The Allure of Antique Boxes

The Allure of Antique Boxes

An intriguing blend of artistry and practicality, these versatile remnants of times past have been sought after for centuries as trusted repositories for everything from tea to trinkets. Whether clad simply in unadorned wood or embellished with inlaid mother-of-pearl designs, they pique our curiosity about what lies within.

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  1. Ah, I remember this issue very well and this article was of particular delight !

    I also have a small collection of mahogany boxes – mostly with ash inlay work. Nothing to the level of those pictured above, but they add so much charm and warmth to my home. Not to mention, a great way to store small items which don’t get lost or disturbed .

    God bless !

    Brandon Hartford
    Te Deum Cottage

  2. Collecting Boxes is one of my many hobbies. I relate it to the many times my family moved when I was a child. No matter how much “Stuff” we had, it was always moved because it was special to us and the way we could stay connected to old friends, past homes and neighborhood and relatives. As a result, I have developed a program about my favorite boxes and how they became special.

  3. I have a collection of boxes that I use for practical purposes. They are wonderful at hiding items that are often used, but not a pleasure to see. I have these beautiful boxes all over my home, whereverI have things that I need to use but that I want to keep hidden; Phone chargers, remote controls etc in the living room, feminine products in the restroom, make up supplies on the counter. Their uses are endless


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