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Neoclassical Boxes

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Light Blue Wedgwood Heart Shaped Trinket Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a light blue Wedgwood heart shaped small lidded box. The top of its lid is decorated with a Greek or Roman relief scene of a woman with a cape covering her head sat in small ...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Boxes

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Porcelain

19th Century Wedgwood Casket
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century gilded ormolu casket, having a Wedgwood porcelain plaque depicting a classical scene, two further silver plated embossed classical oval plaques.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Ormolu

Gloves or Fans Box, Marquetry, Rosewood, Bronze, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Box. Marquetry, rosewood, bronze, 19thcentury. Rectangular box to store fans or gloves with the interior lined in light textile and exterior in wood and gilt bronze. It has a key cl...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Bronze, Other

Italian Neo-Classic Style Marble Box
Located in New York, NY
Italian Neo-classic-style (20th Century) black marble rectangular box with and inlaid circle of lapis, malachite, and pink marble
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Boxes

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Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Marble

Neoclassical Style Metal Tissue Box Cover
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Add style and the finishing touch to your countertop or nightstand with this antiqued gold toned top and grey ribbed metal body tissue box cover to protect your facial tissues. Be it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal

Marquetry Box, lemon tree wood, palo santo, rosewood, mahogany. 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Box with marquetry decorations. Lemongrass, rosewood, palorosa, mahogany wood. XIX century. Rectangular box with a flat top made of wood and decorated with a delicate marquetry with ...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Wood

Italian Neoclassic Walnut Miniature Commode
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular top with diamond inlay over three drawers with similar inlay, slight cabriole legs.
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1790s Italian Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Walnut

Small 20th Century Italian Marble Box
Located in New York, NY
Twentieth century Italian Neoclassic style rectangular box with a brown veined beige and celedon marble exterior enclosing a black marble interior.
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Boxes

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Marble

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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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Wood, Giltwood, Paint

Neoclassical Octagonal Green Guilloche & Ormolu Box, after Faberge
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Neoclassical octagonal green Guilloche & Ormolu box, after Faberge A fine late 20th century example, intricate, well executed example, with presentation box. The box enamel box mea...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Boxes

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Ormolu

Silver Box, 19th-20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
With hallmarks. Three-lobed flat-top box made of silver in its color decorated on the edge and lid with elements on chopped luster. The upper part presents a scene framed by scallop...
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Boxes

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Silver

Finest Quality Reuge Swiss 3.72 Note Grand Piano Inlaid Music Box Plays 3 Songs
Located in Tustin, CA
Astounding, finest quality, hand-made estate 3.72 note "Reuge" music and jewelry box grand piano with gorgeous instrumental motif marquetry on burl walnut wood case. The music box pl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Burl

Jewelry Box Gilded Interior with Silk Satin Padding France, Paris, 1800
Located in Milano, IT
Jewelry box numbered below on the bottom. France Paris 1800, gilded metal. Interior with period silk satin padding. Precious and splendid antique jewelry box. The jewelry box is made...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal

Huntley Boorne & Stevens Mid Century ‘Wedgwood Jasperware’ Biscuit Tin 1950s
Located in Tilburg, NL
Huntley Boorne & Stevens Mid Century ‘Wedgwood Jasperware’ Biscuit Tin, England, mid 20th century. This is a very decorative biscuit tin by Huntley Boorne & Stevens, one of the pr...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal

Petite Antique French Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Jewel Casket
Located in Forney, TX
A fine diminutive French Neoclassical ormolu gilded metal jewelry casket. Born around the turn of the 18th/19th century, the exceptionally executed petite masterpiece features a ...
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19th Century Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal, Ormolu

Vintage Neoclassical Indian Copper Letter Holder Wall Hanging Mail Box
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Neoclassical stamped brass wall hanging letter holder with neoclassical details and subtly monogrammed DBW. Measures: 8.5".  
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Boxes

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Copper

Bronze and Porcelain Jewelry Box, Porcelain Plaques Painted by Johner
By Johner
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Bronze and porcelain jewelry box. Porcelain plaques painted by Johner. Neoclassical style. Vienna, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Neoclassical Boxes

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Bronze

Antique Gilt Bronze and Malachite Casket by Monbro Fils Ainé
Located in London, GB
Antique gilt bronze and malachite casket by Monbro Fils Ainé French, mid 19th Century Measures: Height 68cm, width 92cm, depth 52cm This marriage casket is a wonderful piece of ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Malachite, Ormolu

19th Century Meissen Porcelain Casket
Located in Brighton, Sussex
I very good quality 19th century Meissen porcelain lidded casket. It features a gladiatorial scene with the Emperor and Empress on the lid, the sides are lavishly decorated with pla...
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19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Porcelain

John Scofield, George III Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, London 1792
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1792 by John Scofield, this very handsome, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is oval in shape, plain in style, and features reed detailing. The t...
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1790s English Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany Neoclassical Sterling Silver Ginger Jar Tea Caddy
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical sterling silver ginger jar tea caddy. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Twisted ornament with flowers, pointille scrolls, and scallop shells emerging from plain ground....
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Boxes

Miniature of a Jewelry Box in Gilt Bronze, Paris, France, circa 1800
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful and precious miniature of a bronze jewelry chair. The seat rises and inside we find some vintage burgundy red silk satin. The surface features sophisticated details. Miniat...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Bronze

Italian 18th Century Giltwood Florentine Octagonal Box Engraved with Birds
Located in Milan, IT
Italian antique gilded Florentine box, octagonal shape realized in white walnut, engraved on each side and the top and with polychrome birds lacquered on the lid. The box dates back ...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Walnut

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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18th Century German Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Porcelain

Tiger's Eye Semi-Precious Stone Box
Located in New York, NY
Tiger's eye semi-precious stone box with hinged lid, 3.5" x 4.25" x 1.75" H. Tiger's eye is a form of metamorphic rock with a silky luster; it exhibits chatoyancy, a variety of sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Neoclassical Boxes

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Stone

Sevres Porcelain Box
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sevres porcelain box octagonal format Hand painted and signed on its base perfect condition Origin France Circa 1900 its mount is gilded bronze.
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Bronze

Limoges France Faberge Porcelain Rose Bud Trinket Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Limoges France Faberge Porcelain rose bud trinket hinged box. It is depicting a large yellow rose bud at the top of an oval cranberry color box. This top also has a gold ha...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Boxes

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Porcelain

Tiffany & Co. Porcelain Lidded Trinket Box Designed for Tauck World France
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tiffany & Co. porcelain round trinket box. Tiffany & Co. porcelain round map box designed for Tauck World, Made In France. The porcelain lid cover is decorated with a map of severa...
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Late 20th Century French Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

French Jewelry Box
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
French jewelry box Materials: Bronze and orange crystal Origin France Circa 1900 Golden patina perfect condition on its lid it has a porcelain plate.
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Crystal, Bronze

Cutlery Box Florence, Early 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Cherry veneer travel box with brass feet, embossed and gilded metal handles and key hole with neoclassical decorations; the box is covered in red parchment inside and embellished wit...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Silver, Brass

Early 1900s French Neoclassical Oval Brass Jewellery Box with Agate Moth Decor
Located in Haarlem, NL
Very pretty and heavy early 1900s Neo-Classical oval brass jewellery box with 2 moth decorations carved in agate. The figures on the (I think machine made repoussé) side look like f...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Boxes

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Agate, Brass

Sevres Porcelain Box
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sevres porcelain box Origin France Circa 1900 Interior decoration (flowers) bronze mount hand painted box.
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Wedgwood Jasperware Neoclassical Grey and White English Box, 1990
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful petite Wedgwood Jasperware round trinket or jewelry box in the Neoclassical style, circa late-20th century, England. Box is grey and white matte unglazed stoneware with r...
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Late 20th Century English Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Stoneware

Wedgwood Jasperware Green & White Box in the Neoclassical Style, ca. 19th C
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful English green and white Wedgwood Jasperware round box in the Neoclassical style, circa late-19th century, England. Lid features detailed raised relief with equine horse w...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Stoneware

Antique French Ebony & Mahogany Inlaid Tea Caddy Box, Susse Freres, circa 1840
Located in Pearland, TX
A superb antique French ebony and mahogany inlaid tea caddy chest made by the prominent Susse Freres brothers of Paris, circa 1840. Signed by the maker. This fine box contains two te...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Mahogany, Ebony

Hollywood Regency Style Antiqued Gold Tissue Box
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Treat yourself to something special with this stylish Neo-classical revival or Hollywood Regency style tissue box with an antiqued gold finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Platinum, Tin

Vintage Wedgwood Jasperware Neoclassical Lidded Box, England, Early 20th C.
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
English porcelain box by Wedgwood from the jasperware pottery series. The lidded box features a matte biscuit or unglazed finish in blue with decorative relief work in contrasting wh...
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1930s English Vintage Neoclassical Boxes

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Porcelain

Box Sevres Porcelain
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Box sevres porcelain octagonal format Decorated with flowers inside (hand-painted) Bronze frame Perfect condition Circa 1900 origin France.
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Camille Le Tallec Porcelain Rectangular Dresser Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a gilded hand painted elongated hinged box. It is decorated with a garland of flowers & festoon of branches of parsley leaves. Inside the lid, there is a single rose hand pai...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Swiss Gold Musical Vinaigrette
Located in New Orleans, LA
This early 19th century Swiss gold vinaigrette has the charming addition of a musical mechanism. The entire box is crafted of 14-karat yellow gold enveloped in delicate engine-turned...
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19th Century Swiss Antique Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Gold, Enamel

Round Cobalt Blue Madonna and Child Hinged Trinket Box Limoges China
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful cobalt blue trinket box with a hinged lid. The top features a scene of the Madonna and Child, with a wreath of gold surrounding the edges. The body is decorated with gold...
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20th Century Chinese Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Metal

Continental Niello and Silver Gilt Snuff Box, Early 19th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
No apparent hallmarks. The diaper pattern filled with small crosses throughout and the opening with a slight lip.
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Silver

Pair of Large Ribbon Stripes Pyramid Boxes
Located in New York, NY
Each with removable pyramid lid; hand-painted with Prussian blue stripes and orange speckles on a taupe ground; hand-constructed. From architectural follies of the eighteenth-cent...
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2010s American Neoclassical Boxes

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Paint, Paper

Eximious Ltd Porcelain Limoges Trinket Pill Box No Place Like Home England
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Eximious Ltd London oval porcelain trinket or pill box with green sides and painted with an American suburban house and the phrase “No Place Like Home” inside the lid. Excell...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Boxes

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Porcelain

German Neoclassical Painted Lacquer Snuff Box, Early 19th Century
By Stobwasser
Located in Spencertown, NY
German neoclassical round snuff box with ancient Roman scene.
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Early 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Lacquer

Kylix with Lid, P. Ipsen, Kopenhagen, Second Half of the 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Kylix with lid by Peter Ipsen (1815-1860) from the Second Half of the 19th century. The lid and bowl are in red and decorated with acanthus leaf and tendril decorations on a beige gr...
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19th Century Danish Antique Neoclassical Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Swiss Gold and Enamel Musical Vinaigrette
Located in New Orleans, LA
A musical movement distinguishes this wonderful early 19th-century gold vinaigrette box. The vessel is covered in delicate engraving highlighted by blue and white champlevé enamel de...
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19th Century Swiss Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal

Louis XIV Period Polychrome-Painted Casket Writing Box
Located in New York, US
Our writing box measuring 14 by 9 1/2 by 4 inches dates from the late seventeenth century and is likely of Dutch or French origin. It features hand-painted flowers and landscapes on ...
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17th Century French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Wood

Snuffbox, England, circa 1800
Located in Greding, DE
Oval-round snuffbox, tortoiseshell with gold incrustations.  
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Early 1800s English Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Tortoise Shell

Blue and White Ceramic Heart Shape Trinket Box with Lid by Wedgwood
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful ceramic heart shape trinket box by Wedgwood. This dish is in the Classic “Wedgwood blue” and features a Greek mythological scene on the top in white. A floral garland tri...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Boxes

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Ceramic

1873 Russian Silver Niello Snuff Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This engraved rectangular silver snuff box is decorated with the scene of a group of Russian buildings- one in the center appears to be a palace with a flag. In the front of them the...
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19th Century Russian Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Silver

Hermes Vanity Box
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Hermes vanity box, of circular form with gilt metal cronicopia removable lid, with a leather encased base with fitted triangular gold washed interior. Stamped Hermes Paris.
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal

Handsome Antique Mahogany Lap Desk Box on Custom Stand End Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very rare handsome antique mahogany box or lap desk on custom stand having brass trim and striking ram's head decoration on top.
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Mahogany

Neoclassical Round Box in the Style of the Wedgwood
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and rare early to mid-20th century matte white and light periwinkle blue round metal box in the Neoclassical style. The Neoclassical raised relief design around box's ext...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal

Tall Oak Wood Brown Fireplace Mantle Match Box with Gold Lion Motif Handle
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A tall wooden Oak fireside matchbox with a lid. A fabulous detail to add to a mantle or near a fireplace. This tall brown box features a hinged lid and a golden metal lion head with ...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal

Gilt Bronze and Onyx Jewelry Box, France, Late 19th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Gilt bronze and onyx jewelry box. France, late 19th century. It has silk inside.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Boxes

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Onyx, Bronze

Antique Sea Shell Decorative Coffin Box with Lid
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful coffin shape trinket box encrusted with shells. This box would be stunning on a dressing table, side table, or coffee table. Its hinged lid opens to fit miscellaneous ite...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Boxes

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Shell

Antique Hand Painted Brown Metal Chest or Box with Floral Design
Located in Plainview, NY
A lovely large antique hand painted Metal chest to box. The box features exquisite floral design with gilded motifs on the top of the box and round elegant gilded bases and crown. ...
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1940s American Vintage Neoclassical Boxes

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Metal

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