Trinket boxes are a popular item among collectors today. Seasoned collectors are constantly looking for vintage boxes that come with a slice of history or simply one that emanates exquisite beauty and aesthetic appeal.
These boxes come in a wide range of types and styles. Historically, they were put to use by women to hide their precious keepsakes. Considering that these boxes have been around for generations, collectors today find deep value in investing in them.
Here are a few reasons why trinket boxes make for such a viable collectible item-
These boxes boast of a rich and colorful history that goes back hundreds of years. Victorian boxes were considered extremely fashionable in the 19th century during the reign of Queen Victoria of England. Furthermore, it has been found that these keepsake boxes go back by a few generations even before her time.
During the late 17th century, women in France used were popularly known to put Limoges Trinket boxes to use. However, the exact time these boxes gained popularity is still unknown. French women used these boxes to store silk patches. The Faberge egg box that originated in the 19th century is one of the most popular among collectors.
While these boxes are easily available, pursuing a specific pattern, style or box from a specific era can be quite thrilling for avid collectors. The exciting part of creating a significant collection is the search one needs to go through my visiting antique stores and participating in auctions. The process of developing a collection can be as challenging or as easy as you want it to be.
The beauty of these boxes is owed to their small size. These boxes come with minute detailing that represents a unique beauty. This is especially true for boxes from the Victorian era that comes with tiny figurines on top of the boxes. The beauty of these boxes is further enhanced by the materials used to create it along with the use of baubles and jewels to embellish them.
Considering that these boxes were originally used to store smaller items, it still offers the same functionality for collectors who want to put these boxes to good use. Besides being exquisite collector items, they also make elegant gifting items at weddings, baptisms, engagements and birthdays. Furthermore, what better gifts to get a collector than a keepsake box?
For beginners, there are a number of styles, shapes, sizes, colors and themes to choose from. Select by picking a theme that is relatively easy to find or something that you relate to individually. Finally, make sure you look out for the mark of originality while looking for authentic boxes for your collection.
by Marina Chernyak
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H: 2.25" W: 1.75" L: 2.25"