Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box
Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box
Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box
Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box
Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box

Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box

1800 to 1900 France

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A Superb Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box
The lid with a titled view of the ‘Colonne de la Place Vendome’. The interior of the base with a turned and threaded tortoiseshell liner revealing a concealed miniature painting on ivory of an amourous couple
Fine original condition
Circa 1810 – 1820

Size: 9cm dia., 2cm high – 3½ ins dia., ¾ ins high
These boxes made from burr maple or sometimes birch were first turned to a solid block of the required size and thickness and then steamed and impressed with a design from medal dies. After hardening, a horizontal saw cut was made through the block, the two layers recessed to form a box and lid, and then lined with tortoiseshell. A very rare few of these boxes have secret compartments concealed in the base, some contain a profile of Napoleon and some like this one an erotic scene.
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Burr Walnut, Ivory, Gold and Tortoiseshell
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