Vintage and Antique Boxes

According to Merriam-Webster, a “trinket” is “a thing of little value,” which is odd when you consider the rich profusion of boxes designed to store them. There are porcelain trinket boxes, as well as lacquered ones from Russia to Japan. Some boxes are made of papier-mâché, sterling silver, or wood, and many are admired for their surface decorations, as in the enameled trinket boxes of 18th-century England. Some of the earliest wood boxes...Continue Reading