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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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Decorative Book Jewelry Box 9” X 7”
Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
Decorative Book Jewelry Box 9” X 7”
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$128 Bids
Large Box Of Jewelry Gifting Boxes
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
Large Box Of Jewelry Gifting Boxes
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$204 Bids
Jewelry Box with Contents
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
Jewelry Box with Contents
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$204 Bids
Cool Gold Lacquer Jewelry Box with Contents
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
Cool Gold Lacquer Jewelry Box with Contents
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$204 Bids
Jewelry Box with Contents
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
Jewelry Box with Contents
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$153 Bids
Natural Malachite Stone Lidded Vanity Jewelry Box
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Natural Malachite Stone Lidded Vanity Jewelry Box
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Antique 19th Century Gold Gilt Brass Snuff/Jewelry Box
Mar 02, 6:00 PM EST
Antique 19th Century Gold Gilt Brass Snuff/Jewelry Box
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
A gilt cherubic themed jewellery casket (W:14.5cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A gilt cherubic themed jewellery casket (W:14.5cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD350- AUD450
AUD302 Bids
A Victorian leather covered two drawer Jewellery box 18 x 32 x 24.5 cm.
Mar 01, 10:00 AM GMT
A Victorian leather covered two drawer Jewellery box 18 x 32 x 24.5 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£41 Bid
ANTIQUE REGENCY TORTOISESHELL JEWELRY BOX
Mar 05, 6:00 PM CST
ANTIQUE REGENCY TORTOISESHELL JEWELRY BOX
by Dallas Auction Gallery
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$501 Bid
Victorian Coromandel Sliding Eight-Drawer Jewelry Box with Tiger's Eye Finial
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Victorian Coromandel Sliding Eight-Drawer Jewelry Box with Tiger's Eye Finial
by STAIR
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Rosewood Tabletop Dresser Jewelry Box
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Rosewood Tabletop Dresser Jewelry Box
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $50- $100
$101 Bid
Wooden carved jewelry box, buttons
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
Wooden carved jewelry box, buttons
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Antique English Chapman's Patented Jeweler's Box
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Antique English Chapman's Patented Jeweler's Box
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Ormolu Filigree Gold Trinket Jewelry Box w/ Cherub Angel
Feb 28, 5:00 PM EST
Ormolu Filigree Gold Trinket Jewelry Box w/ Cherub Angel
by Absolute Auction Gallery
Est: $75- $150
$301 Bid
VINTAGE MENs JEWELRY BOX - RINGS
Feb 28, 11:00 AM EST
VINTAGE MENs JEWELRY BOX - RINGS
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $25- $50
$101 Bid
VINTAGE ABALONE AND BRASS MIRRORED TRAVEL JEWELRY BOX WITH RESIN SKULL
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
VINTAGE ABALONE AND BRASS MIRRORED TRAVEL JEWELRY BOX WITH RESIN SKULL
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Vintage Wooden Jewelry Box with Duck Mallard on Top
Feb 28, 5:00 PM EST
Vintage Wooden Jewelry Box with Duck Mallard on Top
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$11 Bid
Fine Hand Engraved Sterling Hinged Lid Jewelry Box
Mar 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Fine Hand Engraved Sterling Hinged Lid Jewelry Box
by Main Auction Galleries
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Antique Wooden Inlaid Floral Detailed Jewelry Box
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Antique Wooden Inlaid Floral Detailed Jewelry Box
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
A metal inlaid Rosewood jewellery box with 3 drawers and a lifting top 31 x 38 x 24 cm.
Mar 01, 10:00 AM GMT
A metal inlaid Rosewood jewellery box with 3 drawers and a lifting top 31 x 38 x 24 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £30- £50
£251 Bid
A brass relief jewellery box (W:15cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A brass relief jewellery box (W:15cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD101 Bid
Antique box and billfold collection
Mar 07, 10:00 AM EST
Antique box and billfold collection
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Jewelry Boxes


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Auction Plus, Inc.

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Apple Tree Auction Center

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