Early nineteenth century carved boot snuff box


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Early nineteenth century carved boot snuff box.

This finely carved snuff box in the form of a boot dates from the early part of the nineteenth century. Boxes of this kind were particular favourites of both ladies and gentlemen of the period and the fashion for them lasted well into the reign of Queen Victoria. This example is particularly rare, as its detatchable lid is still present, though the wood has shrunk with age making it a somewhat loose fit. It is beautifully carved, showing both the laces and decorative leatherwork.

This rare carved boot snuff box stands 7cm high, is 7cm long and 2.2cm at its widest point. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing wear appropriate to its age. It has a fine patina. It has no damage and no restoration.