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Malachite Tessellated Box
Located in Chicago, IL
A malachite tessellated box.
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Malachite

  • Malachite Tessellated Box
  • Malachite Tessellated Box
  • Malachite Tessellated Box
  • Malachite Tessellated Box
H 2.0 in. W 6.0 in. D 5.0 in.
Maitland-Smith Tessellated Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a lovely beige tessellated stone box with a square piece of lapis lazuli encased in brass on top of box It was made by Maitland smith and has its tag on bottom.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a brown stone and brass rim tessellated lidded box it is in the style of Maitland Smith.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

  • Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
H 2.5 in. W 9 in. D 6 in.
Octagonal Tessellated Marble Lidded Box
Located in Norwalk, CT
Very fine quality lidded box with finial handle and sandalwood interior. Lovely pink marble with cream details, circa 1980s.
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Maitland-Smith tessellated marble humidor having a brass ball finial. The two tone oval form is divided into quadrants separated by brass inlay accents. Wood lined interior. Original...
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Tessellated horn box with green stone border on top. Mahogany lined interior and felt bottom. Maitland Smith, 1980s.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Horn

  • Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
  • Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
  • Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
  • Green Stone Bordered Tessellated Horn Box
H 1.2 in. W 9.6 in. D 5.1 in.
Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Pagoda Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York City, NY
Large 1980s Tessellated stone with brass handle and rattan by Maitland Smith.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
Located in San Diego, CA
A very well crafted tessellated Horn cedar wood box, circa 1980s. The piece is very heavy and solid and measures 6.375"W x 4.5"D x 3.5"H.
Category

Late 20th Century North American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Horn, Cedar

  • Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
  • Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
  • Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
  • Tessellated Horn and Cedar Wood Box
H 3.5 in. W 6.375 in. D 4.5 in.
Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hamburg, PA
Maitland Smith Tessellated marble jewelry box with a scalloped edge. This decorative box is in very good condition. Dimensions: 2.75" H x 9.5" W x 5.75" D.
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Marble

  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Jewelry Box, 1980s
H 2.75 in. W 9.5 in. D 5.75 in.
1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
By G. None
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1980s brass and tessellated stone box.
Category

Vintage 1980s American American Craftsman Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

  • 1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
  • 1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
  • 1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
  • 1980s Brass and Tessellated Stone Box
H 6.50 in. W 14.25 in. D 6 in.
Pumpkin Shape Tessellated Stone Storage Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pumpkin shape life size tessellated storage box attributed to Maitland-Smith. Offered at Gallery Girasole in North Hollywood
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Tessellated stone box with brass inlay.
Category

Vintage 1970s Decorative Boxes

  • Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
  • Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
  • Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
  • Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
H 6 in. W 11.5 in. D 8 in.
Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Pink tessellated marble and patinated brass jewelry box by Maitland-Smith.
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Set of Three Tessellated Horn Jewelry Boxes
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of three tessellated horn and brass triangular shape decorative jewelry boxes with velvet interior. Measures: Large 6.75" x 6.75" x 6.75" x 8" high Medium 6.75" x 6.75" x 6.75"...
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

  • Set of Three Tessellated Horn Jewelry Boxes
  • Set of Three Tessellated Horn Jewelry Boxes
  • Set of Three Tessellated Horn Jewelry Boxes
  • Set of Three Tessellated Horn Jewelry Boxes
H 8 in. W 6.75 in. D 7.75 in.
Maitland-Smith Oversized Tessellated Marble Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Atlanta, GA
A spectacular lidded box designed by Maitland-Smith in the 1980s, rendered in tessellated marble, stone, travertine, and brass. Pyramidal square shape with assorted colors of sand be...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Travertine, Marble, Brass, Metal

Vintage Round Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage Maitland Smith round tessellated stone box with colorful abstract inlay and brass knob handle.            
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Tessellated Horn Jewelry Box by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tessellated horn jewelry box by Maitland-Smith.
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Jade, Brass

Tessellated Stone Box
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Tessellated stone and brass inlaid box.
Category

Vintage 1970s Boxes

  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
H 8.5 in. W 8 in. D 8.5 in.
Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York City, NY
Large 1980s Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and brass box. Measurements for just the box without the design. height 4.75'' depth 12.25'' depth 8.25''
Category

20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
  • Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
H 5.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 8.75 in.
Vintage Tessellated Stone Octagonal Box by Renoir Designs
By Renoir Designs
Located in San Diego, CA
A very well crafted tessellated stone octagonal box with attached lid by Renoir Designs, circa 1970s. The piece is very heavy and solid and lined in black felt; the box is light brow...
Category

Mid-20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Maitland Smith Tessellated Marble and Tortoise Shell Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with a mother of pearl finial handle. The interior of the box is lined with a black felt and has a removable lid. The box rests on sterling silve...
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Marble, Sterling Silver

Vintage Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Trim
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern architectural tesselated stone & brass box by Maitland Smith.   
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage Maitland Smith Black Tessellated Stone Box Brass Trim
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful patina on the brass trim surrounds a gorgeous black tessellated stone. This box features a wood interior and rests on four brass feet.
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Square Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Square Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with hinged lid and brass inlay detail, USA, 1980s.  
Category

Vintage 1970s American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

1980s Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Inlay
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1980s Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with brass inlay.
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Midcentury Domed Top Stone and Brass Tessellated Decorative Box
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-245 stone and brass over wood domed top geometric cut stone with brass interior and bottom.
Category

Vintage 1970s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Pink/Coral Stone Petite Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Maitland-Smith tessellated stone in pink/coral color, jewelry box with a solid wood interior. With brass decorative inlaid top.   
Category

20th Century Asian Hollywood Regency Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Cast Stone, Brass

1980s Tessellated Stone With Brass Inlay Pyramid Shaped Box
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1980s tessellated stone with brass inlay pyramid shaped box.
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Maitland Smith Tessellated Horn and Gem Stone Decorative Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A decorative box with tessellated horn in dark brown tones and a blue green gem stone to the lid surrounded by a brass bezel. When opened the inside revels a caramel colored Philippi...
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Horn

Large Maitland Smith Style Tessellated Stone, Horn and Brass Box
By Enrique Garcel, Karl Springer, Maitland Smith, Casa Bique, Robert Marcius
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning large geometric tessellated stone, horn and brass box in the style of Maitland Smith. This gorgeous octagonal shaped tessellated decorative box, coffee table box or jewelry ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Stunning Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Box with Bronze Lizard Handle
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome decorative box of tessellated stone having a fabulous bronze verdigris lizard handle. Box itself is 3" H.
Category

Vintage 1970s Thai Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Bronze

1970s Casa Bique Tessellated Stone and Brass Architectural Decorative Box
By Robert Marcius, Maitland Smith, Casa Bique
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern large tessellated marble and stone jewelry box. The footed box features a plinth architectural curved frame with brass metal inlays and trim accent along all edges...
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Marble, Brass

1970s Maitland Smith Black Tessellated Stone Box with Brass Trim
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Maitland Smith black tessellated stone box with flares base and brass trim, USA, 1970s.  
Category

Vintage 1970s American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland Smith Tessellated Shell Tissue Box with Seahorse Figural Accents
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Fits standard size cube Kleenex box - Tessellated shell and mother of pearl cladding - Lacquered wood interior - Silver tone metal base - By Maitland Smith (signed on bottom) ...
Category

20th Century Philippine Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl

Maitland Smith Attributed Modern Tessellated Humidor Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Maitland Smith attributed modern tessellated humidor box, with wooden interior. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Cigar Boxes and Humidors

Materials

Wood

Maitland Smith Art Deco Style Architectural Design Tessellated Sienna Marble Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This Art Deco style tessellated sienna marble box features an architecturally themed form topped by an equally Minimalist style bronze handle. It is useful for many purposes and will...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Siena Marble, Bronze

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Stone Boxes by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of modernist boxes were realized by the celebrated 20th century design firm Maitland Smith in the Philippines, circa 1980. They feature two cylindrical bodies- one ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Vintage Maitland Smith Decorative Tessellated Stone and Brass over Fruitwood Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage handmade Maitland Smith tessellated stone box with brass over fruitwood. No makers mark.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Antler, Chrome & Granite Box by Jonson & Marcius
Located in New York, NY
This bold and sophisticated decorative box was realized by the esteemed artisans Gene Jonson and Robert Marcius in the United States, circa 1970. This is a particularly stunning exam...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Granite, Bronze, Chrome

1970s Casa Bique Tessellated Stone and Brass Box by Robert Marcius
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1970s tessellated stone and brass box.
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Decorative Boxes

Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Brass Tessellated Stone Lidded Box Vessel
By Maitland Smith
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous lidded box, made of brass and tessellated stone over wood, by Maitland Smith, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 9" W x 6" D...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Brass

Maitland-Smith Vintage Beige Tessellated Stone and Onyx Decorative Jewelry Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage handmade Maitland-Smith vintage beige tessellated stone and onyx decorative jewelry box. Features 2 compartments lined with ultrasuede to store your favorite necklaces, brac...
Category

Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone, Onyx

Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Stone Box on a Stand by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant vintage modern box by Maitland-Smith is made of pink tessellated stone with brass inlay around the edges. Stylish design sits on top of four legs offering convenient access. ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Faux Tessellated Tortoiseshell Mother-of-Pearl Jewelry Box by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage jewelry box in faux tessellated tortoise shell with mother-of-pearl and Abolone shell edge, circa 1970s. Simple, elegant and unique.
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Tortoise Shell, Mother-of-Pearl

Mid-Century Modern Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Gilt Lidded Box Vessel 1970s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a marvelous, lidded box, made tessellated stone over wood and gilded wood, by Maitland Smith, circa 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions ar...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Maitland Smith Style Tessellated Casket
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
Maitland Smith style modern bone tessellated large casket with wood paneled interior.
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bone, Wood

  • Maitland Smith Style Tessellated Casket
  • Maitland Smith Style Tessellated Casket
  • Maitland Smith Style Tessellated Casket
  • Maitland Smith Style Tessellated Casket
H 10 in. W 15.25 in. D 10 in.
Contemporary Modern Robert Marcius Casa Bique Tessellated Fossil Stone Chest
By Robert Marcius, Casa Bique
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic standing chest, made of tessellated fossil stone, by Robert Marcius for Casa Bique, circa 1980s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
By Maitland Smith
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Mailtand Smith tessellated stone veneer box on stand with brass accents. Interior finished in mahogany with Maitland Smith logo. Stand is of tessellated stone veneer as well.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stone, Brass

  • Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
  • Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
  • Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
  • Tessellated Stone Box on Stand
H 22 in. W 20 in. D 15 in.
Large Tessellated Stone Box with Brass and Malachite
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hingham, MA
Two in one. Large hinged lidded box with brass inlay and what appears to be malachite. Wood lined. Suitable for use as a humidor or jewelry box. Surprise: inside is a second small...
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Modern Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Travertine

Robert Marcius Casa Bique Tessellated Stone Trunk Box Coffee Table Chest
By Robert Marcius, Casa Bique, Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Robert Marcius for Casa Bique tessellated stone trunk coffee table. Item features coral colored tessellated stone and brass inlays, felt lined interior, bun feet, and great quality. ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Art Deco Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Stone, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Maitland-Smith Storage Box in Pink Tessellated Stone
By Maitland Smith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern storage box is made of pink tessellated stone. Brass inlaid trim, unique feet, and an elaborate stone design sets this stylish box apart from others. Three sc...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Blanket Chests

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
Maitland-Smith tessellated box. Brown faux tortoise tiles with brass banding. Wooden interior. Signed Maitland Smith.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Wood

  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Box
H 2.75 in. W 7.75 in. D 7.75 in.
Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith - a lovely addition to any den - holding tv guides or remotes.. or on the dressing table for your fine watches and strands! Nicely de...
Category

20th Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

  • Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
  • Tessellated Box in the manner of Maitland Smith
H 4.25 in. W 12.25 in. D 9.5 in.
Tessellated Stone Box
Located in Stamford, CT
Stone box with brass inlay and a lined interior.
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Stone

  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
  • Tessellated Stone Box
H 5 in. W 12.50 in. D 8.50 in.
Tessellated Marble Lidded Box
Located in Norwalk, CT
Handsome hinge lidded box in dark green tessellated marble with light green onyx inset decoration. Nice quality with velvet lining. Great size at 14 inches by 10 inches.
Category

Vintage 1980s Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble

  • Tessellated Marble Lidded Box
  • Tessellated Marble Lidded Box
  • Tessellated Marble Lidded Box
  • Tessellated Marble Lidded Box
H 4 in. W 14 in. D 10 in.
Tessellated Marble Domed Lidded Box
Located in Norwalk, CT
Attractive tessellated box with inlaid brass decoration. Nice domed lid form.
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble

Geometric Tessellated Stone Square Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful design on this geometric pattern box with wood inlaid, great colors and design, circa 1980s.
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Stone

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
A large Maitland-Smith tessellated marble box having a brass handle over a rattan top. The brass banding is repeated above the stone body. It comes out of a Chicago North Shore estat...
Category

20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Stone Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Stone Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Stone Box
  • Maitland-Smith Tessellated Stone Box
H 10 in. W 24 in. L 10 in.
Large Tessellated Hinged Bone Box
Located in Chicago, IL
Large mid-20th century ecru/white tessellated bone box. Wood interior. Hinged with a thick silver chain.
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bone

  • Large Tessellated Hinged Bone Box
  • Large Tessellated Hinged Bone Box
  • Large Tessellated Hinged Bone Box
  • Large Tessellated Hinged Bone Box
H 6 in. W 26 in. D 11 in.
Modern Rectangular Tessellated Horn Box
Located in New York, NY
Modern style rectangular decorative lidded box with tessellated Horn exterior and metal band. The piece is in great vintage condition with some age-appropriate wear to the bottom.
Category

20th Century American Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal

  • Modern Rectangular Tessellated Horn Box
  • Modern Rectangular Tessellated Horn Box
  • Modern Rectangular Tessellated Horn Box
  • Modern Rectangular Tessellated Horn Box
H 5.25 in. W 8.25 in. D 5 in.
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Tessellated Box For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the tessellated box you’re looking for. A tessellated box — often made from stone, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the tessellated box you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A tessellated box is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one tessellated box that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maitland Smith, Casa Bique and Robert Marcius produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Tessellated Box?

Prices for a tessellated box start at $175 and top out at $4,475 with the average selling for $850.

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.