London, South Kensington
3 July 2002
A French straw work snuff box, 18th century
of circular form, the cover depicting a marquetry scene of a courting couple -- 2 3/8in. (6cm.) diameter
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It is interesting to note the garishly bright colours of the interior of the box, which having been protected from the atmosphere, give an insight to how vivid the colours must have been when the box was new.
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