The 10 Best Treasure Chests

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in July of 2020. Evoking pirates and the high seas, these treasure chests may not be filled with gold doubloons, but they do provide a unique storage place for your treasured items. From collectible, intricately carved trinket and jewelry boxes to large linen chests, they are as versatile as they are ornate, and the ones in this ranking were chosen for their individual styling and usefulness. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Novica Colonial

2. Nautical Cove Storage Box

3. PRH Vintage Trinket Case

Editor's Notes

August 07, 2020:

Treasure chests filled with pirate treasures do exist, however, they are not as common as Hollywood would have us believe. Storage chests, on the other hand, have been around since Egyptian times at least, and were even included in their ceremonial burial practices, and had intricate carving, inlaid jewels, and metal gilding. The traditional style that comes to mind, with a curved lid, was more a matter of practicality and was thus designed to allow water to run off its top. Additionally, a leather, waxed, or oiled covering was used to preserve the wood. Nowadays chests are still a popular furniture item in homes and, depending on their size, make good collectibles, jewelry boxes, keepsake boxes, linen boxes and can even be repurposed as coffee tables, not to mention the excitement they can evoke in a child's mind.

Due to their artistic nature, treasure chests make ideal gifts for young and old alike. The DeLeon Collections Trinket Box and the Ebros Gift Caribbean particularly stand out as they are small intricately made boxes with pirate-themed motifs that are sure to delight children and enthusiastic collectors. The WaaHome Pirate Box, similarly, will capture the imagination of young ones, and comes with a treasure map, gold coins, and a skull and crossbones ring. Midsize chests are perfect for holding a whole array of personal items, and work well as jewelry boxes. The Wooden Stash Box and the Nautical Cove Keepsake Box both have masculine elements and would look good on a nightstand as a handy place to keep keys, wallets, and pocket change. The PRH Vintage Trinket Case and the NOVICA Colonial are both hand-made to a very high standard, using the finest hardwoods, and as such will provide a suitable home for your most valuable possessions. The largest chests selected for this ranking are the Nautical Cove Storage Box and the Hurrise Vintage. These are well made and extremely versatile, and will make an eye-catching addition to any decor.

Special Honors

Scaramanga This British leather and vintage furniture supplier hand-selects authentic pieces from around the world which are then hand-restored by expert craftsmen and carpenters. They have over 500 chests in all shapes and sizes, colors, and varieties of wood. Visit their website to take a look at what's on offer.

4. Nautical Cove Keepsake Box

5. Hurrise Vintage

6. DeLeon Collections Trinket Box

7. WaaHome Pirate Box

8. Vintiquewise Small Chest

9. Ebros Gift Caribbean

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10. Wooden Stash Box

Chris Gillespie
Last updated by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.

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