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French Napoleon III "Boulle" Marquetry, Nacre and Gilded Brass Gloves Box
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice French Napoleon III "Boulle" marquetry, tortoiseshell, nacre and gilded brass decorative gloves box. Restored by a cabinetmaker.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Italian Marquetry Box
Located in Winter Park, FL
An early 19th century miniature Italian coffer, or hinged box, made of solid walnut with marquetry inlay of various woods and bookmatched bird's-eye maple veneer. The design on the t...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Walnut, Birdseye Maple, Walnut

  • 19th Century Italian Marquetry Box
  • 19th Century Italian Marquetry Box
  • 19th Century Italian Marquetry Box
  • 19th Century Italian Marquetry Box
H 12 in. W 16.5 in. D 10.75 in.
Box Marquetry Straw, Mid-19th Century, Antiquity, France
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Straw Marquetry box, mid-19th century, antiquity, France, small accident and lack. Measures: L 28cm, P 20cm, H 9cm.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Straw

19th Century Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Jewelry Box
Located in Paris, FR
Geometric marquetry pattern and faithful interpretation of the Louis XVI style characterize this 19th-century French jewelry box. Enfolded in intricate marquetry featuring diamond pa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Jewelry Boxes

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Ormolu, Bronze

  • 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Jewelry Box
  • 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Jewelry Box
  • 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Jewelry Box
  • 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Jewelry Box
H 5.71 in. W 13.78 in. D 10.24 in.
19th Century Sorrento Marquetry Jewellery Box / Trinket Box, Italy Circa 1880
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very charming 19th century Sorrento marquetry jewelry box or trinket box, the hinged lid illustrating a marquetry vignette depicting a young peasant couple - the young man shown se...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Folk Art Decorative Boxes

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Boxwood, Walnut, Olive

Large Dutch Marquetry Letter Box
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Fine quality workmanship and generous scale. Beautiful florals!
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Antique Late 19th Century Dutch Decorative Boxes

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Wood

  • Large Dutch Marquetry Letter Box
  • Large Dutch Marquetry Letter Box
  • Large Dutch Marquetry Letter Box
  • Large Dutch Marquetry Letter Box
H 14 in. W 13 in. D 8.5 in.
Italian Neoclassical Straw Marquetry Sewing Box, Early 19th Century
Located in New Spencertown, NY
Fitted box with bright colored straw marquetry in the interior. Exterior faded with minor replacements, losses and lifting, mirror cracked.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Decorative Boxes

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Straw

French Napoleon III Marquetry Jewelry Box
By Tahan Paris
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Napoleon III style marquetry box made of veneers of rosewood, walnut, mahogany and birds-eye maple with brass inlay. Lid has a lock and key and hinges open to r...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

19th Century French Marquetry Jardiniere Box with Bronze Ormolu Mounts
Located in West Hartford, CT
Exquisite mahogany and satinwood jardiniere with pierced brass gallery and beaded edge. Brass carrying handles on each side. Raised on bum feet.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

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

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Wood

Louis-Philippe Period Ointment Box in Rosewood and Marquetry, 19th Century
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Charming little Louis-Philippe period box in rosewood with marquetry net as well as the word "odor" inlaid on the lid. The interior covered with a blue fabric and a purple velvet inc...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain, Wood

Splendid French Marquetry Jewelry Box
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gem of an antique French marquetry jewelry box with mirrored medallion on top. Brass beading adorns all edges of the box. Patina and grain of wood are superb. Excellent condition on ...
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Antique 19th Century French Jewelry Boxes

  • Splendid French Marquetry Jewelry Box
  • Splendid French Marquetry Jewelry Box
  • Splendid French Marquetry Jewelry Box
  • Splendid French Marquetry Jewelry Box
H 7 in. W 15 in. D 12 in.
Gloves or Fans Box, Marquetry, Rosewood, Bronze, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Box. Marquetry, rosewood, bronze, 19thcentury. Rectangular box to store fans or gloves with the interior lined in light textile and exterior in wood and gilt bronze. It has a key cl...
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Antique 19th Century European Neoclassical Decorative Boxes

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Bronze, Other

Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Jewelry Gloves Box, France, 1875
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful jewelry or decorative box, used as a glove box by that time. Made in Boulle Marquetry style in blackened wood with brass marquetry, copper, mother of pearl and tortoise she...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Brass, Copper, Bronze

Louis XV Style Boulle Marquetry Jewelry Box, France, 1865
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Louis XV style jewelry or decorative box in Boulle Marquetry style in red tortoiseshell mother of pearl and pewter with 2 fine delicate golden bronze lingotières, inside the cartouch...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Jewelry Boxes

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Brass, Copper, Bronze

Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Jewelry Decorative Gloves Box, France
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Napoleon III style period beautiful Glove decorative box in ebony veneer and Boulle marquetry with brass threads and brass mesh marquetry on the lid. Mahogany interior, France, circa...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

19th Century French Marquetry Minature Coffer
Located in Winter Park, FL
An early 19th century miniature French coffer, or small hinged box, made of solid walnut with marquetry inlay. Original decorative bronze hardware and large iron hinges. Working lock...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

  • 19th Century French Marquetry Minature Coffer
  • 19th Century French Marquetry Minature Coffer
  • 19th Century French Marquetry Minature Coffer
  • 19th Century French Marquetry Minature Coffer
H 11.75 in. W 19.5 in. D 13.25 in.
Late 19th Century Marquetry Inlaid Sewing Box with Raised Rim Decoration
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Most unusual marquetry inlaid sewing box with a raised rim decoration. The lid with a Primitive house and the sides with very unsophisticated sewing implements.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

Rare Napoléon III Game Box in Boulle Style Marquetry, France, 1880s
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Rare Napoléon III game box circa 1880 made in Boulle Marquetry style with its game chips. The outside is in blackened fruitwood with materials as brass decoration lines and a horn...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Rare Napoléon III Game Box in Boulle Style Marquetry, France, 1880s
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Rare Napoléon III game box circa 1880 made in Boulle Marquetry style with its game chips. The outside is in blackened fruitwood with materials as brass decoration lines and a Horn...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Napoleon III Period Black Lacquer and Bronze Marquetry Jewelry Box
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This 19th century Napoleon III period black lacquer jewelry box features an intricate bronze and bone inlaid cartouche on the lid flanked by gadrooning leaves and flowers. Bronze tri...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

A Rare 19th Century Killarney Ware Marquetry Writing Slope, Ireland Circa 1875
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very handsome & relatively rare Killarney Ware marquetry writing slope / lap desk, the yew wood case is constructed with two fold-over panels decorated with marquetry inlays of arb...
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Antique Late 19th Century Irish Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Other

19th Century French Cloisonné Jewellery Box by Maison Alphonse Giroux
By Maison Giroux, Ferdinand Duvinage
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
A French gilt-bronze mounted, fruit wood and ivory marquetry metal cloisonné jewellery box by Maison Alphonse Giroux and Ferdinand Duvinage, Paris, circa 1875, rectangular, on four f...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Napoleon III Burl Wood Sewing Box
Located in Paris, FR
Varnished, burl wood sewing box, decorated with Greek frieze and brass inlays. The box contains a mirror and sewing utensils made of bone and brass, as well as two small glass flasks...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • 19th Century Napoleon III Burl Wood Sewing Box
  • 19th Century Napoleon III Burl Wood Sewing Box
  • 19th Century Napoleon III Burl Wood Sewing Box
  • 19th Century Napoleon III Burl Wood Sewing Box
H 4.93 in. W 10.44 in. D 7.49 in.
Rare Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Coffer Box with a Custom Red Velvet Lining
Located in London, GB
A large casket of the Napoleon III Period in the 'Boulle' manner Constructed in Bois Noirci, finely cast ormolu and panels in the Boulle manner; rising from scrolled ormolu feet, ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Bronze, Ormolu

Wonderful 19th Century Iron casket with Silver Marquetry
Located in Esbeek, NL
Probably Turkish 19th century Marquetry with Islamic motives Excellent condition Unique piece
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Antique 19th Century Islamic Decorative Boxes

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Iron, Silver

Early 19th Century New Zealand Specimen Wood Box
Located in London, by appointment only
Extremely rare early 19th century New Zealand specimen wood casket. An early example with a wonderful color and patina Beautifully made using native New Zealand timbers Visu...
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Antique Early 19th Century New Zealand British Colonial Decorative Boxes

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Wood, Wood

  • Early 19th Century New Zealand Specimen Wood Box
  • Early 19th Century New Zealand Specimen Wood Box
  • Early 19th Century New Zealand Specimen Wood Box
  • Early 19th Century New Zealand Specimen Wood Box
H 4.35 in. W 13.15 in. D 8.5 in.
Antique French Boulle Box
Located in Vilnius, LT
Antique French boulle marquetry box. The wooden box is decorated with inlaid brass and tortoiseshell. Opens with brass push button.   
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

  • Antique French Boulle Box
  • Antique French Boulle Box
  • Antique French Boulle Box
  • Antique French Boulle Box
H 1.58 in. W 8.27 in. D 5.12 in.
Antique Victorian Gonçalo Alves Writing Stationery Box, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a magnificent antique Victorian inlaid marquetry Gonçalo Alves table top secretaire cabinet circa 1860 in date. The secretaire features a bowed hinged top and a fall down ...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Late 19th Century Wooden Oak Box with Inlay Works, Austria, circa 1890
Located in Verviers, BE
Late 19th century wooden oak box, with inlay works, Austria, circa 1890. The piece is in good condition and a real beauty! ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Decorative Boxes

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Oak, Oak

Ebony and Brass Boulle Marquetry Casket by Maison Vervelle
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in New Orleans, LA
This opulent Napoleon III-era casket is decorated in the style of celebrated ébéniste André-Charles Boulle. Crafted of intricate ebony and brass marquetry, the box beautifully demons...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

19th Century French Boulle Napoleon III Marquetry Liquor Cellar
Located in LEGNY, FR
Beautiful 19th century French Boulle Napoleon III period marquetry liquor cellar. Very good condition. Gilded brass marquetry. 16 crystal glasses and one carafe set. 4 glasses a lit...
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Antique 1850s French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Antique French Boulle Box with Game Elements
Located in Vilnius, LT
Antique French Boulle marquetry box with game elements inside, cards and bone game chips. The wooden box is decorated with inlaid brass and tortoiseshell. Original key is included....
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

  • Antique French Boulle Box with Game Elements
  • Antique French Boulle Box with Game Elements
  • Antique French Boulle Box with Game Elements
  • Antique French Boulle Box with Game Elements
H 2.37 in. W 11.82 in. D 9.06 in.
French Napoleon III Box
Located in Vilnius, LT
Antique French palisander box with inlaid brass and mother of pearl decor. All polished black color surface. Includes key. After the renovation - very good condition.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • French Napoleon III Box
  • French Napoleon III Box
  • French Napoleon III Box
  • French Napoleon III Box
H 3.15 in. W 10.24 in. D 3.94 in.
Antique French Napoleon III Game Box in Boulle Marquetry
By Ecole Boulle
Located in Bochum, NRW
Antique French Napoleon III gambling chest in "Boulle" Marquetry, with game elements inside. Small wood gambling chest with playing cards and mother of pearls jetton. Lid decorated...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Napoleon III Marquetry Cigar Cellar, 1850s
By Tahan Paris
Located in LEGNY, FR
Beautiful cigar cellar from the Tahan house in Paris in 19th century marquetry. This cellar is fully restored and in perfect condition with its five storage drawers.
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Antique 1850s French Napoleon III Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Brass

19th Century British Tunbridge Ware Lap Desk
By Tunbridge Ware
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting an absolutely gorgeous and extremely unique and rare 19th Century British Tunbridge ware lap desk. This lap desk is unlike any of it’s kind we have seen before. From cir...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Wood, Ebony, Maple, Satinwood, Walnut

  • 19th Century British Tunbridge Ware Lap Desk
  • 19th Century British Tunbridge Ware Lap Desk
  • 19th Century British Tunbridge Ware Lap Desk
  • 19th Century British Tunbridge Ware Lap Desk
H 3.5 in. W 13.3 in. D 9.5 in.
19th Century French Napoleon III Marquetry and Ivory Cigar Humidor
Located in LEGNY, FR
Beautiful 19th century French Napoleon III blackened wooden cigar cellar and ivory marquetry ornamentation. Four drawers for cigars and one drawer for cigar cutters. Very good condi...
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Antique 1850s French Napoleon III Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Brass

Antique Victorian Coromandel Stationery Casket, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning antique Victorian coromandel, Marquetry and gilt bronze mounted stationery box casket, circa 1870 in date. Elegantly decorated with specimen marquetry with gilt...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Bronze

19th Century Anglo Indian Stationery Campaign Chest, Outstanding
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting an absolutely stunning and extremely rare 19th century Anglo-Indian Stationery Campaign chest/box. Gorgeous and extremely rare and unique 19th century piece, made in 18...
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Antique Late 19th Century Indian British Colonial Decorative Boxes

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Brass

French 19th Century Gilt-Bronze and Pietra Dura Inset Jewelry Casket
By Tahan Paris
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A French 19th century large ormolu jewelry casket Decorated by Eight Flowers Design Polychromed Pietra Dura plaques, each of different design. Original Capitonné silk inside With ...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Pietra Dura Jewelry Casket by Alphonse Giroux, Paris
By Alphonse Giroux et Cie
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A French 19th century Jewelry Casket by Alphonse Giroux, Paris A “chevron” motif wood veneer rectangular cassette, gilded and patinated bronze ornamentations, resting on four fantast...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Other, Bronze, Ormolu

Victorian 19th Century Marquetry Writing Box Desk Table Slope
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Victorian 19th century marquetry writing box or slope. This is a lovely quality piece, that is full of age, charm and character. Solid and heavy, with no loose joints. Fantastic st...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

19th Century Marquetry Side Table with Jewelry Box, circa 1870
Located in Berlin, DE
19th century Marquetry side table with jewelry box, circa 1870 3-tier side table with decorative key function. Solid wood with exotic inlays, partially ebonized. Rectangular body ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Napoleon III Side Tables

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Brass

Antique Cut-Glass Liquor Set in Birdseye Maple Marquetry Box
Located in London, GB
The casket for this fine, cut-glass and gilt liquor set is crafted in bird's-eye maple wood on a rectangular plan. The top and the front are inlaid to each of the corners with mother...
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Antique 19th Century French Baroque More Dining and Entertaining

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Ormolu

19th Century French Napoleon III Burl Liqueur Cave Box
Located in Vilnius, LT
Antique French liqueur cave box with inlaid brass and marquetry decor, a lift top door and swing side doors, polished surface. Inside there is a wood and bronze holder with four 4 c...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Dry Bars

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Antique Swiss Continental Marquetry Inlay Cylinder Music Box by A.V. Bornard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Swiss Continental marquetry inlay cylinder music box by A.V. Bornard. Item features interior glass cover, 8 songs, beautiful inlay, runs and sounds beautiful, grain painted c...
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Victorian Musical Instruments

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Glass, Rosewood, Satinwood

Swiss Music Wood Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
Large Swiss music wood case with details of floral vase marquetry and a string inlaid in the top of the lid. This one has in the back the original tune sheet listing. It has a single...
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Other Musical Instruments

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Wood

  • Swiss Music Wood Box
  • Swiss Music Wood Box
  • Swiss Music Wood Box
  • Swiss Music Wood Box
H 5.25 in. W 22.63 in. D 9.25 in.
Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Jewel Box, France, 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Very chic jewel or decoration box in Boulle style decorated with brass and horn marquetry with splendid gilt bronze ornamentations in its original gilt golden state. An original pale...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Brass, Bronze

Marquetry Sewing Box
Located in Nantucket, MA
With tumbling block and star design. Having a hinged top that opens to a fitted interior with tray.
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Empire Decorative Boxes

  • Marquetry Sewing Box
  • Marquetry Sewing Box
  • Marquetry Sewing Box
  • Marquetry Sewing Box
H 5 in. W 12 in. D 8.5 in.
Italian Marquetry Box By Falcini, Florence
By Fratelli Falcini
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular-hinged top and sides, decorated with inlays of butterflies and various flowers and also inlaid ivory Lily of the Valley. With original label.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Decorative Boxes

  • Italian Marquetry Box By Falcini, Florence
  • Italian Marquetry Box By Falcini, Florence
  • Italian Marquetry Box By Falcini, Florence
  • Italian Marquetry Box By Falcini, Florence
H 5.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 9.25 in.
19th Century French Marquetry Perfume Box
By Tahan Paris
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Napoleon III style marquetry perfume box attributed to Tahan, Paris. Made of rosewood with bird's-eye maple veneer and decorative inlay of various woods and mot...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Crystal, Brass

  • 19th Century French Marquetry Perfume Box
  • 19th Century French Marquetry Perfume Box
  • 19th Century French Marquetry Perfume Box
  • 19th Century French Marquetry Perfume Box
H 3.75 in. W 6 in. D 3.25 in.
Large Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Box, France, 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Large Napoleon III box, in Boulle style marquetry with brass inlay. Beautiful ornamentation of gilded bronzes with angles, hooves, falls, masks, ingot molds. Interior in Mahogany inl...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Brass, Bronze

Spanish Inlaid Marquetry Jewelry Music Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Spanish inlaid Marquetry music box, cigarette box. Handcrafted in Spain in the Moorish Syrian style. Finely inlaid in Islamic Moorish geometric designs with ebony and bone and othe...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Moorish Jewelry Boxes

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Bone, Wood

Napoleon III Jewelry Boulle Marquetry Box, France, 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Stunning and large Napoleon III jewelry or decorative box, in Boulle style marquetry with brass inlay in a cartridge in brass and mother of pearl encrypted with the initials "MB", wi...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Brass, Bronze

Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Jewelry Box, France 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful Napoleon III Jewelry box in blackened wood veneer and Boulle style marquetry with inlays of brass threads and multiple cartridges with brass, bone, mother of pearl, Horn an...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Pair of 19th Century French Marquetry Boxes with Silk Interiors
Located in Milford, NH
A spectacular pair of serpentine marquetry boxes with burl and satinwood foliate inlay with tufted silk interior upholstery and ebonized trim and base, 19th century, French.
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Antique 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Burl, Mahogany, Satinwood

Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Period Rosewood Marquetry Box
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This mid-19th century French Napoleon III period rosewood box features a French polished book matched exterior with bronze trim around the top. When opened, the box reveals an interi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Unusual Palmwood Marquetry Box
Located in New York, NY
Good 19th century Anglo-Indian box decorated in cross cut (or oystered) palmwood painstakingly arranged in a geometric pattern.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Anglo Raj Decorative Boxes

Materials

Palmwood

  • Unusual Palmwood Marquetry Box
  • Unusual Palmwood Marquetry Box
  • Unusual Palmwood Marquetry Box
  • Unusual Palmwood Marquetry Box
H 5 in. W 12 in. D 7 in.
Napoleon III Jewelry Boulle Marquetry Box, France 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Precious and unique Napoléon III rectangular jewelry box, blackened wood veneer with Boulle style inlay, inlays with noble materials - precious woods, mother of pearl, brass, & blue ...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

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19c Marquetry Box For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 19c marquetry box you’re looking for. Each 19c marquetry box for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. A 19c marquetry box, designed in the Victorian, Neoclassical or Folk Art style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 19c marquetry box over the years, but those crafted by Asprey International Limited, Tahan Paris and Fratelli Falcini are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a 19c Marquetry Box?

Prices for a 19c marquetry box start at $295 and top out at $97,679 with the average selling for $2,000.

Finding the Right Boxes for You

From mere trinkets to useful receptacles that serve a distinct purpose, antique boxes as decorative objects have come in many forms over the years. No matter what they’re made of or where they end up in your home, decorative boxes add both style and storage to your space.

The decorative box that is likely most common is the jewelry box. These boxes were originally known as jewel caskets and were in common use in Ancient Egypt, as most Egyptians wore some sort of jewelry. A portable jewelry box, in its original intended use, was integral to keeping your jewelry safe and secure. This accessory has transformed in size, shape and appearance over the years. Initially it was common for a jewelry box to bear intricate ornamentation. Whether they’re mid-century modern works of marble and brass or feature playful Art Deco–style geometric decor, jewelry boxes boast real staying power.

Snuff boxes began to soar in popularity during the 17th century (and were commonplace in European homes by the mid-19th century). The boxes, some hand-painted with landscape scenes, some made from gold, porcelain or stone, contained a small amount of tobacco, which users would sniff, or “snuff,” throughout the day. Some particularly ornamental snuff boxes featured enameled designs or were set with precious gems and were given as gifts or party favors, particularly at the coronation of royalty or other lavish events.

Whether you’re organizing important mail in the foyer or tucking away medications in your bathroom, antique boxes — be they metal tea caddies, sterling-silver decorative boxes or Victorian cigar boxes made of oak (even if you don’t smoke) — are a sophisticated solution to help keep the surfaces in your home clutter-free. And no matter if you’re seeking a decorative box to beautify a desktop or bestow upon a loved one, you are sure to find something you love in the collection of antique and vintage boxes on 1stDibs.