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Antique Boxes

Ornate and unique, our range of vintage boxes at LoveAntiques are ideal to give as special gifts or as a one-of-a-kind item that you can keep and treasure. A vintage box has lots of uses, whether you use it as a memory box or just have it on display as a conversation peace, and on our website you’ll find dozens of antique boxes in different styles, spanning the past few centuries, with many rare and interesting pieces to choose from.  

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Inlaid Rosewood Writing Box made by Daltons of Regent Street c.1840 from Antique Boxes & Collectables

From THE largest selection of writing boxes available on this website. Rosewood writing box made during the very early Victoria period (possibly slightly earlier) in very fine condition. Measures approximately 12” ...
Inlaid Rosewood Writing Box made by Daltons of Regent Street c.1840 from Antique Boxes & Collectables

£325

$412 €365

“Tumbling Blocks” Box from Deviantik

A superb late 19th Century jewellery or correspondence box with inlaid parquetry top depicting the “Tumbling Blocks” design. The rest of the box is veneered in Walnut, Rosewood, Satinwood and ...
“Tumbling Blocks” Box from Deviantik

£765

$969 €858

Country House Mahogany Correspondence Letters Box from Deviantik

A substantial Correspondence or Letters post box in highly figured “wavy” and “fiddleback” mahogany. Two posting slots, and divider to centre. Possibly for use where arriving Post needs to be ...
Country House Mahogany Correspondence Letters Box from Deviantik

£245

$310 €275

William IV Rosewood Brassbound Writing Slope from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

A fine example of a 19th Century William IV antique rosewood, brassbound writing slope, with a brass top and key escutcheon and a working lock and tasselled key. Open the ...
William IV Rosewood Brassbound Writing Slope from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

£350

$443 €393

William IV Mother of Pearl Rosewood Ladies Lap Desk from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

A beautiful 19th Century William IV antique rosewood ladies lap desk with a mother of pearl inlaid leave pattern to the corners and two birds to the centre. The lap ...
William IV Mother of Pearl Rosewood Ladies Lap Desk from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

£399

$505 €448

1960s Vintage Teak Foot Stool / Sewing Box from Marylebone Antiques

A stylish and useful stool dating from the 1960’s, this has black vinyl upholstery and is in superb condition for its age, with only some extremely minor wear. The seat ...
1960s Vintage Teak Foot Stool / Sewing Box from Marylebone Antiques

£150

$190 €168

Superb Mid 19th Century French Boulle Box by Tahan, Paris from S R Thomas Antiques & Interiors

This superb mid-19th Century antique French Boulle box by Tahan, Paris features the original lock and key, and signed on the lock plate. The box measures 10 in – 25 cm ...
Superb Mid 19th Century French Boulle Box by Tahan, Paris from S R Thomas Antiques & Interiors

£2,100

$2,660 €2,356

Victorian Antique Walnut Jewellery Box from Sturmans Antiques Ltd

This is a superb Mid Victorian antique figured walnut jewellery box. Fall front with fitted top interior and single drawer to the front. Silk and velvet lined with buttoned back. ...
Victorian Antique Walnut Jewellery Box from Sturmans Antiques Ltd

£495

$627 €555

Walnut Jewellery Box from Deviantik

A late 19th Century Victorian antique dome topped jewellery box in walnut. Working lock with key. The top lifts to allow the bevelled glass doors to open and access two ...
Walnut Jewellery Box from Deviantik

£495

$627 €555

Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy from Breedon Antiques

Georgian caddy, blonde tortoise shell veneered, consider with restorations lovely small sized caddy superb proportions, length 15cm height 15cm depth 11cm, comes with key though lock is jammed.
Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy from Breedon Antiques

£975

$1,235 €1,094

19th Century French Satinwood Box from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

A beautiful 19th Century 'Sheraton style' antique satinwood box, with a bow front, a mother of pearl key escutcheon and a beautiful shell inlaid to the top. The interior has ...
19th Century French Satinwood Box from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

£210

$266 €236

Rosewood Jewellery Box c.1890 from Deviantik

A late Victorian (1890’s) jewellery box in Rosewood with Mother of Pearl inlay. Lift out tray. Concealed compartment behind “quilted” cover in lid. Working lock with key. Minor wear to ...
Rosewood Jewellery Box c.1890 from Deviantik

£525

$665 €589

Victorian Botanical Fern Painted Writing Slope from Grumbla Lane

A beautiful Victorian period wood and paper mache writing slope. Hand painted botanical fern designs with gilt highlights. The brass hinged lid opens to reveal a purple silk interior with storage compartments.
Victorian Botanical Fern Painted Writing Slope from Grumbla Lane

£375

$475 €421

Large Antique Art Nouveau Style Rectangular Silver Plated Box from Piers Rankin Antique Silver

A very large and stylish Continental Art Nouveau style antique rectangular silver plated box with a hinged lid decorated with stylised foliage pattern and completely plain body.
Large Antique Art Nouveau Style Rectangular Silver Plated Box from Piers Rankin Antique Silver

£285

$361 €320

Tea Caddy c.1860 from Anne Stroud Antiques

A superb quality brass and silver plated tea caddy. The interior having two engraved oval canisters with original key. The caddy is surrounded with high relief quality detailed scenes.
Tea Caddy c.1860 from Anne Stroud Antiques

£380

$481 €426

Jewellery Trinket Box, Liberty & Co. Tudric Pewter Hammered Cedar Lined Box c.1900 from Hodgson Antiques Limited

Offered for sale is this jewellery trinket box, Liberty & Co. tudric pewter hammered cedar lined box. Lovely condition, please see photos. Cedar lined. Measurements 4 3/4 inches x 2 1/4 ...
Jewellery Trinket Box, Liberty & Co. Tudric Pewter Hammered Cedar Lined Box c.1900 from Hodgson Antiques Limited

£165

$209 €185

Victorian Mahogany Tea Caddy, Inlaid with a Ship to the top of the Lid from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

A beautiful 19th Century Victorian antique mahogany single tea caddy, inlaid with a boxwood ship to the top of the lid, with boxwood and Harewood stringing and borders right the ...
Victorian Mahogany Tea Caddy, Inlaid with a Ship to the top of the Lid from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

£599

$759 €672

Large Georgian Bilston Enamel Trinket Box from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Rare George III Bilston enamel large trinket box with hinged lid beautifully hand painted in red with rural scenes on all sides, top and bottom and inside lid with slightly ...
Large Georgian Bilston Enamel Trinket Box from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

£425

$538 €477

Large Victorian Root Box from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Fantastic Victorian large root covered square box with deep lift off lid. and standing on short rustic feet. All in superb un-touched original condition. Stunning colour with wonderful waxed patina. ...
Large Victorian Root Box from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

£650

$823 €729

Beautifully Figured Victorian Antique Walnut Writing Slope from Driscolls Antiques Ltd

Beautifully Figured Victorian Antique Walnut Writing Slope with Decorative Brass inlay banding, this super 19th Century writing slope dates from around 1870 and is of large proportions. The interior has ...
Beautifully Figured Victorian Antique Walnut Writing Slope from Driscolls Antiques Ltd

£375

$475 €421

Superb Victorian Bombe Shaped Tea Caddy from Carse Antiques

Superb, highest quality early Victorian bombe shaped flame mahogany veneered tea caddy in untouched original condition. The shape of the caddy is gorgeous with nicely moulded top section and original ...
Superb Victorian Bombe Shaped Tea Caddy from Carse Antiques

£285

$361 €320

Antique Oak Stationery Box from Tony Youll antiques

A late Victorian oak stationary box, all restored, very practical and would make an excellent gift, with brass inlay to the top, a drawer to the bottom, and compartments for ...
Antique Oak Stationery Box from Tony Youll antiques

£145

$184 €163

George V Silver & Tortoiseshell Trinket Box from Mantiques Bazaar

A George V silver and tortoiseshell pique trinket box of oval form, blue velvet lined interior on 4 scroll legs, Maker Charles Boyton & Son, Birmingham 1912
George V Silver & Tortoiseshell Trinket Box from Mantiques Bazaar

£295

$374 €331

19th Century Brass Pipe Box / Vesta / Tobacco from Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)

An interesting 19th century brass pipe box combination with a vesta compartment and tobacco holder. Inside lid marked Evans & Cartwright. Good used condition commensurate with age.
19th Century Brass Pipe Box / Vesta / Tobacco from Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)

£135

$171 €151

Jewellery Box with Bramah Lock from Deviantik

A nice quality, neat Jewellery box covered in burgundy leather. Carrying handle. Inner tray. Working Bramah lock with key. Some marks to front, and some wear to interior, all commensurate ...
Jewellery Box with Bramah Lock from Deviantik

£165

$209 €185

Turned Maple Wood Mauclineware Ware String Holder from Robert Belcher Antiques

This rare Mauclineware round string holder is beautifully turned from maple wood. The two semi-circular halves snuggly fit together to form a sphere in which a ball of string would ...
Turned Maple Wood Mauclineware Ware String Holder from Robert Belcher Antiques

£160

$203 €179

Antique Silver & Enamel Compact, Romantic Scene from StolenAttic

An attractive antique, late 19th century, large silver and enamel compact. It is engraved with an elaborate design on the verso with a beautiful enamelled scene to the front of a ...
Antique Silver & Enamel Compact, Romantic Scene from StolenAttic

£349

$442 €391

Oak Writing Cabinet from Deviantik

A late Victorian writing and stationery cabinet, made in oak, it is fashioned in the form of a Safe, complete with brass fittings and Coat of Arms. Lock to right ...
Oak Writing Cabinet from Deviantik

£595

$754 €667

“Salvador Dali” Rosewood Box from Deviantik

A small rosewood and brass box commemorating Salvador Dali’s painting of his wife....”Galatea of the Spheres” 1952. Applied detail on one of the ends. Additional photographs and information available on request. FaceTime ...
“Salvador Dali” Rosewood Box from Deviantik

£89

$113 €100

Victorian Coromandel Lap Desk with Mother of Pearl & Abalone Inlay from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

Victorian coromandel lap desk with mother of pearl and sbalone inlay. A beautiful coromandel lap desk by “Lund of London” dating back to c.1850. The lap desk has a brass ...
Victorian Coromandel Lap Desk with Mother of Pearl & Abalone Inlay from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

£600

$760 €673

Antique Wooden Boxes to Store your Memories 

If you have some special items such as photos or memories that you want to keep close at hand, antique wooden boxes are ideal to use as memory boxes. Smaller than usual storage boxes and with beautiful designs and an elegant feel, they are great for holding memories of a loved one or a special occasion, or anything you want to keep safe. Choose an antique wooden box in a beautiful natural wood, perhaps one that is inlaid with velvet or pewter, and it’ll be the perfect place to store special things.  

Antique Boxes that were used in Everyday Life 

When you browse the range of vintage boxes on LoveAntiques, you’ll notice that our dealers often provide information about the different functions for each vintage box, as well as a little of its history. This allows you to learn more about the antique box that you are buying and really appreciate the item.  

Some of the boxes you might find in this category include: 

  • Trinket boxes – these ornate boxes used to adorn the dressers of upper-class women and are beautifully crafted items 
  • Snuff boxes – made in materials such as silver, if you are looking for a small antique box, these items are often highly decorative and sought after 
  • Jewellery boxes – many vintage wooden boxes are ideal for storing jewellery, and we often see jewellery boxes from the Georgian or Victorian eras that would make beautiful gifts 
  • Tea caddies – while they might have been utilitarian objects in their era, an antique wooden box such as a tea caddy is a sought-after item now 
  • Writing boxes – Another type of antique wooden boxes that have stood the test of time are writing boxes, where people would store their pens and stationery  

If you are looking for antique boxes for sale, UK sourced and based, then you have a great chance of finding what you want at LoveAntiques. 

Vintage Boxes from Across the Eras 

Many of the vintage boxes listed on LoveAntiques are hundreds of years old, and we also have more contemporary items from the 20th century, so you’ll notice many different eras and fashions in our range. 

Our 19th century boxes are mainly from Victorian Britain and France, with the beautiful craftsmanship and ornate designs you’d expect from this era. Our George V boxes are interesting too, with lots of silver and enamel, making them great conversation pieces. Any vintage box from these eras will have an interesting backstory. 

Art Deco boxes are popular among those who like this distinctive 1920's style, while our European antique boxes span many decades, with lots of unique pieces to discover.  

Find a One of a Kind Antique Box at LoveAntiques 

When you are shopping for antique boxes, LoveAntiques makes it easy, with lots of categories you can click on to narrow things down. From the era to the style of vintage box, if you’re looking for something in particular, you are likely to find it in seconds.  

You also get the feel of browsing an antiques shop, without leaving your home, when you visit our site. If you are searching for antique boxes for sale, UK sites are a lot more trustworthy, and LoveAntiques ensures you buy from a reputable dealer. Therefore, you can buy one of our antique boxes with confidence. 

When you are looking for a special antique box, you can browse the range using our options on the left and contact individual dealers via their listings.