An Antique Prisoner of War Snuff Shoe
An Antique Prisoner of War Snuff Shoe
An Antique Prisoner of War Snuff Shoe

An Antique Prisoner of War Snuff Shoe

c. 1780 to c. 1800 United Kingdom

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A very nice antique Prisoner of War snuff shoe box with hinged lid, heart and diamond inlay to lid and toe. Fine detailed carving to lid as well.Several of these type of snuff shoes were made at Sissinghurst Castle , where up to 3,000 French prisoners were incarcerated during the Seven Years' War (1756-63). The prisoners, imprisoned seamen, wrote home to their families, referring to Sissinghurst as Chateau de Sissinghurst; the name stuck.
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