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Rococo Boxes

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Meissen Gilt-Metal Mounted Etui / Bodkin Case, circa 1755
Located in Maidstone, GB
Meissen Gilt-Metal Mounted Etui / Bodkin Case, circa 1755, cylindrical case painted with floral trails between blue-scale borders, the ends painted with perched birds, 12cm long.
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1750s German Antique Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

French Rococo Style Limoges Porcelain Heart Shaped Trinket Box
Located in Glasgow, GB
Limoges porcelain heart shaped trinket box. Hand-crafted in France around the late 1980’s Finely decorated in the french rococo style; the body of the heart decorated with lapis laz...
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Late 20th Century French Rococo Boxes

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Gold, Brass

Theodore Alexander Walnut Claw Foot Tea Caddy Casket Chest Trinket Box 13"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Theodore Alexander walnut tea caddy / trinket box. Carved in French Empire / Rococo style with shields, foliate designs and winged corners over four claw / paw feet. Foliate ...
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Late 20th Century Rococo Boxes

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Walnut

Important 18th Century Porcelain and Bronze Box by Meissen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Dimensions - H: 1 3/4in W: 3 1/2in D: 2in This Mid 18th Century Porcelain and Bronze Box by Meissen is truly a spectacular piece and is of the highest quality! If you look at the p...
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Late 18th Century German Antique Rococo Boxes

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Bronze, Ormolu

Italian Lacca Povera Box, Venetian, c1750
Located in valatie, NY
This small Venetian gem has lacca povera decoration which is the Italians version of decoupage. It is hand-painted and lacquered with cut-outs of various ...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Boxes

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Wood, Paper

Palais Royal Horse-Drawn Carriage Trinket Box 19th Century
Located in Munich, DE
A ‘Palais Royal’ miniature horse-drawn carriage trinket box made with mother of pearl, silver-plated horses and gold plated metal. 19th century.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Marble, Gold Plate, Silver Plate

Meissen Rococo Porcelain Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
Incredible hand-painted scenes inspired by Rococo master Antoine Watteau cover this magnificent Meissen porcelain box. Displaying romantic courts...
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18th Century German Antique Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Antique Scandinavian silver marriage box, love birds, 18th century
Located in NEWARK, GB
A wonderful antique Scandinavian or Dutch silver marriage box. It is crafted in sterling silver, late 18th century and is designed as a hinged, shaped...
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18th Century Scandinavian Antique Rococo Boxes

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Silver

BEAUTIFUL PERFUMER Sevres end 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
BEAUTIFUL PERFUMER Sevres 18th Century In French Sévres porcelain, with a gilded bronze mount, polychrome and gilded decoration with a gallant landscape s...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Vintage Rococo Style Paint Decorated Resin Table Box or Planter
Located in Doylestown, PA
Vintage Rococo style large resin composite table box, c. mid 20th century. Gorgeous paint decorated, lidded box with high relief detail of charming rabbits and fluid leaf foliage. I...
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Mid-20th Century Rococo Boxes

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Composition

Venetian papier mâché box
Located in Brescia, IT
Venice, papier mâchè box, early 19th century decorated with watercolor prints having the theme of board games. 6.6 cm height x 12.2 (diameter) In particular: the cover feature...
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1820s Italian Antique Rococo Boxes

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Paper

English Gold And Hardstone Snuff Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
This 18th-century English snuff box is composed of a beautiful dark hardstone body encased in gold casework mounts. The box opens with a hinged lid, allowing snuff stored inside to b...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Rococo Boxes

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Gold

Charming small Chest in Alder Root in Swedish Rococo from 1760s
Located in Knivsta, SE
Charming small Chest in Alder Root and elm. Made in ”Mälardalen” in Sweden during Swedish Rococo in the 1760s. The inside in painted wood with a drawer on the side. Perfect for jewel...
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1760s Swedish Antique Rococo Boxes

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Wood

Snuff Box hand engraving, black “niello” type Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuff Box rectangular in 925/1000 sterling silver with fine hand engraving, black fired enameled “niello” type, in early 19th century “Rococo” style. Snuff Box measurements cm. 4.5 x...
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1980s Italian Vintage Rococo Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Spaniard Silver Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Spaniard Silver Box. It depicts a hinged lid rectangular box adorned with a delicate repousse pattern of acanthus leaves and flowers in the front, back and sides of it. A m...
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20th Century Spanish Rococo Boxes

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Silver

French Brass and Glass Jewelry Box
Located in New York, NY
A French brass and glass jewelry box, in the Rococo style, circa early-20th century, France. This oval jewelry box is brass with a filigree design, a bev...
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Early 20th Century European Rococo Boxes

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Brass

Outstanding Large 19th Century Bronze & Porcelain Jewelry Casket Box
Located in Long Branch, NJ
​Outstanding Large 19th Century Bronze & Porcelain Jewelry Casket Box Dimensions : 14" Tall X 16" Wide X 11" Deep This gorgeous Antique jewelry ...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Boxes

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Ormolu

Rococo silver trinket box Lovers in park Late 18th century 800 Hallmark
Located in Sweden, SE
Octagonal trinket, patch, "snuff" box, with roses on the sides and a couple lovers on lid. Very fine work by stamping (embossing) on the outside or insi...
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Late 18th Century Antique Rococo Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Gold Plate, Silver

Saint-Cloud snuff box in the form of a shepherd, circa 1735
By Saint-Cloud Porcelain
Located in Spencertown, NY
The silver hinged snuff box with the resting shepherd and dog at his feet, above hand painted floral sprays. The silver hinged mount with loose closur...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Silver

An Ormolu Mounted Mennecy Double Snuff Box in the Form of a Barrel, Circa 1740
Located in Spencertown, NY
The white ground floral decorated snuff box with openings at both ends, one opening revealing painted initials D.V. for Duc de Villroy.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Ormolu

Antique Snuff Box, German, 800 Fine Silver, Hand Chased with a Smoking Pub Scene
Located in Charleston, SC
A very fine, very heavy .800 fine German silver Snuff Box with a hand chased or cast .800 fine silver lid (the entire box is hallmarked "800" with other maker's marks that were not i...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Boxes

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Silver

Chateau De Tuileries Porcelain Rectangular Casket
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Chateau de Tuileries hand painted porcelain rectangular casket box. It depicts a pastoral scene of a young couple and their chaperone over it’s hinged lid. The scene is fra...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

19th Century Domed Painted Decoupage Wooden Box
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th Century antique domed painted Italian decoupage chest/box. Outdoor scenes with characters throughout on red background.
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Boxes

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Wood

Sterling Silver Continental Pill or Patch Box
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a wonderful late 19th century sterling patch or pill box in the 17th/18th century style. The box is designed as an oval with a repousse lid depicting a farm yard vignette detailed with farm buildings, chickens and family life. The reverse is a simple polished sterling oval that has been hallmarked and bears the export mark "Germany". The box is in overall very good condition; the clasp is tight and no heavy wear is present. This silver piece would make an outstanding ring presentation box...
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Late 19th Century Antique Rococo Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Gold and Agate Sewing Nécessaire
Located in New Orleans, LA
A stunning specimen of agate distinguishes this diminutive French sewing nécessaire. The segments of beautiful hard stone are perfectly complemented ...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Agate, Gold

Herend Porcelain Reticulated Potpourri / Bombonniere Lidded Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Herend Porcelain reticulated round lidded potpourri bombonniere box. It is hand painted with colorful flowers and pink ribbons scrolls. Its lid and bowl borders are gilded....
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20th Century Hungarian Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

18th C Allegorical Gilt Enamel Snuff Box, Atrib Fromery Workshop
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18th C Brass-Mounted Allegorical Motif Enamel Snuff Box, Attributed to the Fromery Workshop The Cartouche-shaped bombe box, the hinged lid applied with rais...
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Mid-18th Century European Antique Rococo Boxes

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Bronze

Snuff box perforated, embossed and hand-engraved lid and miniature Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Shaped snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with perforated, embossed and hand-engraved lid, with fine oval miniature cm. 3.2 x 4.5 hand painted in tempera on vegetable i...
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1970s Italian Vintage Rococo Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Large Rococo Style Gilt Bronze and KPM Porcelain Decorative Casket
Located in London, GB
Large Rococo style gilt bronze and porcelain decorative casket. German, late 19th Century Measures: height 37cm, width 37cm, depth 27cm Open: hei...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Boxes

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Ormolu

Black Wood Box hand painted with a gold gilt and carved
Located in Jupiter, FL
This is a very unique black wooden box with gold hand painted gilt. The wood is thick in the structure is carved beautifully it’s feels like your holding a box for the crown jewels. ...
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20th Century Unknown Rococo Boxes

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Wood

Stunning Rococo Pair of Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddies, London, 1768
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1768 by Henry Bailey, this stunning pair of George III period, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddies, feature Rococo chasing throughout, vacant cartouches, and ...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Boxes

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Sterling Silver

French Empire Rococo Style Carved Mahogany Paw Feet Jewelry Vanity Trinket Box
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Reproduction French Empire Rococo Style carved Mahogany paw feet Jewelry Box vanity trinket box. Item features solid wood construction, nicely carved...
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Late 20th Century Rococo Boxes

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Brass

Antique Lidded Box in Hand Painted Porcelain with Flowers and Gold Decoration
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Antique lidded box in hand painted porcelain with flowers and gold decoration on a purple background. Sevres style, early 20th century. Measures:...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Inlaid Box by Alphonse Giroux & Cie
Located in Paris, FR
Rectangular box in ebony veneer inlaid with star patterns, all sides and the cover adorned with finely openwork and chiseled hinges in gilded bronze set with hard stone cabochons, si...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Ebony

Rococo Ceramic Sevres Chest
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rococo ceramic sevres chest hand painted signed Rochette perfect condition 19th century circa 1870.
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Early 1900s French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Ceramic

White Round Sèvres Box
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
White round Sèvres box rococo style perfect condition origin France, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Ceramic

Hand Painted Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Oval Trinket Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a hand painted porcelain and gilt bronze oval trinket box. It depicts an oval porcelain plaque featuring an 18th century portrait of an elegant lady. She is wearing a large r...
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Late 19th Century Unknown Antique Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Late 19th to Early 20th Century Sedan Chair Miniature Table Top Display Cabinet
Located in San Francisco, CA
Late 19th to early 20th century sedan chair miniature table top display cabinet Charming custom made and hand painted miniature table top ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Rococo Boxes

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Wood

Sevres Ceramica chest Rococo style 19th century 1870 hand painted
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sevres Ceramica chest Rococo style 19th century 1870 hand painted origin France Perfect unrestored condition natural wear. The Manufacture nationale de Sèvres is one of the most impo...
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1870s French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Ceramic

19th Century French Bronze Jewel Box
Located in Bronx, NY
This sturdy 19th century French dore’ bronze hinged ladies jewel box is designed with wonderfully detailed panels. Additionally, a beautifully designed lid cover is dominated with a ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Bronze

Antique 18th Century Mennecy Figural Mouse Snuff or Patch Box
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare figural porcelain snuff box in the form of a mouse attributed to Mennecy porcelain. Having a porcelain mounted lid with wonderfully hand-...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Enamel Tea Caddy Vienna 18th Century with Landscape
Located in Epfach, DE
A very nice enamel tea caddy, Vienna 18th century, paintings with landscape and couples on all sides and on the top and gold ornamentation.   
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1760s Austrian Antique Rococo Boxes

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Enamel

Musicians of Jacob Petit Scenes from Parisian Life, 19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
This is an exquisite and happy subject, the hand-painted porcelain realized by the master is signed with his well-known blue initials "J.P." as his monogram mark. From 1834, Jacob Pe...
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1840s French Antique Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Italian Arte Povera Box, Mid-18th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
The papier mâché box depicting a landscape scene on a white ground with red trim on all sides.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Boxes

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Paper

Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Located in Montreal, QC
This box is an unusually large and decorative example of the work of this factory. It is the largest and best quality box of this type that we have ever offered. Both highly ornament...
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1840s Italian Antique Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Antique Capo di Monte Oval Casket
Located in Montreal, QC
This box is an unusually large and decorative example of the work of this factory. Both highly ornamental and functional, it is ideal for dressing table or more formal settings. The ...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Rococo Chinoiserie Box, circa 1750
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Rococo chinoiserie box with red interior, circa 1750, Origin: Sweden. Original blue paint under the later chinoiserie paint. Many pieces were redecorated with chinoiserie ...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Boxes

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Paint

Meissen Painted Dual Lidded Rococo Box Relief Decoration Brass Mountings, 1750
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen Gorgeous Dual Lidded Rococo Box with Multicolored Paintings and Decorations of Relief Type. The box is edged by brass mountings. height: 6.0 cm (= 2.36 inches) width:...
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1750s German Antique Rococo Boxes

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Brass

Italian Arte Povera Box, Mid-18th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
The round box with white ground and decals painted through out.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Boxes

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Paper

Rococo Pewter Tea Caddy
Located in Copenhagen, K
Very beautiful Rococo pewter tea caddy with lion on the lid.
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Late 18th Century Danish Antique Rococo Boxes

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Pewter

English Silver Purse or Chatelaine
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful English silver purse or chatelaine on delicate chain. Graceful design with repousse swirled scroll pattern that surrounds a heart-shaped medalli...
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Early 20th Century English Rococo Boxes

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Silver

Antique 18th Century Creamware Covered Box Made circa 1780
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this sweet 18th-century English creamware covered box decorated with well-painted sprigs of flowers on the cover and along the sides of the circular box (see ...
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1780s English Antique Rococo Boxes

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Creamware

Le Tallec Heart Shape Box Hand-Painted with a Colorful Arabesque Decoration
Located in Boston, MA
I want to offer you this charming Le Tallec porcelain heart shaped box. It is painted with flowers and an arabesque colorful decoration. The colors of this box are so eye catching wi...
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1930s French Vintage Rococo Boxes

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Porcelain

Rococo boxes for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Rococo 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, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with ceramic, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Rococo boxes made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original boxes, popular names associated with this style include Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Franco Salimbeni, Chateau des Tuileries , and Herend. 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 $210 and tops out at $57,178 while the average work can sell for $1,800.

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