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Baroque Boxes

BAROQUE STYLE

The decadence of the Baroque style, in which ornate furnishings were layered against paneled walls, painted ceilings, stately chandeliers and, above all, gilding, expressed the power of the church and monarchy through design that celebrated excess. And its influence was omnipresent — antique Baroque furniture was created in the first design style that truly had a global impact.

Theatrical and lavish, Baroque was prevalent across Europe from the 17th to mid-18th century and spread around the world through colonialism, including in Asia, Africa and the Americas. While Baroque originated in Italy and achieved some of its most fantastic forms in the late-period Roman Baroque, it was adapted to meet the tastes and materials in each region. French Baroque furniture informed Louis XIV style and added drama to Versailles. In Spain, the Baroque movement influenced the elaborate Churrigueresque style in which architecture was dripping with ornamental details. In South German Baroque, furniture was made with bold geometric patterns.

Compared to Renaissance furniture, which was more subdued in its proportions, Baroque furniture was extravagant in all aspects, from its shape to its materials.

Allegorical and mythical figures were often sculpted in the wood, along with motifs like scrolling floral forms and acanthus leaves that gave the impression of tangles of dense foliage. Novel techniques and materials such as marquetry, gesso and lacquer — which were used with exotic woods and were employed by cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle, Gerrit Jensen and James Moore — reflected the growth of international trade. Baroque furniture characteristics include a range of decorative elements — a single furnishing could feature everything from carved gilded wood to gilt bronze, lending chairs, mirrors, console tables and other pieces a sense of motion.

Find a collection of authentic antique Baroque tables, lighting, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Baroque
17th century leather studded travellers Chest
Located in London, by appointment only
A large French 16th Century Beech wood & leather chest, with iron flowerhead and domed stud work to front top and sides. Original hasp and lockplate, the interior of the box with lat...
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Early 17th Century French Antique Baroque Boxes

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Leather

Antique Portuguese Baroque Rosewood Chest, Circa 1830
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Portuguese Rosewood Baroque Chest, Circa 1830 Suited for Jewelry, Occasional Storage, or Decorative Use Sourced by Martyn Lawrence Bullard from Lisbon, Portugal
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18th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Boxes

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Rosewood

Footed Blue Jewelry Music Box Made in Italy by Reuge Sainte Croix Sorrento
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant footed wooden music box in deep blue color with top finely hand painted and inlaid with foliages floral gold decor. Handcrafted footed wooden music box in thuya wood hand pai...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Boxes

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Fruitwood

Vintage Italian Jewelry Box in Burgundy Leather, Circa 1950's
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Amazing Rectangular Burgundy leather jewelry box with gold Embossing and Bevelled Lei With Multiple Code of Arms. Signed / Marked Made in Italy and Genuin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Boxes

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Gold Leaf

18th Century Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Reliquary Box
Located in Houston, TX
18th century Italian painted and parcel gilt reliquary box. This lovely large Italian Baroque box is made of painted and parcel gilt wood surrounded by ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Glass, Wood

Mid-18th Century German Engraved Sterking Silver Box
Located in Brescia, IT
This fine sterling silver box is a piece of high craftmenship. All the surfaces are finely engraved with rich Baroque decor. It is a little jewel of handmade work. It was a jewel bo...
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Baroque Boxes

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Mosaic Marquetry Jewelry Box Sorrento Napoli, C1880
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Amazing Marquetry and inlay on this Sorrento Napoli Box C1880. There is craftsmanship of the highest caliber all over this box. Box front drops down to reveal inside completely cover...
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1880s Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Brass

19th Century French Bronze Box with Semi Precious Stones
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French bronze box with semi precious stones. Lovely 19th century French Baroque style bronze box or jewel casket with semi...
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19th Century French Antique Baroque Boxes

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Multi-gemstone, Bronze

Gilt Heavy Bronze Repousse Rectangular Jewelry/Decorative Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a gilt bronze repousse rectangular jewelry/decorative box. It features in the top of the lid a scene of Don Quixote riding his horse at the sam...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Baroque Boxes

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Bronze

Large Super Deluxe Italian Inlaid Music Box with 32 Note Swiss Reuge Cylinder
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Offering this rare and vintage large Italian inlaid marquetry music box with gilded metal "claw" feet. This Italian made wooden masterpiece is fitt...
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1970s Italian Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Brass

French 19th Century Hand Carved Walnut Wood Four Doors Miniature Chest
Located in Firenze, IT
This lovely French late 19th century walnut miniature chest is ornately hand carved with the typical Coastal France, probably Breton, geometrical patterns inlays and charming hand-tu...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Baroque Boxes

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Nutwood, Walnut

Italian Florentine Giltwood Domed Shaped Box
Located in Sheffield, MA
An elegant Baroque style giltwood trinket boxes with a dome top. Wonderfully decorative to hold jewelry, trinkets. note cards or any clutter you might want to get off your table or d...
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Boxes

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Wood, Giltwood

German 18th Century Silver And Hardwood Snuff Box
Located in Copenhagen, K
Wonderful carved German or Austrian snuff box hunting motive and silver mounting. Carved to fit "hand in glove." Provenance: Exhibited at the Dome M...
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Baroque Boxes

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Silver

Italian Baroque Walnut Box
Located in Essex, MA
Hinged top, decorated overall with incised carving, lock plate and side handles.
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1670s Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Walnut

18th Century Dutch Brass Snuffbox
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
18th century Dutch snuffbox. The petite box is brass with ornate scrolled design throughout. The box will look simply beautiful and elegant on display or on a dressing room vanity.
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Boxes

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Brass

Baroque Guild Chest, Mid-18th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Baroque guild drawer with side brass handles and domed lid. The body stands on pressed ball feet, has rounded corners and is veneered on all sides in walnut with strapwork marquetry.
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Mid-18th Century Antique Baroque Boxes

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Brass

France Late 18th Century Baroque Silver Box
Located in Brescia, IT
France Late 18th century silver carriage shape box in Regency Style This magnificent piece of art of silver jewelery. It is an example of h...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Baroque Boxes

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Silver

1960s Green and Pink Plexiglass and Brass Italian Basket
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A mid-century plexiglass basket made in Italy in the sixties in perfect conditions. This Italian basket made from green and pink plexiglass and brass is a s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Boxes

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Brass

Late 19th Century French Canvas Covered Locking Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
A coated canvas-covered box with nail head decoration, brass lock and brass handle.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Baroque Boxes

Materials

Canvas

Italy Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Baroque Little Love Cart
Located in Brescia, IT
Antique baroque sterling silver little love cart late 19th Century, Italy. This a very nice and lovable piece of art fine art jewellery. Totally han...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Silver

Fine 18th Century Baroque Chinoiserie Chest
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Fine 18th century baroque chinoiserie chest, circa 1750, Sweden. The chest is wrapped in canvas that's been beautifully painted upon, this canvas can be seen in some places where...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Boxes

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Canvas, Pine

Italian Rectangular Green Onyx Marble Box with Gilded Feet, 50ss
Located in Roma, IT
A box as precious as the jewels it could contain inside, almost certainly hand-carved in Italy with the highest quality onyx marble. Although this jewelery box dates back to the 1...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Boxes

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Onyx, Marble, Metal

Snuff Box Round Guilloche Enamel Box Gold Paillons Stars of Sky Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Round table snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent blue fired enamel on guillochè and with the insertion of pure gold “paillons” in the shape of stars to c...
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1960s Italian Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver

18th Century Wrought Iron Italian Antique Hobnail Safe Strong Box Bar Cabinet
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and rare example of late 18th century Italian master blacksmith craftsmanship, this antique studded safe with typical all-around hobnails and great wrought iron details, pr...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Small 18th Century Brass Two Compartment Brass Container
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small 18th Century Brass Two Compartment Brass Container Originally Used For Tea or Tobacco.
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18th Century Scandinavian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Brass

Inlaid Ebony Table Cabinet
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine 18th century ebony and bone inlaid table cabinet with geometric and line inlay on eight drawers with turned bone knobs and standing on turned e...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Bone, Ebony

18th Century Dutch Walnut & Iron Polychromed Domed Table Box
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18th-century Dutch Walnut and Iron Polychrome Domed Table Box  Netherlands, 18th century or older A 18th-century Dutch walnut and iron polychrome domed table box, likely retaining i...
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18th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Boxes

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Iron

Early European Faux Bois Jewelry Box With Mirror and Brass Hardware
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
European 19h Century jewelry box with a green patterned fabric insert. This wood box is handcrafted in a faux bois style with brass hardware and etched mirror glass inside. The cond...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Baroque Boxes

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Jewelry Collectable Box With Cherubs
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Charming Italian box with Cherubs and Rococo decorations perfect for jewelry or other collectables. This box features intricate baroque and Rococo detailing including cherubs on the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Boxes

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Metal

Bronze and glass jewelry box
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bronze and glass jewelry box The box has cut crystals and the patina is gold and silver It is made with bronze and acid-cut glass. Origin France ci...
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1920s French Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Crystal, Bronze

Spanish Colonial Gilt Wood Vargueno With Red and Black Paint
Located in Stamford, CT
Spanish Colonial style painted and gilt wood table top vargueno, a chest with eight drawers and four doors with iron drop pulls. A sweet little chest with a lot of personality, decor...
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Early 20th Century Baroque Boxes

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Iron

18th Century Italian Baroque Hand Painted Wild Flowers on Burl Wood Tea Caddy
Located in Haarlem, NL
Very pretty 18th Century decorative shaped box, it used to be a tea caddy and is made in wood with burl wood veneer and hand painted decoration. Back from the days when tea was worth...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Wood, Burl, Paint, Paper

RARE OFFICE ARK Indo-Portuguese, from the 17th century (early)
Located in Madrid, ES
RARE OFFICE ARK Indo-Portuguese, from the 17th century (early) in ebony. Rectangular box with drawer. Opens with a lid secured by 2 hinges. The decoration limited by ivo.. fillet...
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Early 17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Boxes

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Wood

P.¨P. Rubens Adoration of the Magi Tin, De Beukelaer Antwerp
Located in Antwerp, BE
P.P Rubens - Peter Paul Rubens - Adoration of the Magi A Tin box for De Beukelaer Antwerp - Antwerp Biscuit Factory. This rectangular tin looks like a framed Rubens painting. Rube...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Baroque Boxes

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Metal

18th Century Swedish Miniature Baroque Chest of Drawers
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Good 18th century Swedish miniature Baroque jewellery box / commode in it's original finish with good patination. ca 1750 Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Boxes

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Wood

Rare baroque 18th Century Hatbox Lid: Authentic Wall Decoration for Rustic Homes
Located in Hamburg, DE
Step back in time with this exquisite find: the lid of a rare hatbox dating back to the early 18th century, circa 1740. Crafted from solid wood and ado...
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1740s German Antique Baroque Boxes

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Wood

19th Century Small Baroque Gilt Bronze Jewelry Box
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small baroque jewelry box in embossed gilted bronze with inner compartments and key.
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19th Century Danish Antique Baroque Boxes

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Brass

Cigarette Case Baroque style hand engraving enamel Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Cigarette Case rectangular with rounded corners in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with Baroque style hand engraving and hand-painted fired enamel such as malachite stone. Meas...
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1970s Italian Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Gold Plate, Enamel, Sterling Silver

Danish 18th Century Baroque Strongbox Safe Chest
Located in Kastrup, DK
Charming and decorative Danish baroque oak chest, featuring original gray-metalized iron bands, fittings, lock, and key. Conically shaped sides: Top: 42 cm / Bottom: 31 cm. Denmar...
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Early 18th Century Danish Antique Baroque Boxes

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Iron

18th Century, Heavily Carved Bone Inset & Iron Mounted Spanish Vargueno
Located in Atlanta, GA
Spanish, 18th century or earlier. An 18th century Spanish bargueno or vargueno traveling desk, used for storing documents, jewels, or sewing box. The six drawer chest is inset with ...
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18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Boxes

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Iron

Snuff Box White with noble coat of arms Baroque style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuff Box noble coat of arms is in 925/1000 sterling silver. Snuff Box noble coat of arms has White fired enamels on guilloché and handpainted miniature of arabesques with noble coat...
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1990s Italian Baroque Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Italian Wood Carved Casket Box
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th century Italian wooden carved casket box in the baroque style. Features gothic faces and lions paw feet. Can be used as a jewelry or trinket box or ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Wood

COUNTER CASH 17th Century Flemish
Located in Madrid, ES
COUNTER CASH 17th Century Flemish in walnut wood with inlays, consisting of two drawers and a drawer. Signs of use. Dim.: 31.5 x 44 x 27 cm good state
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17th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Boxes

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Wood

18th Century or Earlier Brass - Iron Bound Continental Lockbox
Located in Lomita, CA
There is a fantastical quality to this casket lockbox with its dramatic presentation. It has brass rings with lions' (or wolves) heads and a latch/escutcheon. The size and complexity of the latch suggest that it was designed to keep prying hands away. But it has a very interesting look that many people will like. The style and appearance suggest Continental origins, and appraisers say it was produced in the 18th century or earlier. The baroque casket...
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Early 18th Century European Antique Baroque Boxes

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Brass

Box shaped enamel hand painted, engraved and miniature Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Box shaped enamel is in 925/1000 sterling. Box shaped enamel has handpainted fired enamels miniature. Box shaped enamel is engraved and fire-enamelled ornaments. Box shaped enamel is...
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1970s Italian Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Snuff Box Venetian landscape miniature Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuff Box Snuff Box Venetian landscape is in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated 24 carats.. Snuff Box Snuff Box Venetian landscape has translucent fired enamel on guilloche and min...
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1960s Italian Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Vintage Dutch Country French Baroque Style Silver Plated Figural Jewelry Box
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Dutch Country French Baroque Style Silver Plated Figural Jewelry Box. Circa Early 1900s. Measurements: 1.5" H x 8" W x 6" D.
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Early 1900s Antique Baroque Boxes

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Silver Plate

Decorative Sevres Style Porcelain Box
Located in Southall, GB
Elegant and highly decorative porcelain box with exquisite painted scenes and bright colours on a sky blue background depicting a landscape and country house. Internally there is a d...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Baroque Boxes

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Porcelain

Scandinavian 18th Century Wooden Box, Dated 1752
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A Swedish Baroque box with original ironwork, key and big strong perfectly working lock dated (forged in the iron) 1752. This special shaped pine wood box, bought in the region of "...
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1750s Norwegian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Iron

IMPORTANT CUT-OUT BOX, SÈVRES 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
IMPORTANT CUT-OUT BOX, SÈVRES 18th Century Sèvres. Polychrome and gold decoration with reserves with landscape and figures. Rims and clasp in relief bronz...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Baroque Boxes

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Porcelain

Table Box Baroque style with two-tone fired enamels Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
This awesome Table Box Baroque style is in 925/1000 sterling silver. it has a Rectangular shape with hand-engraved intricate design Black and Green color fire enameled. Table Box Bar...
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1970s Italian Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Pill Box very fine hand-engraving in baroque style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Square pill box with rounded corners and curved sides in 925/1000 sterling silver with very fine hand-engraving in baroque style, fire-enamelled with black enamel also on the sides. ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

19th Century Italian Baroque Parcel Gilt and Hand Painted Table Box Casket
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a coffee table or a shelf with this elegant and colorful casket. Crafted in Italy circa 1880, the Venetian box stands on heavily carved feet decorated with gilt acanthus lea...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Boxes

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Oak

20th Century Italian 800 Solid Silver Jewel Box
Located in VALENZA, IT
Solid silver jewelry box. This box was made completely by hand, rectangular parallelepiped. To detach it and elevate it from the support surface, 4 small feet made with the casting t...
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Late 20th Century Italian Baroque Boxes

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Silver

Spanish Renaissance Casket of the 16th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Spanish Renaissance casket, 16th century In carved, polychrome and gilded wood decorated with a vase with horns of plenty, heads of cherubs and fruits. In the lock a shield with two ...
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16th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Boxes

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Wood

Portuguese silver jewerly box with semi-precious stones on the lid circa 1850.
Located in Rio De Janeiro, RJ
Incredible portuguese silver jewerly box with semi-precious stones on the lid circa 1850.
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1850s Portuguese Antique Baroque Boxes

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Silver

Snuff Box Black enamel Baroque style engraving Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Shaped table snuff box in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with fine fire-enamelled baroque style engraving. Very fine hand engraving on all surfaces. Dimensions cm. 6.2 x 7.8 cm...
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1970s Italian Vintage Baroque Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Unique Portuguese Pharmacy Scale with Doubt 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Unique Portuguese pharmacy scale with doubt 19th century. Box in different woods with carvings and two drawers. Signs of use, small defects. Good general conditions. Dim: 70x32x60 cm.
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Boxes

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Wood

Baroque boxes for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Baroque boxes for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage boxes created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, more furniture and collectibles, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Baroque boxes made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original boxes, popular names associated with this style include Franco Salimbeni, Europa Antiques, Arval Argenti Valenza, and Reuge Ste-Croix. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for boxes differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $61 and tops out at $18,599 while the average work can sell for $2,418.

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