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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
English Octagonal Rosewood with Boxwood Line Inlay Jewelry Box
Located in Free Union, VA
A slim and elegant box of highly figured rosewood divided into multiple panels, each bordered with narrow boxwood string inlay. The box rests on small wooden ball feet in faux painte...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

Circa 1830s English Regency to George IV Penwork Box
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Circa 1830s English penwork box, Regency to George IV. Sarcophagus form; decorated with a large Asiatic panel with floral sides & borders. Replaced lion mask ring handles. Lacks inte...
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1830s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Wonderful French Ormolu Mounted Cut Crystal Bronze Baccarat Casket Jewelry Box
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful French Ormolu Mounted Cut Crystal & Bronze Jewelry Casket / Box With Decorative Key In The Style And Manner Of Baccarat
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20th Century French Regency Boxes

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Crystal, Bronze, Ormolu

Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy With Cut Glass Containers
Located in Essex, MA
Finest quality dated January 2, 1820. Rectangular hinged top with boxwood stringing along the edge. The interior lined with pink paper and holding two cut glass tea containers and a ...
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1820s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

English Hand-Painted Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy c.1820
Located in Bath, GB
A really magnificent and pretty Regency tea caddy, the splendid shape having been beautifully painted on all sides with floral and foliate garlands, each panel framed. The top retai...
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1820s British Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Very Attractive Late Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy, Of Elegant Sarcophagus Form, Having Domed Lid With Mother Of Pearl Inlaid Decoration, Enclosing Two Lidded Divisions, Raised...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

Fine English Regency Period Bird’s Eye Maple Marquetry Box
Located in Free Union, VA
A very fine and exquisitely grained bird’s eye maple box of unusual form: the top curved into three concave channels, each one inlaid with contrast...
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Early 18th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Birdseye Maple

Fine Antique English South Staffordshire or Battersea Enamel Snuff Box
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An excellent quality late 18th or early 19th century Battersea enamel snuff or patch box. The pink enamel background with white enamel lattice and a raised gold around the hand paint...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Bronze, Enamel

Wonderful Antique English Regency Walnut & Tulipwood Tea Caddy - Floral Inlay
Located in Bath, GB
A fabulous and most unusual tea caddy dating to the Regency era, around 1820. A rare combination of woods has been used, nutty Cognac coloured Walnut and rich graphic Tulipwood. Th...
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1820s British Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

19th English Regency Inlaid Jewelry Box
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century Regency jewelry bow with exquisite inlay of various woods, ebony, rosewood, fruit wood, walnut, mahogany. With intricate geometric pattern inlay throughout and start pat...
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Early 19th Century Antique Regency Boxes

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Velvet, Ebony, Fruitwood, Mahogany, Walnut

Antique Vanity Case, English, Travelling Dressing Table Box, Regency, Circa 1820
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique vanity case. An English, rosewood and brass travelling dressing table box, dating to the Regency period, circa 1820. Beautifull...
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Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Wonderful Antique English Penwork Sewing Box / Basket c.1820
Located in Bath, GB
An absolutely charming Regency sewing box in the form of a basket with it's original bentwood folding swing handle. The domed top features a figura...
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1820s British Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Antique Ladies Utility Box, English, Burr Walnut, Writing Slope, Sewing, Regency
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique lady of the house utility box. An English, burr walnut and mother of pearl inlaid writing slope and sewing box, dating to the late Regency period, circa 1830. Exc...
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Mid-19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Walnut

Fabulous Antique English Penwork Double Compartment Tea Caddy c.1820
Located in Bath, GB
A simply magnificent and grand example of a Regency Penwork Tea Caddy dating 1820. The caddy stands on it's original large gilded bronze Lion's paw feet and the sides retaining the ...
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1820s British Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Stunning Antique English Regency Penwork Games Box c.1820
Located in Bath, GB
About as exotic and decorative as they get, this magnificent playing card / games box has a deep red / Burgundy background which is smothered in the most exquisite fine penwork with ...
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Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Beautiful Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Located in Southall, GB
A fine Regency period rectangular tea caddy, veneered in panels divided by fine metal stringing. Silver metal escutcheon and key. Complete with an initialled plaque on the lid and ro...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Regency Boxes

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Ivory, Tortoise Shell

Regency Tunbridge Ware Sewing Box
Located in Northampton, GB
Fitted Interior & Silver Handles From our Tunbridge Ware collection, we are delighted to offer this Tunbridge Ware Sewing Box. The Sewing Bo...
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Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Satinwood

Regency Parquetry Box
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular with overall cube parquetry. Lift top. Well executed with a wide choice of exotic woods.Nice patina and presents well. From the estate of the founder of Yankee Candle Com...
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1820s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Boxwood, Rosewood, Satinwood, Walnut

19th Century Painted Satinwood Dresser Box
Located in Bradenton, FL
Unique satinwood painted English dresser box from the 19th century. Box has colorful floral and ribbon design with exotic birds on a beautiful satinwood background. Designs are in ea...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Satinwood

Regency Leather Studded Campaign Case Trunk by Chapple & Sons Initials "I.M"
Located in Cheltenham, GB
Regency leather studded traveling case by Chapple & Sons of Cheapside London with studded brass initials ( I * M ) This compact Regency trunk is constru...
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19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Antique Decorative Finery Box, English, Jewellery, Keepsake, Regency, Circa 1830
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique decorative finery box. An English, rosewood and silk cotton jewellery box, dating to the late Regency period, circa 1830. Bold keeps...
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Mid-19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Painted Whitewood Box c1815
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Heading : Painted whitewood box Date : 1800-1830 Period : Regency Origin : Probably Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells, Kent Decoration : Rectangular whitewood box with painted basket of f...
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1810s British Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Rare Regency Architectural Pressed Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Pressed Tortoiseshell Design From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this Regency Architectural Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy of bombe form with flared bas...
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1810s British Antique Regency Boxes

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Shell

"Tea Caddy" English Tortoise Shell & Mother-of-Pearl Double Compartment 19th-c.
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY Regency Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy from the 1st quarter of the 19th century. It has a sarcophagus form with hinged cover opening to disclose t...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Tortoise Shell, Mother-of-Pearl

Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine English Regency mahogany caddy with canted sides and shaped hinged top with ebony stringing and original brass paw feet. Good color and patina.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

Vintage Crescent Pierced Fretwork Silver Plated Hinged Box Sectioned Glass Liner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Crescent Pierced Fretwork Silverplated Hinged Box Sectioned Glass Liner. Item features a domed top, removable twin section glass liner, raised on feet. Mid to Late 20th Centu...
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Mid-20th Century Regency Boxes

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Silver Plate

Antique English Regency Carved Cellarette Cassone Wedding Casket Chest Trunk 33"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique English Regency cellarette / cassone casket / coffer / coffret , trunk or marriage chest. Made of carved mahogany featuring blind fretwork ...
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Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

Antique Regency Quality Mahogany Inlaid Tea Caddy
Located in Suffolk, GB
Antique Regency quality mahogany inlaid tea caddy having inlaid satinwood stringing, original ornate brass handles and escutcheon, lift up lid opening to reveal two tea caddies Dim...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Other

Antique Rosewood and Mother-of-Pearl Box
Located in Miami, FL
Antique rosewood box with pewter and mother of pearl inlay. The Regency Empire to early Victorian rectangular box is inlaid with MOP at the center...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass, Pewter

19th Century English Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Casket Jewelry Box, Lock & Key
Located in Pearland, TX
A superb antique English Regency style rosewood sarcophagus casket box with lock and key, circa 1850. This fine antique box has a lovely sarcophagus form accented with contrasting in...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

Early 19th Century Regency Period Flame Mahogany Tea Caddy Box
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Regency period early 19th century flame mahogany tea caddy box with swing handle complete with an original hallmarked sterling silver George III tea caddy spoon Comes with working key, item opens to reveal a fitted interior with twin caddies & central crystal mixing bowl which is a later addition. A tea caddy is a box, jar, canister, or other receptacle used to store tea. When first introduced to Europe from Asia, tea was extremely expensive, and kept under lock and key. The containers used were often expensive and decorative, to fit in with the rest of a drawing-room or other reception room. Hot water was carried up from the kitchen, and the tea made by the mistress of the house, or under her supervision. As the use of the jar waned and the box became more popular, the provision of different receptacles for green and black tea...
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19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Brass

Regency Tortoiseshell and Mother of Pearl Serpentine Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Featuring Alternating Panels From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this fine Regency Tortoiseshell and Mother of Pearl Serpentine Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy of rect...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Tortoise Shell, Mother-of-Pearl

Paper Tissue Gilt Metal Box France 1970 gold Color Regence style
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Very nice Paper Tissue box, or decorative Box in Gilt Metal This box is large, was made in France in the 1970s. It has a Gold color.
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1970s French Vintage Regency Boxes

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Metal

Regency Chinoiserie Penwork Tea Chest
Located in Northampton, GB
From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this Regency Chinoiserie Penwork Tea Chest. The Tea Chest of rectangular form sits upon four brass ball feet with matching br...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Sycamore

English Regency Brown Wrapped Leather Brass Footed Table Box with Handles
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Italian Brown Leather Jewelry Box with Gold Tooling. Large Italian gilt tooled leather wrapped table box, with domed top gilt decoration, raised on four bronze paw feet. Vintage leather wrapped trunk with solid brass ornate feet, the top opens to reveal a lined interior with decorative endpaper with ample storage space. This stylish, whimsical and chic large storage box...
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Late 20th Century Italian Regency Boxes

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Brass

Antique English Regency Miniature Apprentice Chest Drawers Flame Mahogany 19Ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Beautiful English Regency Miniature two over three graduated drawer flame mahogany Chest of Drawers of outstanding quality and workmanship and compact proportions. Circa 1800-20. T...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany, Satinwood

Red Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Tole Coal Bucket
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th Century Regency Style Red Hand-Painted And Tole Coal Bucket/ with Lid. Painted with Red and Gilt Chinoiserie Decoration. Domed cover with lovely original gold gilt lion head ha...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Metal

English Regency Penwork Double-handled Jewelry Box, Chinoiserie
Located in Charlottesville, VA
English penwork double-handled jewelry box, with sectioned insert. Decorated with Chinoiserie-style themes. 4” h. x 9"w x 6.75"d.  
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Rare Regency Rosewood Writing Slope With Decorative Brass Trim by Wells & Lambe
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Handcrafted 19th Century Rosewood Veneer Writing Slope With A Tooled Purple Leather Writing Liner. Item Featured Brass Carry Handles & Is Finished With A Decorative Brass Inlay. Manu...
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19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Rare Regency Memento Mori Box
Located in Kittery Point, ME
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

A Hand Painted Apple Shaped Tea Caddy
Located in High Wycombe, GB
A 20th Century Hand Painted Hinged Lidded Tea Caddy In The Shape Of An Apple With A Metal Patinated Stalk
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19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Wood

Rare Handcrafted Regency Rosewood Leather Fold-out Stationary Writing Slope
Located in High Wycombe, GB
A Beautiful & Luxurious Handcrafted Regency Bramah Rosewood Fold-out Travelling Writing Companion With Fitted Leather Interior, Ceramic Blotting Tablets. Complete with Beautifully De...
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19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Antique Sarcophagus Tea Caddy, English, Box, Glass Mixer, Regency, Circa 1820
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique sarcophagus tea caddy. An English, rosewood case with glass mixer, dating to the Regency period, circa 1820. Appealing craftsma...
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1820s British Antique Regency Boxes

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Glass, Wood

Early 19th century Regency mahogany tea caddy
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 19th century Regency mahogany tea caddy circa 1820. Made using flame mahogany veneers.  Brass handles with star motif to the sides.  Canted corners strung with satinwood.  Sta...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

19th Century English Regency Boulle Tea Caddie
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
19th Century English Regency Boulle Tea Caddie. Very handsome and in beautiful shape.
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Hardwood

19th Century Rosewood Games Box
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very attractive Mid-19th Century rosewood card, or games, box having charming polychrome cards and chequered strung decoration to hinged top, enclosing paper lined interior with di...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Rosewood

English Regency Walnut Traveling Lap Desk Box with Secret Compartment
Located in Savannah, GA
19th century English Regency traveling lap writing desk with original brass corner mounts and hardware, including lock and key. Outstanding sti...
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1810s English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Regency Tooled Leather Work Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th Century Regency Tooled Leather Work Box
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19th Century Antique Regency Boxes

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Leather

Antique Gentleman's Cigar Humidor, English, Campaign Smoker's Box, Regency, 1820
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique gentleman's cigar humidor. An English, burr walnut and cedar campaign smoker's box with Bramah lock, dating to the Regency period, circa...
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1820s British Antique Regency Boxes

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Walnut, Cedar

Regency Pagoda Form Work Box with Brass Feet & Inlay, Early 19th Century England
Located in Atlanta, GA
Regency Pagoda Form Work Box with Brass Feet & Inlay, Early 19th Century England
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Rosewood And Brass Inlaid Campaign Dressing Box
Located in Essex, MA
Finely made and signed E. Wells Co Patent on hinges. Rectangular hinged top with brass edge and fleur de lis corners and central monogrammed plaque opening to a fitted interior. Conf...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

19th Century English Regency Burl Wood Veneer Box With Ebonized Ball Feet
Located in Stamford, CT
A handsome and beautifully made English Regency burl wood veneered box. The thick burl veneer covering the four sides and top, resting on four ebonized ball feet . A rich honey patin...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Ebony, Burl

A Sarcophagus Shaped Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy With Separate Tea Compartments
Located in High Wycombe, GB
A Sarcophagus Shaped Regency Rosewood, Brass Tea Caddy With Two Separate Tea Compartments and Individual Handled Lids, Centred on Four Bun Feet Circa 1700's Great patina embellishi...
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18th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Brass

Regency Mahogany Tea Chest Robert Wright
Located in Northampton, GB
With Twin Caddies & Hand Cut Glass Sugar Bowl From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this rare Regency Cuban Mahogany Tea Chest by Robert Wright. The Tea Chest of ...
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Early 19th Century British Antique Regency Boxes

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Metal, Brass

English large Regency period country house gesso decorated casket, circa 1820
Located in Central England, GB
A Rare and Important Large Regency Period Country House Gesso Decorated Casket This most interesting large scale casket is highly decorative. It stands on four raised cast bronze an...
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Gesso

English Regency Tea Caddy with Inlay and Interior Lid, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
English Regency Tea Caddy with Inlay and Interior Lid, 19th Century
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19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

Regency Style Sterling Silver Knife-Box-Form Tea Caddy with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Regency style, sterling silver, knife-box-form tea caddy with hinged lid, American, Ca. 1910. Has a wreath-form cartouche, which is engraved with the script initials RA that look lik...
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1910s American Vintage Regency Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Regency Penwork Tea Chest
Located in Northampton, GB
Sycamore Tea Chest Circa 1815 From our Tea Caddies collection, we are delighted to offer this Regency Penwork Tea Chest. The Chest crafted from Syca...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Boxes

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Sycamore

Regency boxes for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Regency boxes for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, 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, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, case pieces and storage cabinets and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Regency boxes made in a specific country, there are Europe, United Kingdom, and England pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original boxes, popular names associated with this style include Crane, John C. Moore, and Tiffany & Co.. 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 $175 and tops out at $445,948 while the average work can sell for $2,088.

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