Snuffbox

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1785-1820

GUSN

GUSN-4306

Description

Round box consisting of lid fitting over conforming bottom; typical glossy, painted black surface with traces of polychrome decoration on top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

snuffboxes
accessories
papier mâché
Papier Mache
SNUFFBOX

Inscription

On front: ""Danse Plamander"" (commercially available brand of snuff).

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

0.875 x 3.5 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.608AB