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Regency Boxes

REGENCY STYLE

Like France’s Empire style, Regency-style furniture was rooted in neoclassicism; the characteristics of its bedroom furniture, armchairs, dining room tables and other items include clean lines, angular shapes and elegant details.

Dating roughly from the 1790s to 1830s, antique Regency-style furniture gets its name from Prince George of Wales — formally King George IV — who became Prince Regent in 1811 after his father, George III, was declared unfit to rule. England’s Regency style is one of the styles represented in Georgian furniture.

George IV’s arts patronage significantly influenced the development of the Regency style, such as the architectural projects under John Nash, which included the renovation of Buckingham House into the formidable Buckingham Palace with a grand neoclassical facade. Celebrated designers of the period include Thomas Sheraton, Henry Holland and Thomas Hope. Like Nash, Hope instilled his work with classical influences, such as saber-legged chairs based on the ancient Greek klismos. He is credited with introducing the term “interior decoration” to English with the 1807 publishing of Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.

Although more subdued than previous styles like Rococo and Baroque, Regency interiors incorporated copious use of chintz fabrics and wallpaper adorned in chinoiserie-style art. Its furniture featured fine materials and luxurious embellishments. Furniture maker George Bullock, for instance, regularly used detailed wood marquetry and metal ornaments on his pieces.

Archaeological discoveries in Egypt and Greece informed Regency-era details, such as carved scrollwork, sphinxes and palmettes, as well as the shape of furniture. A Roman marble cinerary chest, for example, would be reinterpreted into a wooden cabinet. The Napoleonic Wars also inspired furniture, with martial designs like tented beds and camp-style chairs becoming popular. While the reddish-brown mahogany was prominent in this range of pieces, imported woods like zebrawood and ebony were increasingly in demand.

Find a collection of antique Regency tables, seating, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Regency
19th Century Regency Tea Caddy Tortoishell and Mother of Pearl English Box
Located in Milan, IT
A very high quality Regency period tortoiseshell, two compartments Tea caddy, an English urn shaped box, with a lovely curved front inlaid with scrolling mother of pearl foliage and ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Silver

English Regency Mother of Pearl, Abalone, and Tortoise Shell Double Tea Caddy
Located in Bradenton, FL
English Regency Mother of Pearl, Abalone, and Tortoise Shell Double Tea Caddy. With ivory veneered edge and ball feet, silver nameplate and escutcheon.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Tortoise Shell, Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality Regency tea caddy, circa 1820. Made using flame mahogany veneers. Brass handles with star motif to the sides. Canted corners strung with satinwood. Standing on flat b...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

19th Century Rosewood Miniature Sideboard Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Charming Late Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy, In The Form Of A Miniature Pedestal Sideboard, Having Hinged Lid Over Concealed Canisters And Central Mixing Bowl Hole Raised O...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

Regency Style Faux Malachite Tole Box
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Regency style Faux malachite tole box with ring handles, by Maitland Smith, of substantial size, realistically painted and enameled.
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20th Century Regency Boxes

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Tôle

Antique English Regency Mahogany Ladies Jewlery Casket Box Paw Feet 19th Century
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning English regency period flame figured mahogany ladies or gentleman's Jewlery Casket on its original stand. First quarter of the Nineteenth Century. Spectacular box which ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

Early 19th Century Rosewood Writing Box
Located in Forney, TX
A beautiful antique, circa 1820, rosewood writing box, campaign style, hand-crafted in France or England. The French Restauration period (1815-1830) ecritoire or English Regency e...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Antique English Regency Toleware Footed Coal Box or Scuttle with Brass Handles
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique metal coal box or coal scuttle is presumably made in England during the 1820s in the Regency period and style. The box is constructed of thin metal sheeting, with a conv...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Metal

Regency Leather Faux Book Box on Painted Stand or End Table, English, circa 1830
Located in San Francisco, CA
Leather four volume faux book box on painted pine stand with turned legs. Interior of the box lined with Italian marbleized paper and having a small lidded compartment within. Englan...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Leather, Wood

Two Tortoise Shell Veneer Boxes
Located in Buchanan, MI
Two tortoise shell veneer boxes Comprising a rectangular box with square lift top cover, and a sewing box raised on bun feet Priced per box. (measure: 1.5" x 6" x 3") Taller box: 5...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Tortoise Shell

English Regency Mahogany Wine Cellarette with Flanking Dolphin Feet, Circa 1815
Located in Charleston, SC
English Regency Mahogany monumental wine cellarette with a gadrooned step back hinged lid, canted gadrooned exterior sides, interior locking mechanism, flanking figural dolphin feet,...
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1810s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Rosewood and Tulipwood Jewelry Box
Located in Boston, MA
Of rectangular shape, inlaid with boxwood and ebony, with brass lion head handles on each side and a vintage satin-lined interior. With a key.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

Early 19th Century Regency Mother of Pearl Inlaid Tea Caddy of Sarcophagus Form
Located in New York, NY
The body and hinged lid with mother of pearl and brass-line inlay. The fitted interior is lined with purple velvet. With a brass escutcheon and bun foot.
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1820s Irish Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Jasperware Box with Greek-Key Design, ca. 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Regency style Jasperware box with Greek-Key design, ca. late-19th century, England. Box is oval, matte (unglazed), with a yellow raised relief design of Greek-Key and Aca...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Stoneware

Three Mahogany and Inlaid Wood Tea Caddy, Priced Per Tea Caddy
Located in Buchanan, MI
Three mahogany and inlaid wood tea caddy. Consisting of an inlaid tea caddy. Together with two additional mahogany tea caddies height 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 4 2/5".   
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

Rare Regency Memento Mori Box
Located in Boston, MA
Decorated with four skulls to top with titles of a Witch, King, Beauty and Beggar to each Skull underneath. Lidded.
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

19th century English Rosewood Tea Caddy with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Savannah, GA
Tea Caddy made of rosewood with extensive mother-of-pearl decoration to the top and front. Special features include bun feet and unusual handles on either side with mother-of-pearl b...
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1810s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

English Georgian Regency Classical Tea Caddy by Charles Fox
Located in New York, NY
George IV sterling silver tea caddy. Made by Charles Fox II in London in 1833. Rectilinear with chamfered corners, reeded base, and stepped top. Push-and-slide panel at bottom. Neck ...
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1830s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in New York, NY
Regency mahogany tea caddy with 2 interior compartments & a etched glass mixing bowl.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Antique English Regency Style Lion Motif Oval Tole Box
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique English Regency Style Lion Motif Oval Tole Box England, circa 1900s A beautiful colorful example, of oval from with swing handle, on a tapering box decorated with tassels,...
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Early 20th Century English Regency Boxes

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Metal

English Porcelain Gold-Ground Botanical Patch Box with Irish References, "Forget
Located in Downingtown, PA
English porcelain gold-ground botanical patch box with Irish references, "Forget Not Erin" Motto, Attributed to Coalport, Circa 1820 This spectacular English porcelain box is o...
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1820s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Porcelain

Regency Burr Yew Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Delightful Early 19th Century, Regency Period, Burr Yew Wood Tea Caddy Of Sarcophagus Form Having Boxwood Strung Decoration, Original Ormolu Handles To Sides And Hinged Top Enclosi...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Yew

Faux Tortoiseshell Two Compartment Tea Caddy
Located in Folkestone, GB
Unusual early 19th century simulated tortoiseshell two compartment rectangular tea caddy with cushion shaped lid and retaining the original inner lids. In reasonable condition for it...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Beech

Early 19th Century British William IV Teapoy Attributed to Gillows
Located in Dallas, TX
Made, circa 1820-1830 in Britain, during the reign of George II or William IV, Regency period!! In the late 18th-early 19th Century, tea was expensive as gold ! It was not only impo...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Hardwood

Regency Brass Bound Rosewood Fitted Traveling Dressing Box
Located in New York, NY
Regency Brass Bound Rosewood Fitted traveling , dressing box With fitted interior, containing 2 fragrance bottles. Silver lidded makeup Jars, a mirror & a tooled leather compartme...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Silver, Brass

Two Chinese Export Lacquered Tea Caddy for the English Market, Priced Per Caddy
Located in Buchanan, MI
A two Chinese export lacquered tea caddys for The English Market. With two fitted pewter canisters on the interior. Together with a Chinese export lacquered box with remnants of gilt...
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19th Century Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Rare Antique English Regency Rosewood & Brass Writing Slope Box Lap Desk
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An inordinately fine box, the exterior is dressed with full width and depth rosewood veneers carefully applied to flow between seams of the writing slope. Heavy gauge brass mounts ar...
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1810s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

19th Century English Regency Tea Caddy
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a classic English Regency tea caddy, veneered with tortoise-shell, the front with canted corners. The lid opens to reveal two lidded compartments, 19th century.
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Tortoise Shell

Regency Period Brass Bound Rosewood Campaign Writing Box, England, Circa 1815
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A superior Regency period brass bound writing box constructed of richly figured Brazilian rosewood, the hinged top inset with a blank brass cartouche and opening to an interior fitte...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Mahogany and Ebony Inlaid Teacaddy
Located in Essex, MA
With reeded pagoda hinged top over a bombe case with ebony inlays. Bracket feet.
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1810s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

Regency Mahogany and Brass Inlaid Lap Desk on Stand
Located in Essex, MA
In fine condition with brass inlaid banded hinged top and fitted interior, side drawer; sides similarly decorated and raised on a base with square section legs.
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1820s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

English Regency Mahogany Travelling Lap Desk Box with Secret Compartment
Located in Savannah, GA
Large size English Regency mahogany travelling sloped lap desk/ box with original brass corner mounts, hinges, pin, top mount and retractable handles. Features include a side drawer,...
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Early 1800s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

English Regency Mahogany Travelling Lap Desk with Secret Compartment, on Stand
Located in Savannah, GA
This early 19th century lap desk is constructed of flame grain Honduras mahogany and features the original brass fittings and an embossed leather interior with a removable pen tray. ...
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1810s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Pair of Antique Regency Cutlery Boxes, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A rare pair of superb quality late Georgian - early Regency period revolving cutlery boxes of architectural design. England or Ireland, circa 1800-1820. Why we love them Of incred...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Regency Specimen Woods Table Jewellery Casket
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very fine quality Regency period specimen woods table top jewellery cabinet having hinged lid over pair of doors enclosing two false short drawers and three long drawers retaini...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Satinwood

19th Century English Rosewood Teapoy Tea Caddy
Located in San Francisco, CA
An unusual and large William IV rosewood teapoy or tea caddy in beautiful original condition. The glass mixing bowl is missing, England, circa 1830.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

19th Century English Regency Burl Walnut Tea Caddy
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century English Regency burl walnut tea caddy. Lovely shape and pretty details including decorative handles on the sides. Makes an elegant statement!
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Extremely Rare Pair of Regency Cast-Iron Sarcophagus Shaped Strong Boxes
Located in Benington, Herts
An extremely rare pair of Regency cast-iron sarcophagus shaped strong boxes. Regency, circa 1820 Painted to simulate palisander wood and with parcel-gilt, the cavetto-moulded h...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Iron

19th Century English Regency Hat Box
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a good example of an early-19th century English Regency leather hat box. The box is in very good condition considering its nearly 200 years. The leather straps are dry and th...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Green Tole Coffee Tin
Located in London, GB
A mid-nineteenth century green tole coffee tin with two lidded apertures, labelled 1 and 2, with white porcelain handles.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Metal

Charming Diminutive 19th Century English Rosewood Step-Back Cupboard
Located in Buchanan, MI
A charming 19th century English diminutive step-back cupboard with two glazed doors over two drawers and two-paneled doors.
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

English Regency Bow Front Mahogany & Satinwood Ebonized Miniature Chest, C. 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
English Regency bow front mahogany and Satinwood ebonized miniature chest with five graduated drawers, ebonized knobs and drawer fronts, and resting on the original bracket feet. Ear...
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1810s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Ebony, Mahogany, Satinwood

Antique English Regency Rosewood Travelling Lap Desk Box, Circa 1830
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Regency rosewood travelling lap desk box, circa 1830.
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

Wonderful French Napoleon III Ormolu Bronze Crystal Glass Casket Jewelry Box
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful large French Napoleon III style ormolu bronze mounted & crystal / glass casket jewelry box with open work handle.
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20th Century French Regency Boxes

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Crystal, Bronze

Regency Rosewood Writing Box
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A fine quality, charming 19th century Regency Italian late baroque period walnut 2-drawer table, late 17th/early 18th century period rosewood writing box having elegant brass inlaid ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

Antique Flame Mahogany English Regency Tea Poy Gillows Lancaster Tea Caddy 19 Ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An exceptionally fine quality English Regency Period well figured mahogany Teapoy, raised on its original stand, firmly attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London. First quarter o...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany, Cut Glass

19th Century Manner of George Bullock, Regency Brass Inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk
Located in Morristown, NJ
c.1800, England, Regency brass inlaid rosewood lap desk in the manner of George Bullock. Rectangular box with double-hinged lid, opening to tooled navy leather and gold embossed writ...
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Early 18th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Regency Period Steel Strong Box
Located in New York, US
Our late Regency period strongbox features gilt neoclassical mounts including lion masks and rosettes at the sides, Roman Tuscan style columns at the front corners, figurative panel ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Steel

19th Century Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Tea Caddy
Located in Hixson, TN
19th century Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy A tea caddy made of rosewood and in the sarcophagus shape. Fitted with two tea compartments and coverings but missing the waste...
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1860s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

19th Century Sea Captain's Tea Caddy
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 19th century sea captain's tea caddy, circa 1830, made of coramandel wood gathered in the Spice Islands China Trade, with sailor's grommet-spliced rope becket handles. The inte...
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Early 19th Century American Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Antique Regency Brass Burl Walnut Traveling Desk Wooden Writing Slope Box 19ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An exceptionally fine quality English well figured solid burr walnut, Amboyna Anglo-Indian Colonial Officers Campaign Style Travelling Writing Slope of outstanding quality and unusua...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Leather Jewelry, Work and Writing Casket
Located in London, by appointment only
A Regency leather jewelry, work and writing casket, the hinged lid enclosing a partitioned compartment, the moulded doors enclosing four drawers with faux book spine fronts, the low...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Leather

Miniature Rosewood Wellington Chest
Located in Folkestone, GB
A charming early 19th century rosewood five drawer miniature Wellington chest with a stepped rectangular top above five graduated drawers which are all locked by the hinged side pila...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

Antique Victorian Jewellery Casket Trinket and Snuff Box Regency Grand Tour 19ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning Example of a Ladies Well Figure Tortoise Shell Horn mounted Jewlery Casket of compact proportions, made during the last half of the Nineteenth Century. Slightly dome shaped ...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Silver

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Form Tea Caddy
Located in New York, NY
Regency rosewood sarcophagus form Tea Caddy. With circular Brass keyhole escutcheon plate.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Mahogany Sarcophagus form Tea Caddy
Located in New York, NY
Regency Mahogany sarcophagus form tea caddy. With Brass keyhole escutcheon.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Amboyna Writing Slope
Located in Folkestone, GB
A good early 19th century lap desk or writing slope, unusually constructed in richly figured Amboyna wood. Fitted with brass corner brackets and flush fitting handles. This piece wou...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Rosewood Jewellery Box
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A charming and very good quality 19th century Regency period rosewood jewellery box having polychrome painted panel decoration to top over one fitted drawer retaining original brass ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

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