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Early 20th Century Flapper's Woolen Swim Suit, circa 1920s
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 20th Century Flapper's woolen swim suit, circa 1920s, a Roaring 20s period woolen one-piece woman's bathing suit with classic Art Deco stripes The suit has muted black, green, ...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Shadow Boxes

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Wool

18th Century French Diorama of Christ Church Oxford
Located in Stamford, CT
Charming 18th century French diorama with hand colored copper plate engraving. In original shadowbox with gold leaf ripple frame. Though titled on the reverse "Vue du College de Ste ...
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Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Antique Shadow Boxes

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Paper

Robert Matheny Glitter Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
Robert E. Matheny Glitter on canvass. Early work 1969, original Lucite shadow box frame. Visual artist starting in circa 1960, two years after graduating from Long Beach state Coll...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Canvas

Toucan Bird Head and Feather Breastplate, Jivaroan People, Ecuador S. American
Located in New York, NY
Toucan head and wing feather breastplate from Ecuador, possibly from the Jivaroan peoples, early to mid-20th century, comprised of painted bark cloth, seeds, toucan wing feathers and...
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20th Century Ecuadorean Tribal Shadow Boxes

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Leather, Wood, Feathers

Late 19th / Early 20th Century Plaster Intaglios
Located in Tetbury, GB
A collection of late 19th / early 20th century framed plaster intaglios of Roman dignitaries. The majority of the individuals have been identified and their names have been meticulou...
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Late 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Antique Shadow Boxes

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Glass, Plaster

Framed Pair of Asian Chinese Antique Leather and Silk Embroidered
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Framed in a Lucite box, pair of Asian Chinese leather and silk shoes embroidered and adorned with gold thread. Exquisite pair of collectible antique shoes mounted and presented on a...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Shadow Boxes

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Leather, Silk

Vintage 1912 Arizona and New Mexico Statehood Flag
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
25th Design Patriotic American silk flag with 48 stars. Arizona Statehood Feb 14, 1912; New Mexico Statehood Jan 6, 1912 Period: 1912 Origin: United States Size: 12" x 17". Flags, ...
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1910s American Vintage Shadow Boxes

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Silk

Modern Diorama "Area Above San Rafael Reef, Utah" Lloyd Brown, 1999, Painting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning diorama by American artist Lloyd Brown. “View of Area Above San Rafael Reef, Utah” 1999. Signed and dated with gallery tags. I Lloyd Brown has been fascinated with the viewe...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Shadow Boxes

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Wood

Vintage Pink Neon Dairy Sign in Hanging Lucite Box
Located in East Hampton, NY
A touch of PINK NEON Pop Art encased beautifully in acrylic box. Pull string to illuminate. ALL original and vintage in perfect working condition. Great for a tabletop or can be hung...
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1980s American Vintage Shadow Boxes

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Acrylic

Huge Acrylic Boxed Art by Rosello “Skull”
By Arnaldo Rosello
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is a one-of-a-kind large scale and super intricate collage of plastic found objects to create the image of a human skull. Whether up close or from a distance, this original art ...
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2010s American Shadow Boxes

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Acrylic

Three 19th C. French Memento Mori Hair Art Mourning Souvenirs in Oval Frames
Located in Haarlem, NL
Three French Memento-Mori hair mourning souvenirs with decorative 3-dimensional shapes from hair of a deceased loved one in oval black and metal frames with convex glass. These muse...
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Late 19th Century French Victorian Antique Shadow Boxes

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Glass, Paper, Wood

Large English Polo Diorama
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large English Polo Diorama, Framed in a subtle carved walnut frame, with numerous beautifully assembled 1950s English polo accoutrements.
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1950s English Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Glass

Early 19th Century Directoire Italian Display Case Walnut Tabletop Showcase
Located in Milan, IT
Early 19th century Italian glazed walnut tabletop, a display cabinet, theca from Arezzo, Italy, Tuscany region. Sliding opening of the back walnut panel, this rare tabletop theca st...
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Early 19th Century Italian Directoire Antique Shadow Boxes

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Glass, Walnut

Vintage Indonesian Copper Batik Textile Printing Block Mounted in Shadow Box
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Indonesian copper Batik textile printing block from the mid 20th century, mounted in a black shadow box. Created in Indonesia, this copper stamp was used by Batik artists t...
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Shadow Boxes

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Copper

Brazilian Feather Headdress Guajajara Tribe Ex-Museum Piece
Located in Atlanta, GA
A headdress woven with natural fibers and assortment of colorful feathers, this tribal art piece was made by the indigenous people of Guajajara Indians living in the Brazilian state ...
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20th Century Brazilian Tribal Shadow Boxes

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Canvas, Natural Fiber, Acrylic, Feathers

Ron Fritts Pop Art Wall Shadow Box Sculpture Signed Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This eye-catching and rare Ron Fritts Pop Art shadow box wall sculpture has suspended resin or lucite balls floating in four different window vignettes that change. The background is...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Shadow Boxes

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Aluminum, Chrome

Set of Three Large Sea Shell Specimens in Shadow Boxes
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Inspired set of three decorative groups of sea shell specimens, carefully curated and presented in a shadow box format. One of three sets offered.
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20th Century American Organic Modern Shadow Boxes

Materials

Shell

1870s Framed Fan
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Hand painted 1870s fan, framed in a shadow box, velvet handles, sterling tips.
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1870s Antique Shadow Boxes

Materials

Organic Material

Coach Luggage Tag Store Display From NYC Store
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1990s pair of unusual shadow boxes lined with Coach luggage lags. From New York City store. Not sold separately. Made in the United States. Please note of wear consistent with ...
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20th Century American Shadow Boxes

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Plexiglass, Wood

Butterfly Taxidermy Display
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Framed butterfly collection featuring 16 butterflies with type of butterfly underneath each. Mounted in a shadowbox frame which was made in China.
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20th Century Shadow Boxes

Materials

Glass, Organic Material, Resin

Set of '15' 19th Century Framed Botanical Specimens
Located in East Hampton, NY
19th century French dried plant specimens... signed by G. Babou, dated, and meticulously catalogued including location in France.... a wonderful set of 15.
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1890s Antique Shadow Boxes

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Paper

Gorgeous Shadow Box Art with 74 Seashells
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Impressive shadowbox art displaying 74 gorgeous glistening seashell specimens within 2 glass panels.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Shadow Boxes

Materials

Glass

Antique Victorian Inlaid Writing Table Desk Manner of Edwards & Roberts 19th C
Located in London, GB
This is a lovely late Vicorian Gonçalo Alves and Marquetry writing table / desk, Circa 1880 in date and in the manner of Edwards & Roberts. The rectangular top has a moulded edge an...
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1880s English Victorian Antique Shadow Boxes

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Leather, Wood

Sea Life and Shell Diorama /Shadow Box
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-715 Beautiful sea life diorama including sea shells various crustaceans ,seahorse starfish encased in a walnut frame under glass. Brass hanging ring
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1950s Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Shell

19th Century Paper Cut Silhouette of Gentleman in Front of a Table
Located in New York, NY
Silhouette of a military gentleman with sword in front of a table with candle and tea cup.
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19th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Antique Shadow Boxes

Materials

Wood, Paper, Glass

Ceramic Wall Relief by California Artist Adele Martin, 'Manzanita Tree-Day'
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Ceramic wall relief by California Artist Adele Martin, 'Manzanita Tree-Day' Original one of a kind ceramic wall relief sculpture by California artist Adele Martin, each tile is handc...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Shadow Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Dried Flora Composition, Grid & Natural Composition
Located in TORONTO, CA
This dried flora piece can be arranged in a grid or natural composition. Flora may vary based on seasonal availability, allowing for each curated piece to be unique. Generally compos...
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2010s Canadian Modern Shadow Boxes

Materials

Canvas, Ash

Antique French Caribbean Sea Shell-Work Picture
Located in Downingtown, PA
French Caribbean sea shell-work picture, circa 1820-1840. The superb early 19th-century rectangular picture with a central reserve depicting naval objects including flags, drums,...
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19th Century Central American Early Victorian Antique Shadow Boxes

Materials

Shell

1880s French Wooden Display Case
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden display case from France, produced circa 1880. This wall hanging display board stands five feet four inches tall, featuring two swinging wooden slat faces connected by iron ...
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Late 19th Century French French Provincial Antique Shadow Boxes

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Wood

Oval Concave Ship Diorama
Located in East Hampton, NY
Unique oval concave clipper ship shadow box with convex glass.
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19th Century Antique Shadow Boxes

Empire Style Miniature Room Attributed to Narcissa Thorne
Located in Stamford, CT
A miniature room attributed to Narcissa Niblack Thorne (1882- 1966). Shadow box miniature room with electric illumination.
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1940s American Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Glass, Wood

Credit Card Light Box Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large light box with plexiglass sign. Four credit card decals on plexiglass with varying degrees of age. Very cool piece of pop-art. Light box takes florescent bulbs. Looks great bot...
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1970s American Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Metal

Sailing Ship Diorama, Late 19th Century
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a beautifully detailed diorama or shadow box of a late 19th century schooner and tug boat.
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Early 20th Century American Shadow Boxes

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Plaster, Wool, Paper

Architectural Diorama of a French Street
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rare and unusual antique diorama of a street in a neighborhood, in a city capturing a time and a place for centuries to come. Crafted with metal and paper painted with striking accur...
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Early 20th Century French Archaistic Shadow Boxes

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Metal

Ceramic Wall Relief by California Artist Adele Martin, 'New Alphabet-Dialog'
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Ceramic Wall Relief by California Artist Adele Martin, 'New Alphabet-Dialog' Original one of a kind ceramic wall relief sculpture by California artist Adele Martin, each tile is hand...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Shadow Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Spaniard Fan Shadow Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a wood sticks and handpainted Spaniard fan. It depicts four different scenes related to Spain. Starting in the left, there is a bullfighter fighting a bull in a bullring; the...
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20th Century Spanish Victorian Shadow Boxes

Materials

Wood

Collection of 29 19th Century Plaster Intaglios
Located in East Hampton, NY
Modern arranged collection of 29 antique plaster intaglios framed on linen....
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Late 19th Century Antique Shadow Boxes

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Linen, Plaster

PR OF SHADOWBOXES W/ ROLLED PAPER AND POLYCHROME PUTTI HEADS
Located in Natchez, MS
Pair of Shadow boxes with 19th c. polychromed putto heads surrounded with rolled paper decoration in fruitwood frames.
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19th Century French Antique Shadow Boxes

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Wood, Glass, Paper

Pair of 19th Century Bisque German Porcelain Floral Plaques in Shadow Boxes
Located in Vero Beach, FL
This is a pair of the finest 19th century German bisque porcelain plaques, circa 1870. Masterfully sculpted floral bouquets in three dimensions. Each one is uniquely created and extr...
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19th Century German Victorian Antique Shadow Boxes

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Porcelain, Wood

Mid 19th Century Chinese Telescopic Canton Fan with Carved Bone Stays
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Chinese telescopic Canton fan of carved bone stays supporting a scenic decorated paper in gouache in the Mandarin palette. Archival mount in a shadow box frame. China, made for th...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Antique Shadow Boxes

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Bone, Paper

Wall Object Organizer Designed by Dorothee Becker for Design M Ingo Maurer, 1969
Located in MIlano, IT
Black plastic wall object organizer designed by Dorothee Becker for Design M Ingo Maurer, 1969 Wall object holder in glossy black abs and hooks in nickel-plated metal, designed by D...
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1960s German Modern Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Metal

Mid-19th Century Chinese Telescopic Fan of Gilt Decorated Black Lacquer Stays
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Chinese telescopic fan of gilt decorated black lacquer stays with paper painted in gauche in the Mandarin palette. Archival mount in a shadow box frame. China, made for the Western ...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Antique Shadow Boxes

Materials

Enamel

Antique WWII B24 Liberator Bomber Airplane Aviation Fuselage Shadowbox
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique World War II era United States Army Air Force airplane fuselage segment, mounted in a shadowbox frame and featuring the stars and bars decal insignia. Sans Frame - 40” x 39”
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1940s American Classical Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Metal

Authentic Nautical Signal Flag from 1940's Framed Professionally
Located in East Hampton, NY
This flag represents the Preparative Signal - according to the international flags and pennants chart. The flag is the largest scale pennant in vibrant green and yellow. Hardware is ...
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1940s German Folk Art Vintage Shadow Boxes

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Fabric, Maple

Pair of Antique Wax Seal Collections Framed
Located in East Hampton, NY
A very nice collection of early 19th-late 18th century wax seals mounted on paper and set in contemporary frames.
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Early 19th Century Antique Shadow Boxes

Materials

Paper

Eton Presentation Racquets Rackets. T.J Grimason, Racquet Courts, Eton
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Pair of Eton presentation racquets rackets. Two presentation racquets rackets each with cream velvet grips, (originally blue but faded) and two silver mounts. One at the base of the...
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1890s English Sporting Art Antique Shadow Boxes

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Ash, Oak

Collection of Walking Sticks in Shadow Box
Located in Peekskill, NY
There is a nice variety of canes in this early collection and display case. The case looks to be 1800 with wavy original glass. The whole display has a very rich look.
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Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Antique Shadow Boxes

Materials

Glass

English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A brilliant English 19th century nautically themed diorama featuring a schooner. These three dimensional works of art were typically made by sailors in the 19th century. Encased behi...
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19th Century English Other Antique Shadow Boxes

Materials

Wire

Pair of Framed Antique Intaglios
Located in East Hampton, NY
Pair of Antique intaglios newly framed on camouflage burlap.
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19th Century Antique Shadow Boxes

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Burlap, Glass, Plaster, Wood

Greg Copeland 1973 Shadow Box Print 39/500
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Greg Copeland shadow box print on Plexiglass. Signed and numbered 39/500. Unique Dimensional Quality gives this Piece a lively feel. All Original and in Good Shape.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Plexiglass

One of a Kind Painted Mechanic's Tool Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique mechanic's tool cabinet, closed with a glass door and hand painted tool shaped with hooks. Can be used as a display case for actual tools or just "as is" as art.
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1950s American Industrial Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Wood, Glass

Francisco Franco Original Installation, 12 Pieces
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is a MONUMENTAL art installation comprised of 12 unique framed painted air filters in a continuous color formation by Spanish artist/painter, Francisco Franco. Completely versat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Post-Modern Shadow Boxes

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Glass, Acrylic, Wood, Fiberglass, Paper

2 Framed Antique Victorian 19th C Greek Roman Figural Silhouette Cameo Shells
Located in Dayton, OH
"Two antique 19th century carved Cameo shells featuring sillhouettes of a man and woman. The woman is adorned with grapes and leaves, while the soldier holds a spear and wears a figu...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Shadow Boxes

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Shell

Two Framed Pre-Columbian Textiles
Located in Atlanta, GA
Nicely framed in gilt shadow boxes, the three textile fragments are from Pre-Columbian South America, likely chimu and chancay cultures from Peru. The respective size of the frames a...
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16th Century Peruvian Tribal Antique Shadow Boxes

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Cotton, Linen

Wall Decoration Art Silhouette Framed Black & White Antique Los Angeles Gallery
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This Silhouette portrays the 19th century gentleman With his pointy cane. This item has been well taken care of and has minor wear consistent with its age. Wall art silhouette of an ...
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19th Century European Antique Shadow Boxes

Materials

Metal

Handcut Marbleized Paper Butterfly Box
Located in Houston, TX
Handcut marbleized butterfly box from vintage hand painted Marbalia wallpaper samples (circa 1957) handcut into butterfly shapes. Each mounted on brushed gold foil. Marbalia wallpape...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Shadow Boxes

Materials

Foil

Large School Teaching Display Anthill of the Red Wood Ant
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A vintage school teaching glass display of the anthill of the red wood ant. It shows the hill and inhabitants thereof, the life inside the hill, the fellow creatures and the evolutio...
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1950s German Vintage Shadow Boxes

Materials

Glass, Wood

Sculptural Vintage Painted Metal Cut-Outs, Mounted and Framed
Located in East Hampton, NY
This intricately cutout vintage painted Metal Art piece with original paint and patina, showing losses and age appropriate. Very much reminiscent of Calder or Noguchi era. Stunningly...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Shadow Boxes

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Metal

Antique, New and Vintage Shadow Boxes

Antique, new and vintage shadow boxes are an elegant way to present objects of deep importance or beauty in your space. Shadow boxes have long been a military tradition for displaying medals and awards.

Artists such as Joseph Cornell have used shadow boxes because of the dramatic visuals they can achieve as a three-dimensional piece. In recent years, shadow boxes have grown in popularity as home decor. A clean, empty shadow box presents everyone the opportunity to create a personal art piece. What goes into the shadow box solely depends on the artist’s vision, meaning there is no concrete design that each shadow box displays.

Shadow boxes vary in size and style, lending flexibility for different aesthetics in a room. They can also come premade or with only a frame for more customization and personalization. When you’re thinking about how to arrange art in your living room or dining room, integrating shadow boxes into a maximalist approach such as a salon-style gallery wall can add a dramatic touch and draw attention to whatever kind of work you’ve decided to place in the box.

On 1stDibs, find antique, vintage and 21st-century shadow boxes. Shadow boxes are available from a range of creators and in diverse styles, including mid-century modern, Victorian, folk art and more.

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