5" W x 7.5" W.
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20th Century Philippine Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Paper

19th Century Arts & Crafts Movement Copper Table Chest Box
Located in New York, NY
Large copper table chest or box from the English Arts & Crafts Movement that features curvilinear protrusions on each side, as well as a decorative green enamel medallion on the lid ...
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19th Century English Antique Arts and Crafts Boxes

Materials

Copper, Enamel

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