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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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Bernstein-Schmuckschatulle Königsberg
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Est: £50- £75
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MAGNIFICENT RUSSIAN MALACHITE & BRONZE JEWELRY BOX, 19TH C.
May 24, 1:30 PM PDT
MAGNIFICENT RUSSIAN MALACHITE & BRONZE JEWELRY BOX, 19TH C.
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $8,000- $12,000
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Est: £50- £75
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Bibi Hilton's Lot of (3) Bejeweled Egg Music/Jewelry Boxes
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Est: $0- $0
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French Blue Antique Opaline Clam Shell Jewel Box
May 29, 12:00 PM EDT
French Blue Antique Opaline Clam Shell Jewel Box
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Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
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May 23, 1:00 PM AEST
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Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD202 Bids
Bibi Hilton's Lot of (3) Bejeweled Egg Music/Jewelry Boxes
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Bibi Hilton's Lot of (3) Bejeweled Egg Music/Jewelry Boxes
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Est: $0- $0
$602 Bids
Six Antique Ring Boxes (6)
May 23, 11:00 AM BST
Six Antique Ring Boxes (6)
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£402 Bids
Five Antique Jewellery Boxes including Mappin & Webb, England
May 29, 11:00 AM AEST
Five Antique Jewellery Boxes including Mappin & Webb, England
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD80
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Artisan 3 Drawer Wooden Jewelry Box
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Artisan 3 Drawer Wooden Jewelry Box
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
R & Y Augousti Shagreen Box
Jun 05, 11:00 AM EDT
R & Y Augousti Shagreen Box
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
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Large Chapman Pagoda Form Art Deco Revival Jewelry Box
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Large Chapman Pagoda Form Art Deco Revival Jewelry Box
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
A German silver jewellery casket, 800/000 (1888-present), H 6 - W 14 - D 10 cm, weight: 362 g
May 30, 10:00 AM CEST
A German silver jewellery casket, 800/000 (1888-present), H 6 - W 14 - D 10 cm, weight: 362 g
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €400- €600
€3501 Bid
A Leather Travelling Jewellery Box with a Bramah Lock and Key and fitted interior. 20.5cm x 15cm x
May 23, 11:00 AM BST
A Leather Travelling Jewellery Box with a Bramah Lock and Key and fitted interior. 20.5cm x 15cm x
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £80- £120
£401 Bid
1893 World's Fair 3 REVERSE PAINTED JEWELERY BOX
Jun 15, 10:00 AM EDT
1893 World's Fair 3 REVERSE PAINTED JEWELERY BOX
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Twelve Antique Jewellery Boxes. (12)
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by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£101 Bid
Two Memorex slim color jewel cases 100pk
May 26, 9:00 AM MST
Two Memorex slim color jewel cases 100pk
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Fancy Victorian sterling silver jewelry box with cupids
Jun 09, 10:00 AM CDT
Fancy Victorian sterling silver jewelry box with cupids
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
Spanish Gothic Revival Gilt Bronze Jewelry Box
Jun 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Spanish Gothic Revival Gilt Bronze Jewelry Box
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $300- $500
$1001 Bid
Men's Bone Jewelry Box with Wooden Inlay LOT 164
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Men's Bone Jewelry Box with Wooden Inlay LOT 164
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
A Gargiulo & Jannuzzi Lacquered Burl Box, Italy
Jun 12, 10:00 AM EDT
A Gargiulo & Jannuzzi Lacquered Burl Box, Italy
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$11 Bid

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