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Sterling Boxes: Desk Boxes

Nelson & Nelson Antiques carry an assortment of handsome sterling silver boxes and desk boxes. These antique silver boxes are the perfect addition for your home office, study, or vanity. Styles include but arent limited to Edwardian, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, and Victorian. These gorgeous sterling silver boxes and desk boxes are able to hold an array of small keepsakes and memorabilia as well as hair accessories, makeup, and small desk accessories. Available in a variety of designs, these antique silver boxes feature intricate engravings, hand-hammered details, color images, and more. Depending on the box, these unique pieces feature luxurious linings including velvet, cedar, leather, and stained wood. Some liners are detachable for easy cleaning and customization. Our collection of sterling silver boxes includes boxes from Tiffany & Co. as well as talented silversmiths in England, Italy, and the United States.
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BN946

American Midcentury Modern sterling silver box. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and gently curved. Box interior cedar lined. Cover interior gilt washed. Fully marked with no. 5 and maker’s stamp for Smith & Smith, who were active in North Attleboro, Massachusetts in the mid-twentieth century. They were taken over by Wallace in 1958. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 8 1/2 x D 3 1/4 in. Gross weight: 12 troy ounces. #BN946

Sale Price: $770.00
Listed Price $1,100.00
BN948

Smart sterling silver trinket box. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1899. Rectangular with straight sides and well-defined corners. Cover has inset beaded border. Interior gilt washed. Hallmark includes date symbol and no. 9396. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 4 x D 1 1/2 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BN948

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00
BQ788

Antique European silver keepsake box. Round with straight sides. Cover hinged and raised with tab. Coins and medallions inset to sides and cover in fluid and stylized engraved frames. Olden-days numismatics with Latin-encircled kings in periwigs and neck ruffs on obverse and coats of arms on reverse. Unmarked. Good condition with attractive period wear and rubbing.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 7 3/8 x D 7 in. Gross weight: 27.5 troy ounces. #BQ788

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BN583

Modern sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and gently curved with molded rim. Box interior cedar lined. Cover interior gilt. Hallmark includes pattern no. 19572 (first produced in 1919) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 5 3/4 x D 3 1/2 in. Gross weight: 11.8 troy ounces. #BN583

Sale Price: $906.50
Listed Price $1,295.00
BQ789

Midcentury Modern sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular with straight sides and crisp corners. Cover is hinged and flat with slight overhang. Box interior cedar lined. Austere and functional. Hallmark includes postwar pattern no. 23326 and director’s letter M (1947-56). Very good.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 5 3/4 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 13.5 troy ounces. #BQ789

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BN835

George V sterling silver box. Made by Mappin & Webb in Birmingham in 1933. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged, tabbed, and paneled with allover engine-turned wave ornament and geometric cartouche (vacant) with skyscraper crown. Box and cover interior cedar lined. Box underside leather lined. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 3 5/8 x D 3 3/8 in. Gross weight: 7.4 troy ounces. #BN835

Sale Price: $595.00
Listed Price $850.00
BQ763

Midcentury Modern sterling silver box. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and gently curved with molded rim. Box interior cedar lined. Cover interior lightly gilt. Hallmark includes no. 525 and phrase “hand made”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 9 1/4 x D 6 1/4 in. Gross weight: 32 troy ounces. #BQ763

Sale Price: $2,660.00
Listed Price $3,800.00
BQ785

Midcentury Modern sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular with straight sides and flat, slightly overhanging hinged cover. Applied to cover is shaped plaque with low-relief scene depicting two polo players in the heat of action. Box interior cedar-lined and partitioned. Hallmark includes postwar pattern no. 23369 and director’s letter M (1947-56). Very good condition with crisp corners.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 7 3/4 x D 6 5/8 in. Gross weight: 36.5 troy ounces.... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,660.00
Listed Price $3,800.00
BE288

American Modern sterling silver desk box. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover flat, hinged, and overhanging with cutout scrolled tab. Box interior cedar-lined and partitioned. Hallmarked Andrew A. Taylor, a Newark maker active ca 1930s-70s. Numbered 214. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x W 7 1/2 x D 3 3/4 in. Gross weight: 11.6 troy ounces. #BE288

Sale Price: $696.50
Listed Price $995.00
BN804

Midcentury Modern sterling silver desk box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover flat and hinged with slight overhang. Box interior cedar lined. Hallmark includes postwar pattern no. 23325. Great condition with crisp corners.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 4 1/4 x D 3 3/8 in. Gross weight: 10 troy ounces. #BN804

Sale Price: $875.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
BN712

Edwardian sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular with hinged cover. Acid-etched Neoclassical ornament including fans, dentil, beribboned garlands, and paterae on sides and cover. Cover has central oval cartouche (vacant). Box interior cedar lined. Cover interior gilt-washed. Hallmark includes pattern no. 18310F (first produced in 1912) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Fine condition with crisp definition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 6 1/4 x D 4 in. Gross weight:... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BN800

American Edwardian sterling silver box with hunt motif. Rectangular with straight sides and hinged cover. On cover is dense tableaux with hounds in pursuit followed by a mounted hunter who looks back at another wielding a whip. Box interior cedar-lined and partitioned. Cover interior gilt-washed. Hallmarked McChesney, a Newark maker active in the 1920s. Numbered N228/157. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 7 5/8 x D 3 1/2 in. Gross weight: 17.3 troy ounces. #BN800

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
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