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Snuffbox with lid

Object Number: 
INV.7664ab
Date: 
ca. 1815-1824
Medium: 
Wood, brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on medallion: "LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE" typed: label affixed to inside of lid "1105/French"; affixed to bottom: "153"
Description: 
Circular wooden snuffbox with glass enclosed brass medallion on lid; medallion bears a portrait of Louis XVIII in high relief.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group