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Antique, used and pre-owned, with some light signs of age and use. Please see the full item

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03 Feb, 2014 17:06:14 GMT
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Seller notes: Antique, used and pre-owned, with some light signs of age and use. Please see the full item description below and view photographs provided.
Product: Boxes Age: 1800-1849
Product Sub-Type: Snuff Box Original/Repro: Original
Sub-Type: Treen Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
Style/ Period: Victorian

Fine Quality


 Carved & Turned

Snuff Box.


Absolutely superb quality 19th Century treen snuff box,

 beautifully hand carved with exceptional attention to detail,

with a wonderful pair of entwined snakes

 meticulously & skilfully carved in deep relief,

within a delicate & fine border pattern.

(please see pics.)


Beautiful original colour, patination & finish.

(please see pics.)


 Excellent quality carving & an absolutely superb example.

The depth & intricacy of the two snakes is breathtaking,

with every twist & turn individually carved out & pierced

in the finest of detail.

(please see pics.& detail # 4 & 6)

From above there is a beautiful symmetry to the two, 

classically this symbolises a "lover's knot"


 amazingly the entire lid is carved from a single piece of wood! 

(please see pics.# 1, 4 & 5)

The delicate & fine nature of the carved border pattern

 is certainly worth a closer look too,

 it is exceptionally fine ~ carved in relief with tiny intricate little foliate swags. 

(please see pics.)

Excellent construction with a deep turned interior 

good tight seal.

Plain to the underside.

(please see pic.# 11)

 Beautiful shape & form, 

with truly outstanding quality carving


a superb ergonomic shape. 

(please see pics.)




 3.5 inches wide x 1.5 inches tall

(8.5cm wide x 4cm tall)



Totally original, fresh to the market & exactly as we found it.

No cracks, chips, holes or restoration.

Antique, used & pre-owned,

with some light signs of age & use, as you would expect.

(Please see pics.)

Some light rubbing & extremely minor marks to the surface in parts,

but very minor indeed & it is excellent for it's age.

(please see pics.)

Some very light & minor surface marks & light scratches to the underside.

(Please see pic.# 11)

Slight & minor grain shake within the wood grain on the lid towards the edge,

this naturally occurred in the tree when growing & is not a fault in the box,

but it is worthy of drawing to your attention.

(Please see pics. & detail # 4)

The box lid interior has a small grain indent & stain to one edge,

again within the timber itself, very minor 

all mentioned purely for accuracy only.

(Please see pic. # 10 & 12)

Ever so slight staining & minor marks to the interior, but incredibly minor.

(Please see pic. # 10 & 12)

Otherwise it is very good throughout,

is a very fine example, with exceptional carving


it displays absolutely beautifully.

(Please see all 12 photographs provided, that show the exact item condition.)

 A stunning antique carved snuff box,

that would grace any collection


Please read carefully before bidding

 We are a professional full time business with over 25 years experience in the field of antiques & interiors.

All of our items are antique, pre-owned & vintage,therefore show some signs of age & use.

We prefer payment via Paypal & this will also speed up dispatch for you.

All our packages are sent via a Signed-for service, this includes all International packages. 

We always retain proof of postage for all of our items.

Some postal costs may include a very small percentage for packaging materials to ensure the safe delivery of all your items.

We use quality professional packaging materials,

including large air seal bubblewrap for extra safety & all parcels are clearly marked Fragile.

We will gladly combine the postage for you on multiple purchases where possible.

We post items very quickly following receipt of payment

& we will also contact you to confirm the item has been dispatched for you.

Please make your payment within 4 days of the auction ending. Quick payment results in quick dispatch.

 Unpaid items will automatically be re-listed after this time

& the non-paying buyer immediately reported to ebay for non-payment.

Only bid if you agree to the terms listed,

by placing a bid, you are committing to buy the item should you win.

Always contact us through our ebay message service for a prompt reply.

We will gladly assist with any questions that you have about our listings

& if you require further information on an item, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We value our customers very highly & offer a fast, efficient & professional service.

If for any reason you feel we have not provided a 5* service

 in each DSR catagory when leaving feedback, please let us know.

Thank you very much indeed for your interest in this item


 the very best of luck if you choose to bid.


On 27-Jan-14 at 17:29:59 GMT, seller added the following information:

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