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Antique English Sewing Box or Jewel Box, circa 1850-1860
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English sewing box or jewel box, circa 1850-1860. EBX062.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Jewelry Boxes

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Wood

Antique Walnut Ladies Sewing Box, Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Victorian ladies sewing box with geometric mother of pearl inlay around the top and a mother of pearl inlay medallion at the center. Small compartments in the interior removable sh...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Walnut

William IV Sewing Box of Mahogany
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century English William IV sewing box of a sarcophagus form with a domed lid and raised on front bun feet. The hinged top opens to reveal bright magenta accents on its interior....
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Antique Mid-19th Century English William IV Decorative Boxes

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Mahogany

  • William IV Sewing Box of Mahogany
  • William IV Sewing Box of Mahogany
  • William IV Sewing Box of Mahogany
  • William IV Sewing Box of Mahogany
H 5.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 8.63 in.
Late English Regency Tortoiseshell Sewing Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
Late English Regency tortoiseshell sewing box.
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Antique 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

  • Late English Regency Tortoiseshell Sewing Box
  • Late English Regency Tortoiseshell Sewing Box
  • Late English Regency Tortoiseshell Sewing Box
  • Late English Regency Tortoiseshell Sewing Box
H 4.5 in. W 11.25 in. D 8.75 in.
Antique English 18th Century Wool Holder and Thread Sewing Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English 18th century wool holder and thread sewing box MISC 520.
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Antique Late 19th Century Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

Antique Lacquered Paper Mache Sewing or Jewelry Box with Inlaid Carved Shell
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This large antique paper mâché and lacquered box is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in England in circa 1870 in the period Aesthetic Movement style. The box was made as a se...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Decorative Boxes

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Paper, Paper, Paper

Victorian Walnut and Inlaid Jewelry Box Sewing Box with Tray
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
0479 Very attractive Victorian jewelry box in figured walnut, having mother of pearl and ebonised inlays to the front and hinged lid which opens to reveal relined interior with lift ...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Jewelry Boxes

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Walnut

Antique Rosewood Sewing Box with Brass and Mother of Pearl Inlay, English, 1850
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Antique rosewood sewing box with very fine brass work and mother of pearl inlay, English, 1850, inscribed.  
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Antique 1850s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Rosewood

19th Century Birch Sewing Box with Stringing
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century birch sewing box with stringing circa 1880. Good quality sewing box veneered in birch, decorated with salt and pepper stringing and tunbridge inlay around the bottom ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Late Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Birch

Victorian Rosewood & Mother-of-Pearl Jewellery/Sewing Box
Located in Norwich, GB
Victorian rosewood and mother-of-pearl jewellery/sewing box having pretty pewter and mother-of-pearl inlay to the top and side, mother-of-pearl lock escutcheon, original pink interio...
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Antique 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

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Rosewood

19th Century Indian Buffalo Horn Sewing Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
19th century Indian buffalo horn box with sewing fittings. Made in India for the English market.
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Antique 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

  • 19th Century Indian Buffalo Horn Sewing Box
  • 19th Century Indian Buffalo Horn Sewing Box
  • 19th Century Indian Buffalo Horn Sewing Box
  • 19th Century Indian Buffalo Horn Sewing Box
H 8.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 11 in.
English Regency Brass Inlaid Sewing Box, c1810
Located in valatie, NY
English Regency brass inlaid sewing box, c1810, rosewood with original silk interior raised on gilt brass feet. The top lifts to a divided interior lined in a blue paper and matching...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Brass

Exceptional European Painted Jewelry Sewing Box, 18th Century
Located in Albignasego, IT
Antique Northern Italian jewelry-sewing box Measures: H 22cm, L 33cm, P 21cm Original jewelry-sewing box in a beautiful deep blue color, perfectly preserved. All-over the su...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Folk Art Decorative Boxes

Materials

Fir

19th Century Victorian Burr Walnut Casket Sewing Box
Located in London, GB
This is a superb quality antique Victorian burr walnut casket, sewing box, with elaborate decorative brass and bronze mounts, circa 1860 in date. The rectangular lid is beautifully ...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Brass, Ormolu

Georgian Satinwood Sewing Box circa 1825 with Lock and Key
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Refitted Georgian satinwood four footed sewing wood box with working lock and key, circa 1825.
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Antique 1820s Georgian Decorative Boxes

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Satinwood

19th Century Victorian Period Mother of Pearl Sewing Box
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century Victorian Period black japanned sewing box, of architectural form, decorated throughout with mother of pearl floral veneers and gilded scrollwork, having two doors...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

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

Regency Period Mahogany Sewing Box
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An elegant Regency period mahogany Sewing Box on swept reeded and hipped supports, the two edges with continuous rope carving.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Boxes

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Mahogany

  • Regency Period Mahogany Sewing Box
  • Regency Period Mahogany Sewing Box
  • Regency Period Mahogany Sewing Box
  • Regency Period Mahogany Sewing Box
H 27.75 in. W 18.5 in. D 12.5 in.
English Black Lacquered and Gilt Stenciled Figural Pagoda Sewing Box, C. 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
English octagonal black lacquered and gilt stenciled figural pagoda hinged one drawer sewing box with exterior gilt stenciled dragon motif, interior gilt stenciled floral motif, orig...
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Antique 1810s English George III Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Shape Sewing Box with Contents, Musical Works, 1825
Located in Geelong, Victoria
William IV rosewood sarcophagus form sewing box, the domed lid with inlaid panels in mother of pearl including swans, the interior with original crimson silk compartments containing ...
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Antique 1830s European Decorative Boxes

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Rosewood

English Georgian Tortoise Shell Sewing Box with Silver Winged Paw Feet, C. 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
English Georgian Tortoise shell hinged sewing box with a gadrooned molded edge lid, fitted tufted interior, and resting on the original silver plate winged paw feet. Early 19th Century
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Antique 1810s English Georgian Decorative Boxes

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Silver

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

Early 19th Century Regency Red Leather Chinoiserie Sewing Box, Initialed & Dated
Located in Atlanta, GA
Early 19th century circa 1814 period Regency red leather chinoiserie sewing box, initialed and dated with gilt brass mounts, original interior features, large size, fine quality Br...
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Antique 1810s Regency Decorative Boxes

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Brass

19th Century Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Stag Antler Horn Sewing Box, Exceptional
Located in Dallas, TX
Museum quality piece!! GORGEOUS, RARE and IMPORTANT mid 19th Century Anglo-Indian Sewing Box made in Vizagapatam, India circa 1860. The Box is made of sandalwood but covered in...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Decorative Boxes

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Bone, Horn, Ebony, Sandalwood

Bird's-Eye Maple and Ebony Sewing Box of Architectural Form, English, circa 1820
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Bird’s-eye maple and ebony sewing box, of architectural form, with a sarcophagus-shaped top, English, circa 1820.              
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Decorative Boxes

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Birdseye Maple

English Georgian Tortoise Shell Sewing Box with Gilt Claw and Ball Feet, C. 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
English Georgian tortoise shell hinged sewing box with gilt floral ringed side handles, compartmentalized tufted fitted interior with lid, and resting on the original gilt claw and b...
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Antique 1810s English Georgian Decorative Boxes

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Silver, Brass

Early 19th Century French Charles X Palisander Sewing Box with Lemon Wood Inlay
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This early 19th century French Charles X period palisander box features a finely inlaid lemon wood border on its top and front. An inlaid central floral and leaf motif decorates the ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Decorative Boxes

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Crystal, Silver

19th Century Anglo-Indian Large Sadeli Sewing Box with Hidden Writing Slope
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous and extremely rare example of an Anglo-Indian Sadeli Mosaic Box from circa 1840. Made in or around Bombay, India. This is a sarcophagus shaped sandalwood box encased in f...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Decorative Boxes

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Pewter

Papier Mâché Massive Size Fine Quality 19th Century Sewing Box or Jewelry Box
Located in Westport, CT
Papier mâché circa 1870 English inlaid lacquered sewing box/jewelry box, with many Velvet and mother-of-pearl compartments, hidden area in center. Hand-carved mother-of-pearl, inlaid...
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Antique 19th Century English Chinoiserie Boxes

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Gold Leaf

Antique Rosewood Travel Box with Brass Inlay, Complete with All Interior Items
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Antique rosewood travel box, with inlaid brass, the fitted interior complete with all items, including brushes, bottles, sewing items, etc., English, circa 1870.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K0 fabulous early Victorian, rosewood and mother of pearl inlaid vanity box, sewing box with tray and drawer, having finely inlaid hinged lid which open to reveal original fitted int...
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Antique 1850s English Early Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Rosewood

  • Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
  • Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
  • Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
  • Superb Early Victorian Jewelry Box Vanity Box
H 6.3 in. W 11.82 in. D 8.67 in.
Vintage Tiger Oak Antique Folding Wood Puzzle Box Red Felt Lining by Singer
By Singer
Located in National City, CA
Antique folding tiger oak wood box crafty roll up design. Known as Singer Puzzle Box by Singer Manufacturing Company. Originally made to house Singer Sewing Machine Parts. Maker s...
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Vintage 1920s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Oak

Exquisite Victorian Jewelry Box
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K078 Exquisite Victorian satinwood and rosewood jewellery box or sewing box, having finely inlaid front and lid which opens to reveal new relined interior with lift up tray. This ant...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Satinwood

  • Exquisite Victorian Jewelry Box
  • Exquisite Victorian Jewelry Box
  • Exquisite Victorian Jewelry Box
  • Exquisite Victorian Jewelry Box
H 5.12 in. W 12.21 in. D 9.06 in.
Inlaid Rosewood Jewelry Box
Located in Stamford, CT
Rosewood jewelry or sewing box with satinwood, bird's-eye maple, and bone inlay, circa 1830s. The veneered piece features an interior fitted with compass rose inlay. Please note of w...
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Antique 1830s American Jewelry Boxes

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Maple, Rosewood, Satinwood

  • Inlaid Rosewood Jewelry Box
  • Inlaid Rosewood Jewelry Box
  • Inlaid Rosewood Jewelry Box
  • Inlaid Rosewood Jewelry Box
H 7.00 in. W 13.00 in. D 10.00 in.
Victorian Figured Walnut Jewellery Box
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4433 fine Victorian figured walnut jewellery or sewing box with brass carrying handle, original working lock and a key and green interior, all in home ready condition, circa 1880. ...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Walnut

  • Victorian Figured Walnut Jewellery Box
  • Victorian Figured Walnut Jewellery Box
  • Victorian Figured Walnut Jewellery Box
  • Victorian Figured Walnut Jewellery Box
H 5.91 in. W 9.85 in. D 7.09 in.
Georgian Mahogany Jewelry Box with Tray
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K0478 fine quality George III flamed mahogany sewing box / jewelry box, having satinwood crossbanded front, satinwood crossbanded and satinwood string inlaid top fitted with replacem...
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Antique 1790s English George III Decorative Boxes

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Mahogany

  • Georgian Mahogany Jewelry Box with Tray
  • Georgian Mahogany Jewelry Box with Tray
  • Georgian Mahogany Jewelry Box with Tray
  • Georgian Mahogany Jewelry Box with Tray
H 6.89 in. W 10.24 in. D 7.49 in.
Magnificent Victorian Jewelry Box in Amboyna
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
k077 magnificent Victorian jewelry box or sewing box having rosewood banded edge with metal stringing and elaborate brass, mother of pearl and ebony inlay to front and to the hinged ...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Amboyna

  • Magnificent Victorian Jewelry Box in Amboyna
  • Magnificent Victorian Jewelry Box in Amboyna
  • Magnificent Victorian Jewelry Box in Amboyna
  • Magnificent Victorian Jewelry Box in Amboyna
H 4.73 in. W 9.85 in. D 7.88 in.
Superb Victorian Bird's-Eye Maple Jewelry Box
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
0121 super Victorian bird's eye maple and tulipwood jewelry box or sewing box, having finely inlaid front and lid which opens to reveal new relined interior with lift up tray. This a...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Birdseye Maple

  • Superb Victorian Bird's-Eye Maple Jewelry Box
  • Superb Victorian Bird's-Eye Maple Jewelry Box
  • Superb Victorian Bird's-Eye Maple Jewelry Box
  • Superb Victorian Bird's-Eye Maple Jewelry Box
H 4.73 in. W 11.03 in. D 7.88 in.
Elegant Early Victorian Jewelry Box with Tray
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K080 elegant early Victorian rosewood sewing box or jewelry box with beautiful mother of pearl inlaid front and hinged top enclosing new relined interior with lift up tray. This anti...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Rosewood

  • Elegant Early Victorian Jewelry Box with Tray
  • Elegant Early Victorian Jewelry Box with Tray
  • Elegant Early Victorian Jewelry Box with Tray
  • Elegant Early Victorian Jewelry Box with Tray
H 4.73 in. W 9.85 in. D 6.7 in.
19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
Located in Austin, TX
A 19th century seamstress cabinet storage box for commercial haberdasher use, made by L.V Fils et Cotons, a Parisian brand of sewing tools created by Louis Varmie in 1841. Textured d...
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Antique 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • 19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
  • 19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
  • 19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
  • 19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
H 17.25 in. W 12 in. D 14 in.
19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
Located in Austin, TX
A 19th century seamstress cabinet storage box for commercial haberdasher use, made by L.V Fils et Cotons, a Parisian brand of sewing tools created by Louis Varmie in 1841. Textured d...
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Antique 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

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Brass

  • 19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
  • 19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
  • 19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
  • 19th Century French Seamstress Storage Box
H 17.25 in. W 12 in. D 14 in.
Early Victorian Rosewood Jewellery Box with Tray
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K00 fabulous early Victorian, rosewood and mother-of-pearl inlaid vanity box - sewing box with tray and drawer, having finely inlaid hinged lid which open to reveal original fitted i...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Jewelry Boxes

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Wood

  • Early Victorian Rosewood Jewellery Box with Tray
  • Early Victorian Rosewood Jewellery Box with Tray
  • Early Victorian Rosewood Jewellery Box with Tray
  • Early Victorian Rosewood Jewellery Box with Tray
H 6.3 in. W 11.82 in. D 8.67 in.
Large 19th Century Continental Neoclassical Between Dresser Vanity Box
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An extensively filled 19th century ormolu-mounted ebonized wood dresser vanity box fitted with silver gold washed lidded glass gars and sewing tools. The hallmarks appear to be Frenc...
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Antique 1880s European Empire Decorative Boxes

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Ormolu

Burl Walnut and Brass Dome-Top Box with Mother-of-Pearl, English, ca. 1860
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Burl walnut and engraved brass dome-sewing box with mother-of-pearl, English, ca. 1860.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Italian 19th Century Renaissance Style Wood Lacquer and Painted Gesso Lidded Box
Located in Firenze, IT
This beautiful 19th century Florentine rectangular lidded box is entirely decorated in the round with all typical Renaissance Italian patterns. The white hand painted and lacquer woo...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Jewelry Boxes

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Gesso, Plaster, Wood

Regency Period Leather Sewing Casket
Located in London, GB
A fine quality early 19th century Regency period leather sewing casket with gilt-brass mounts, paw feet and unusual balloon carrying handles retaining original interior.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Tea Caddies

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Brass

Regency Period Leather Sewing Casket
H 4.5 in. W 8 in. D 5 in.
19th Century Blue & Gold Porcelain-Mounted Rosewood Table Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A Fine Table Cabinet Rising from scrolling foliate bracket feet, the rectangular cabinet constructed in rosewood and surmounted with a hinged cavetto moulded lid set with a Sèvres-s...
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Antique 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain, Rosewood

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

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Tortoise Shell

  • Two Tortoise Shell Veneer Boxes
  • Two Tortoise Shell Veneer Boxes
  • Two Tortoise Shell Veneer Boxes
  • Two Tortoise Shell Veneer Boxes
H 1.5 in. W 6 in. D 3 in.
Tortoise Shell Sewing Box on Stand, circa 1860
Located in Lambertville, NJ
This wonderful example of a 19th century tortoise shell sewing box on stand opens to original fabric lined interior of compartments with a central basket seated on a pedestal above a...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Side Tables

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Tortoise Shell

  • Tortoise Shell Sewing Box on Stand, circa 1860
  • Tortoise Shell Sewing Box on Stand, circa 1860
  • Tortoise Shell Sewing Box on Stand, circa 1860
  • Tortoise Shell Sewing Box on Stand, circa 1860
H 24.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Early 19th Century Neoclassical Automaton Windmill Sewing Box
Located in Essex, MA
Rare early 19th century working automaton sewing box with hidden compartments for necessaries and sewing implements. Original handmade clockwork inside which operates a working windm...
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Antique Early 19th Century Dutch Neoclassical Models and Miniatures

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Alabaster

19th Century Trinity House Inlaid Rosewood Sewing Box, circa 1870
Located in Nantucket, MA
Fine 19th century trinity house marquetry inlaid rosewood sewing box, circa 1870, made by a Trinity House Lighthouse Keeper or sailor aboard a Lightship for sale to passing ships. Th...
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Antique 1870s British Folk Art Nautical Objects

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Wood, Rosewood

Rare Restored Burr Walnut & Tunbridge Inlaid Sewing Work Box Table Carved Feet
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored heavily carved Victorian walnut sewing table with ornately inlaid Tunbridge wear decorated top A very good looking ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Side Tables

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Walnut

Early 20th Century Shaker Sewing Basket
By Shakers
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 20th Century Shaker Sewing Basket from the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine. An early oval band box made from split poplar with four finger laps and copp...
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Early 20th Century American Shaker More Folk Art

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Silk, Poplar

  • Early 20th Century Shaker Sewing Basket
  • Early 20th Century Shaker Sewing Basket
  • Early 20th Century Shaker Sewing Basket
  • Early 20th Century Shaker Sewing Basket
H 3.75 in. W 9.19 in. D 6.19 in.
Folk Art Painted Wood Box Ornately Carved, Dated 1932
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
1932 dated Folk Art painted and carved wood box. The large box is ornately carved on all sides as well as on top; painted in vintage red over blue under-layer. When opened, the lid...
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Vintage 1930s German Folk Art Painted Furniture

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Wood, Wood

Antique Wooden Carved Casket with Birds, Brienz, circa 1890
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A very nice hand carved black forest sewing box or jewel case with two birds on the lid. Inside covered with velvet. A fine woodcarving from the area of Brienz in Switzerland. Some o...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Decorative Baskets

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Wood

Silver Gilt and Mother of Pearl Inkwell
Located in New Orleans, LA
This extremely rare English Palais Royale-style double inkwell is crafted of engraved mother of pearl and mounted in Fine gilt silver. Inside, two glass ink bottles sit securely in t...
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Early 20th Century English Other Inkwells

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Silver

  • Silver Gilt and Mother of Pearl Inkwell
  • Silver Gilt and Mother of Pearl Inkwell
  • Silver Gilt and Mother of Pearl Inkwell
  • Silver Gilt and Mother of Pearl Inkwell
H 2.75 in. W 7 in. D 5 in.
Antique Jewelry or Sewing Box
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English tonbridge jewelry box with original interior.
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Antique 19th Century English Jewelry Boxes

  • Antique Jewelry or Sewing Box
  • Antique Jewelry or Sewing Box
  • Antique Jewelry or Sewing Box
  • Antique Jewelry or Sewing Box
H 5.15 in. W 13 in. D 9.15 in.
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.
Antique William IV Rosewood Sewing Box Table
Located in London, GB
Original William IV rosewood sewing box on stand dating from the 1830s-1840s period and in good condition. The inside has all the original compartments and is lined with old paper, w...
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Antique 1830s English Decorative Boxes

Materials

Rosewood

  • Antique William IV Rosewood Sewing Box Table
  • Antique William IV Rosewood Sewing Box Table
  • Antique William IV Rosewood Sewing Box Table
  • Antique William IV Rosewood Sewing Box Table
H 27.17 in. W 13.39 in. D 17.72 in.
Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sewing Box
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam sewing box, the hinged lid and sides decorated with geometric trellis and chequerboard panels with scrolling borders, the interior fitted with myriad small c...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Decorative Boxes

  • Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sewing Box
  • Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sewing Box
  • Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sewing Box
  • Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sewing Box
H 18 in. W 17 in. D 30 in.
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Antique Sewing Boxes For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of antique sewing boxes is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique antique sewing boxes was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and rosewood. Antique sewing boxes have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Antique sewing boxes bearing Victorian or Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Not every interior allows for large antique sewing boxes, so small antique sewing boxes measuring 6 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Many antique sewing boxes are appealing in their simplicity, but Shakers, Singer and Tiffany & Co. produced popular antique sewing boxes that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique Sewing Boxes?

Prices for antique sewing boxes start at $185 and top out at $34,500 with the average selling for $1,450.

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.

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