Weekly Favorites: Art Nouveau Objects of Affection

The sweetest collections are often petite, and tug at the heart, like these Antique Art Nouveau Jewlery Caskets do. Lovingly and quite avidly collected, each is a tiny masterpiece.

These boxes are from the Art Nouveau period, which spanned just 20 years, between 1890 to 1910. How sweet are these?

Although they may look like brass, they are actually usually made of molded pot metal, then gilt covered either with a gold wash, or gold plating.

Inside, they were often lined in softest silk, although these days to find one with the original silk lining is rare as they shred over the last 100 years {and expect to pay a premium for those!}

Here in the United States, many of these boxes were made right after the Civil War by companies in New England. They were quite a well appreciated gift for a lady love. The boxes range in size from 1`1/2″ x 2″ to about 5~1/2″ x 6″ at most. Collectors expect to pay up to $365.00 for a wonderfully pristine box, which makes these petite treasures an affordable vice!

I am thrilled to be able to offer a small selection of these boxes which I was privileged to purchase from a collector. See them Here

If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.

4 thoughts on “Weekly Favorites: Art Nouveau Objects of Affection”

  1. Sandra

    These are so lovely, Lidy. I love your eye, there is always something new and exciting to discover at FRenchGardenHouse. Eyeing one of these sweeties for my birthday, hint hint to my family. Hope you have a fun weekend.

  2. Olivia

    So pretty. I love the ones with the roses, but the box with the faces is so unusual. These are just adorable, what I wouldn’t give for a little collection of these. Thanks so much for the chairs, they are just perfect. (why I can’t buy the boxes right now, I bought your sterling bracelet, can’t wait to get it) Olivia

    1. I think you chose the perfect bracelet, Olivia, how often does one find an antique with your own initial on it? Let me know if you love it as much as I do. 🙂

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