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Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Agresti Solo Lui Black Armoire with 54 Watch Winders
By Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Armored armoire in polished Ebony, brass accessories in Ruthenium. Safe with biometric opening device, drawers and trays lined for watches and jewelry. Available with 54 Swiss made w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

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Ebony

Agresti Al Centro Armored Chest in Polished Walnut
By Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Polished walnut armored chest with leather inserts and 24-karat gold-plated accessories. Biometric opening device and emergency key system. Bullets proof certified P6B glasses. Gentl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

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Leather, Walnut

Modern Copper Straw Bar Set Presented in an Agate Decorated Lucite Box
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
These modern copper straws are presented in a Lucite box decorated with a Rose Quartz Agate cabochon. This unique and bespoke copper straw set is part of the Egg Designs Dawa lux...
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2010s South African Modern Boxes

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Quartz, Copper, Brass

Agresti Magia Basic Jewelry Armoire
By Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Armored jewelry armoire with safe inside. Gold plated accessories. Safes to be anchored to the wall with metal screws. Biometric opening device (up to 99 authorized users) and emerge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

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Wood

Modern Glass Swizzle Stick Bar Set Presented in an Agate Decorated Lucite Box
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
These modern hand forged glass swizzle sticks have a clear glass stem with zebra striped glass heads. They are presented in a Lucite box decorated with a Rose Quartz Agate cabochon. ...
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2010s South African Modern Boxes

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Quartz, Brass

Lara Bohinc, Fortress Treasury Box, Iron Ceramic, in Stock
By Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
Lara Bohinc continues to work with ancient and futuristic forms with new fortress designs, further exploring the complex geometry of this range. The hexagonal shapes interlock and em...
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2010s Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Modern Etched Brass Coaster Bar Set Presented in an Agate Decorated Lucite Box
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
These modern brass coasters are etched with a snakeskin animal pattern and are presented in a Lucite box decorated with a Rose Quartz Agate cabochon. This unique and bespoke coas...
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2010s South African Modern Boxes

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Quartz, Brass, Brass

Agresti Metal Top G2 Black Armored Chest with 6 Drawers
By Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Metal top chest with GRADE 2 safe. Shiny black steel. Contents 6 drawers lined to store all sorts of jewels and necklace bar. Brass plated 24-karat gold accessories. Unique featur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

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Metal

Agresti Il Passatempo Chest with 4 Watch Winders
By Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Agresti Il Passatempo chest with 4 watch winders. Available in two variations, please see information below for variation details. Ebony: Polished ebony chest with 4 watch winders e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

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Leather, Wood

Abalone Shell Box by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic little Maitland Smith domed storage box is fabricated in abalone shell and will make a wonderful catchall for keys, jewelry or just as a beautiful object. N...
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1980s Philippine Vintage Modern Boxes

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Abalone

Artisan Storage Box by Nierman
This stylish artisan created storage box dates to the 1990s and was created in a limited edition (23/200) and is fabricated in a marbalized paper (on the inside) and printed paper (o...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Boxes

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Paper, Paper

Set of Two Maitland Smith Tessellate Bone Boxes
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish set of tessellated bone storage boxes were created in the 1980s by Maitland Smith and they will help to keep your desk or vanity organized and also could be used simply ...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Boxes

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Brass

Large Austrian Modern Silver Great-for-Engraving Keepsake Box
Large Modern Austrian 835 silver box, circa 1910. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and gently curved. Cover front has tapering tab as does box front. Box interior cedar ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Modern Boxes

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Silver

YY's Jewelry Cabinet, Walnut and Copper in Customizable Configurations
By Talbot & Yoon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
As the 16th century precursors to museums, ‘Wunderkammer’ or ‘cabinets of curiosity’ collected and categorized objects of interest to a specific subject be it geology, ethnography, a...
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2010s American Modern Boxes

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Copper

Arnoldo Pomodoro Bronze 2-Part Sculptural Italian Box Vintage
By Arnaldo Pomodoro
Located in North Miami, FL
This sculptural hallmarked fantastic Italian vintage bronze 2-part box is by Arnaldo Pomodoro. It has abstract raised forms on top giving both an organic and artistic textural elemen...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Boxes

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Bronze

Contemporary Bronze Incense Box, Lines by Reda Amalou, 2020
By REDA AMALOU DESIGN
Located in Paris, FR
The bronze incense box is designed with a patterned removable top. The motif used here, a repetition of lines and voids, has been developed by Reda Amalou and is used in several piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Boxes

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Black Marble Round Jewelry Box
Jewelry box in carved Monterrey black marble. Handmade in México by local craftsmen.
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2010s Mexican Modern Boxes

Materials

Marble

Lara Bohinc, Fortress Treasury Box, White Ceramic, in Stock
By Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
Lara Bohinc continues to work with ancient and futuristic forms with new Fortress designs, further exploring the complex geometry of this range. The hexagonal shapes interlock and em...
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2010s Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Large Scatola Portapillole Wooden Pillbox by Bottega Ghianda
By Bottega Ghianda
Located in Valmadrera, IT
The Pillbox was created by the Bottega Ghianda workshop in the mid-thirties for a well-known pharmaceutical company in Milan. Carved by hand from a single block of Fine wood, it is t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Wood

Small Scatola Portapillole Wooden Pillbox by Bottega Ghianda
By Bottega Ghianda
Located in Valmadrera, IT
The Pillbox was created by the Bottega Ghianda workshop in the mid-1930s for a well-known pharmaceutical company in Milan. Carved by hand from a single block of fine wood, it is then...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

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Wood

Scatola Wooden Box by Emanuela Frattini Magnusson for Bottega Ghianda
By Bottega Ghianda, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
Located in Valmadrera, IT
An elegant wooden box with architectural lines, whose lid is made of two parts that meet to complement each other in a delicate embrace. Dimensions: 27 W x 14.5 D x 12 H cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

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Mahogany

Carl & Emanuela Magnusson Scatola Wooden Box with Lid for Bottega Ghianda
By Bottega Ghianda
Located in Valmadrera, IT
An almost-cubic container in solid wood, assembled at a 45 ° angle that disguises the perception of thickness. it is a mysterious object, whose opening is revealed only by handling i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Wood

Lacquered Black Box
By Stefano Raffa
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite box in solid maple wood has a black lacquered finish and features an inside safety glass 6mm thick and two trays with the same finish with two small handles and the bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Textile, Maple, Glass

Mahogany and Ebony Box
By Stefano Raffa
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant box is crafted from solid mahogany, detailed with decorative ebony inserts. Lined in velvet, the inside contains two large trays and one smaller sliding tray, all of whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Metal

Walnut Wood Box
By Stefano Raffa
Located in Milan, IT
Stunning in its simplicity, this rectangular box is handcrafted of solid American walnut wood with an insert of African ebony wood placed lengthwise on the top. The interior is lined...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

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Textile, Ebony, Walnut

Watch Holder Box
By Stefano Raffa
Located in Milan, IT
Handmade of wengè wood with brown leather interior, this box is not only a functional object to protect collectible watches from scratches and damages, but it is also a superb decora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Metal

Red Box in Makassar Ebony Wood
By Stefano Raffa
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite box in solid makassar ebony wood is lined on the inside with red velvet. It features one tray also lined with red velvet. This box is customizable with the option of d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Textile, Ebony

Box in Walnut Wood
By Stefano Raffa
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite box in solid Italian walnut wood features on the inside a brown velvet lining. At the bottom of the box, there is a tray in solid wood lined with black cloth. This box...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Walnut, Textile

Gucci Lacquered and Brass Hinged Box Vintage
By Gucci
Located in North Miami, FL
This handsome hallmarked vintage Italian Gucci blue lacquered hinged box has a wood interior as original and four corners of brass on the top. It is a beautiful blue lacquer as origi...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Boxes

Materials

Brass

Baccello Custom Modern Modular Rosewood Drawer Units by Costantini
By Costantini
Located in New York, NY
Each one of these units are identical in shape but highlight the natural variations of the Argentine Rosewood from which they are made. Combine them to make a functional storage uni...
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2010s Argentine Modern Boxes

Materials

Rosewood

Lara Bohinc, Fortress Treasury Box, Blue Ceramic, in Stock
By Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
Lara Bohinc continues to work with ancient and futuristic forms with new fortress designs, further exploring the complex geometry of this range. The hexagonal shapes interlock and em...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

Daam Dah Triptych, a Unique Artglass Set of Three Lidded Boxes by Choi Keeryong
By Choi Keeryong
Located in London, GB
Daam Dah Triptych is a unique set of black cast glass lidded boxes with 23.5 carat gold leaf, by the South Korean artist, Choi Keeryong. When casting glass, tiny bubbles become trapp...
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2010s British Modern Boxes

Materials

Marble, Gold Leaf

Shagreen Box with Decorative Inlay, Coco Brown, in Stock
Decorative shagreen box with cream colored inlay. Designed in France. We have the shagreen box in stock.
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Modern Boxes

Materials

Shagreen

Saturn and Pluto Box, Marble and Brass, by Bohinc Studio
By Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
The box’s interlocking shapes reference this year’s exceptional planetary conjunction between Saturn and Pluto. The Saturn and Pluto box features three brass round compartments with ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Boxes

Materials

Marble, Brass

Jumbo Group/JCP Universe Sideroid Azimuth Container by Nikos Sideris and CTRLZAK
“The inhabitants Revere and preserve the things that fall from the sky” Haiku by Alistair Gentry An object of desire coming from the stars (de sidere “from the stars,” from sidus (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Brass

Gandia Blasco Fez Candle Box 1 by José A. Gandía-blasco Canales
By Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
“All the magic you need for lighting a dinner with friends, a party, your garden, a deserted beach or a romantic dinner where only moonlight could be more attractive.” - José A. Gand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Boxes

Materials

Aluminum

James Box in Ivory and Black Bone by CuratedKravet
An ivory and black striped decorative resin and bone box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Boxes

Materials

Bone

Guilherme Small Agate Box in Black and Natural Stone by CuratedKravet
A small decorative black wooden box featuring a gold plated, natural agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Boxes

Materials

Stone

Gandia Blasco Touareg Large Candle Box by Sandra Figuerola
By Sandra Figuerola, Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
"This piece, with its standard volume and geometric, universal and contemporary language, has a unity of criteria. The Farol Touareg subtly filters the light, just as the lattices th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Boxes

Materials

Aluminum

Irene Box in Ivory and Black Bone by CuratedKravet
An ivory and black decorative box made of bone and resin.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Boxes

Materials

Bone

Gandia Blasco Fez Candle Box 3 by José A. Gandía-blasco Canales
By Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
“All the magic you need for lighting a dinner with friends, a party, your garden, a deserted beach or a romantic dinner where only moonlight could be more attractive…” - José A. Gand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Boxes

Materials

Aluminum

Nuovo Box in Brass by CuratedKravet
A handmade angled brass box featuring a matte finish and a contrasting shiny nob.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Boxes

Materials

Brass

Gandia Blasco Touareg Small Candle Box by Sandra Figuerola
By Sandra Figuerola, Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
This piece, with its standard volume and geometric, universal and contemporary language, has a unity of criteria. The Farol Touareg subtly filters the light, just as the lattices tha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Boxes

Materials

Aluminum

Lottie Box in Ivory and Brown Bone by CuratedKravet
An ivory and brown decorative bone box. Features an all over playful triangular pattern.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Boxes

Materials

Bone

Gandia Blasco Fez Candle Box 4 by José A. Gandía Blasco Canales
By Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
“All the magic you need for lighting a dinner with friends, a party, your garden, a deserted beach or a romantic dinner where only moonlight could be more attractive…” - José A. Gand...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Boxes

Materials

Aluminum

Guilherme Large Agate Box in Black and Natural Stone by CuratedKravet
A large decorative black wooden box featuring a gold plated, natural agate slice. Due to the natural material of the agate slice, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Boxes

Materials

Stone

Harvey Box in Ivory and Brown by CuratedKravet
An ivory and brown decorative bone and resin box featuring contrasting stripe details.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Boxes

Materials

Resin

Gandia Blasco Fez Candle Box 2 by José A. Gandía-blasco Canales
By Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
“All the magic you need for lighting a dinner with friends, a party, your garden, a deserted beach or a romantic dinner where only moonlight could be more attractive” - José A. Gandí...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Boxes

Materials

Aluminum

Diamond Watch Winder
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
The Diamond design piece reinterprets the quintessential diamond shape throughout contemporary design, a beautiful outcome of architectural thinking with elegant faceted lines. A sin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Boxes

Materials

Copper, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Baron Jewelry Safe Mini with Brass and Steel Detail
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
The Baron jewelry safe is designed in Neo-Victorian style and inspired by the precision craft of Swiss watchmaking. It is an exceptional piece of top-notch craftsmanship and steampun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Boxes

Materials

Gold, Brass

Maitland Smith Style Dresser Top Set, Box & Two Frames Fitted Marble and Fossil
By Maitland Smith
Located in San Francisco, CA
A circa 1980s Maitland Smith style dresser top set, box and two frames. They are exactingly cut fitted marble and fossil stone pieces, placed with an artistic eye for pattern and co...
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1980s Philippine Vintage Modern Boxes

Materials

Marble

Vintage Maitland Smith Large Tessellated Stone and Brass Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful vintage tessellated pink stone lidded box by Maitland Smith is the perfect way to organize your jewelry or tidy up your coffee table in a stylish way! Details: - ...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Boxes

Materials

Stone

Vintage Maitland Smith Multicolored Tessellated Stone Box
By Maitland Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful vintage tessellated stone lidded box by Maitland Smith is the perfect way to organize your jewelry or tidy up your coffee table in a stylish way! Details: - Remov...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Boxes

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Stone

Italian 1970s Modern Marble Box
An Italian 1970s modern marble box, circa 1970s, Italy. Marble square box with lid is predominantly white with black and grey veining. Box can hold jewelry or other items and is a gr...
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1970s European Vintage Modern Boxes

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Sam Zell Survival of the Fittest Automaton Music Box 307/675, 2009
Limited 307 of 675 Sam Zell “Survival of the Fittest” Automaton Music Box featuring an animatronic music box with a 3-minute song summing up the financial year. Created by Sam Zell ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Boxes

Materials

Brass

Untitled from the Allegories and Fantasies Series
By Alvaro Barrios
Located in Miami, FL
Untitled from the Allegories and Fantasies Series Graphite and Ink drawing, thread and pearls-collage on paper in a shadow box Dimensions: 6 1/8 in H x 10 3/8 in. W x 4 5/8 in ...
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1980s Colombian Vintage Modern Boxes

Materials

Thread, Wood

Ghidini 1961 Knotted Cherry Medium Box in Brass by Nika Zupanc
By Ghidini 1961, Nika Zupanc
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Fiasco. Guilt. Fear of love. A place to hide all the things we secretly desire yet are too scared to utter. The luscious things the perfect lover knows are never to be told. She drea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes

Materials

Brass

Daam Dah 7-1, a Unique Black Glass Lidded Box with Gold Detail by Choi Keeryong
By Choi Keeryong
Located in London, GB
Daam Dah 7-1 is a unique black cast glass lidded box with 23.5 carat gold leaf, by the South Korean artist, Choi Keeryong. When casting glass, tiny bubbles become trapped within the ...
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2010s European Modern Boxes

Materials

Gold Leaf

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