Precious Little Boxes - 3


Edwardian Scottish Round Pillbox of Banded Agate in Browns and Creams (LEO Design)


The round shape of this Edwardian Scottish agate pillbox gives it a Georgian sensibility.  (It is also quite Modernist, too.)  Rondels of banded agate—in coffee browns, tans and whites—are bevelled and set within the silver-plated structure of the box.  The spontaneous (and uncontrolled) striations in the stone juxtapose beautifully with the simple, almost clinical sensibility of the metalwork.  Use a box like this to hold pills, conceal jewelry (like cufflinks or an engagement ring), or to present the house key to a new homeowner.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248