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Group of Nine 19th Century Inlaid Snuff Boxes
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Description

British/American, most of rectangular form with inlaid ebonized wood and ivory in geometric patterns, some with tortoiseshell accents, one with inlaid agate panel, 3/4 x 2-5/8 x 1-1/4 in. to 1 x 4 x 1-7/8 in. Note: From a private collection representing 18th and 19th century tea caddies and boxes of various designs from America, Britain, Asia and Europe.

Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado

Note: ?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Condition

surface scratches and bumps throughout, a few minor chips and losses to inlay, some surface dirt accretion; three examples with warping to lids (one will not open, one does not close completely, and one does not close completely and has a break at two hinges); one example with two cracks at sides

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Group of Nine 19th Century Inlaid Snuff Boxes

Estimate $500 - $700
Feb 05, 2022
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Starting Price $250
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0414: Group of Nine 19th Century Inlaid Snuff Boxes

Sold for $1,200
15 Bids
Est. $500 - $700Starting Price $250
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Feb 05, 2022 9:00 AM EST
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Lot 0414 Details

Description
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British/American, most of rectangular form with inlaid ebonized wood and ivory in geometric patterns, some with tortoiseshell accents, one with inlaid agate panel, 3/4 x 2-5/8 x 1-1/4 in. to 1 x 4 x 1-7/8 in. Note: From a private collection representing 18th and 19th century tea caddies and boxes of various designs from America, Britain, Asia and Europe.

Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado

Note: ?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Condition
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<p>surface scratches and bumps throughout, a few minor chips and losses to inlay, some surface dirt accretion; three examples with warping to lids (one will not open, one does not close completely, and one does not close completely and has a break at two hinges); one example with two cracks at sides</p>

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