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Snuffbox with lid

Snuffbox with lid
Snuffbox with lid
ca. 1815-1824
Wood, brass, glass
Overall: 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 5.4 cm )
Circular wooden snuffbox with glass enclosed brass medallion on lid; medallion bears a portrait of Louis XVIII in high relief.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
inscribed: on medallion: "LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE" typed: label affixed to inside of lid "1105/French"; affixed to bottom: "153"
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group