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Jewelry Boxes

Jewelry boxes were an essential accouterment of the ancient world among aristocratic classes. These jewelry boxes, or "jewelry caskets" as they were known, were crucial for the storage of baubles, but over time these vessels became equally decorative. Some boxes were crafted with precious metals while others were adorned with inlaid gems, all to reflect the luxury the container’s contents.

As time progressed, the art of the jewelry box became increasingly important, particularly as the box became part of the presentation of a gifted piece of jewelry. The 16th-century English King Henry VII, for example, was known for his penchant for lavish jewelry boxes, bedecked with sparkling gems and lined with the most luxurious velvet. This elegance continued over subsequent generations, and, though few boxes created in recent centuries come encrusted with gems, they nevertheless maintain a tradition of refinement and elegance.

Made from materials like inlaid wood to precious porcelain, antique and vintage jewelry boxes today come in a remarkable range of styles and can be acquired for a healthy range of price points.

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SILVER JEWELLERY BOX
Oct 06, 9:00 AM AEST
SILVER JEWELLERY BOX
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD406 Bids
24K Gold Plated French Provincial Jewelry Chest
Oct 09, 10:00 AM MST
24K Gold Plated French Provincial Jewelry Chest
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
David Linley Wood Leather Jewelry Box and Frame
Oct 26, 12:00 PM EDT
David Linley Wood Leather Jewelry Box and Frame
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Carved Hinged Lid Jewelry Box
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Carved Hinged Lid Jewelry Box
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$12 Bids
Reuge Swiss Musical Jewelry Box, Memories
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Reuge Swiss Musical Jewelry Box, Memories
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$32 Bids
Continental-Style Hinged Jewelry Box
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
Continental-Style Hinged Jewelry Box
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
Antique French Sterling Silver Hinged Jewelry Case
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique French Sterling Silver Hinged Jewelry Case
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $25- $200
$251 Bid
Vintage Italian Reverse Painted Glass & Wood Jewelry Box
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Italian Reverse Painted Glass & Wood Jewelry Box
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Green Marbled Onyx Hinged Jewelry Casket Box
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Green Marbled Onyx Hinged Jewelry Casket Box
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$11 Bid
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ORIENTAL JEWELLERY BOX
Oct 06, 9:00 AM AEST
ORIENTAL JEWELLERY BOX
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
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ARMAND AMERICAN HORSE NICKEL SILVER JEWELRY BOX
Nov 06, 9:00 AM MST
ARMAND AMERICAN HORSE NICKEL SILVER JEWELRY BOX
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
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BOX OF JEWELLERY BOXES ETC INCLUDING HIDDEN LOCK BOX + WOODEN PICTURE
Oct 06, 9:00 AM AEST
BOX OF JEWELLERY BOXES ETC INCLUDING HIDDEN LOCK BOX + WOODEN PICTURE
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD20- AUD50
AUD201 Bid
Antique Silver Plated Velvet Lined Jewelry Box
Oct 09, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Silver Plated Velvet Lined Jewelry Box
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
French Gilt Art Nouveau Nude Bronze Jewel Box
Oct 22, 2:00 PM EDT
French Gilt Art Nouveau Nude Bronze Jewel Box
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $500- $900
$4400 Bids
Mosaic Jeweled Trinket Jewel Box Egg
Oct 22, 2:00 PM EDT
Mosaic Jeweled Trinket Jewel Box Egg
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $100- $200
$800 Bids
Victorian Style Gilt Porcelain Jewel Box Casket
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
Victorian Style Gilt Porcelain Jewel Box Casket
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $150- $250
$750 Bids
Silber Schmuckdose / A silver jewellery box, Synyer & Beddoes, Birmingham, 1916
Oct 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Silber Schmuckdose / A silver jewellery box, Synyer & Beddoes, Birmingham, 1916
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €70- €140
€700 Bids
BABY ANGEL CHERUBIM BRONZE JEWELRY BOX URN
Oct 12, 10:00 PM EDT
BABY ANGEL CHERUBIM BRONZE JEWELRY BOX URN
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $650- $950
$3500 Bids
Inlaid Wood Italian Love Story Jewelry Music Box
Nov 05, 2:00 PM EDT
Inlaid Wood Italian Love Story Jewelry Music Box
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Antique Art Nouveau Gilt Metal Roses Jewel Box
Nov 05, 2:00 PM EDT
Antique Art Nouveau Gilt Metal Roses Jewel Box
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $75- $150
$500 Bids
Enameled Scene Trinket Jewel Box
Nov 05, 2:00 PM EDT
Enameled Scene Trinket Jewel Box
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$300 Bids
Amazing Grace Wooden Photo Music, Jewel Box
Nov 05, 2:00 PM EDT
Amazing Grace Wooden Photo Music, Jewel Box
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $75- $150
$500 Bids
Large Hand-made Humidor Treasure Chest
Nov 05, 2:00 PM EDT
Large Hand-made Humidor Treasure Chest
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $200- $400
$1800 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Jewelry Boxes


Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

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Designer Homes of Central Florida

Akiba Antiques

Akiba Antiques