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Collecting Small Antique Boxes
Posted by Gamal Amer on
Ever walk into an antique shop or through a flea market and wonder why so many small boxes? Ever say to yourself those are really neat and I wonder what they are? Well, boxes have always had their charm and small antique boxes with original artwork are widely sought after collectibles. N. Schiffer, who recently published the book Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies & Society, 1700-1880; in May 2003 writes, “The box represents great temptation. "Open me" it says, and humans cannot resist the invitation; its charm is overwhelming.” This article discusses collecting such treasures, the market conditions, prices, and...