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Details about  STUNNING ANTIQUE EARLY 19C CARVED COQUILLA NUT SNUFF BOX NAPOLEON TREEN NR

STUNNING ANTIQUE EARLY 19C CARVED COQUILLA NUT SNUFF BOX NAPOLEON TREEN NR See original listing
STUNNING-ANTIQUE-EARLY-19C-CARVED-COQUILLA-NUT-SNUFF-BOX-NAPOLEON-TREEN-NR
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Item condition:
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Good overall condition. Some very good restoration to the hinge area. The lid doesn't close tightly

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Ended:
03 Feb, 2014 18:04:20 GMT
Winning bid:
£749.00
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Postage:
£5.10 Standard Delivery | See details
Item location:
London, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
360844799843
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
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Item specifics

Seller notes: Good overall condition. Some very good restoration to the hinge area. The lid doesn't close tightly due to warping. Some splitting to the nut in one or two areas. Please view photos below.
Product:

Boxes

Style/ Period:

Georgian

Primary Material:

Wood/ Woodenware

Age:

1800-1849

Sub-Type:

Coquilla Nut

Original/Repro:

Original

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STUNNING ANTIQUE EARLY 19C CARVED COQUILLA NUT SNUFF BOX with a GREAT STORY!!!


I will be selling a good number of interesting antiques over two days (adding pieces on Friday 24th) including Tribal art, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and European antiques. PLEASE NOTE: This auction is in GB Pounds Sterling.

This is one of several fine antiques with a link to Napoleon that I am selling this week so please view my other auctions including two further coquilla snuffs. This is a deeply carved coquilla nut snuff box with complex carving to all parts of the box. I think the reverse gives a clue as to the story of this entire box - clearly it references Napoleon's campaign in Egypt (he stands in front of the pyramids) and at this same time he was having an affair with a lady named Pauline Foures, the wife of a junior officer in his army so I wonder, if instead of the lid being carved with Napoleon and Josephine as we might imagine it is actually carved with Napoleon, Pauline Foures and the junior officer. Clearly this would be a far more interesting story to tell on a snuff box made only a few years later. The head of the box is carved in typical bugbear manner and the eyes still have their original blue glass. All in all it is a great piece and I am selling it at a low start price and with no reserve. Please note I have taken photos both with and without flash.

It is my policy not to end standard auctions early with a 'buy it now' and at the end of an auction I will not make second chance offers. Please read down the entire listing for Dimensions, Condition, Postage & Payment Details - most of the information you will need is here on this page but please get in touch if you don't find what you are looking for.



Condition & Dimensions



Good overall condition. Some very good restoration to the hinge area. The lid doesn't close tightly due to warping. Some splitting to the nut in one or two areas. Please view photos below.

It is about 3" / 7.6cms long.



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Postage & Packing



For your peace of mind and mine items will be sent fully insured. I will be posting from WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY to MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY so please make payment as early as possible, ideally within 3 working days. PLEASE be a little patient with the post - I will get them posted asap but I work on my own, have a large amount to post and I do pack carefully. I also post in the order that things are paid for.

Any delays by the postal services either at my end or abroad are rarely my fault. I always post out at the latest 3 working days after receiving cleared payment but sometimes an item is slowed up by a backlog of post or delayed whilst being processed through customs. To give you an idea it generally takes about 3-7 working days within Europe and 9 - 14 working days to the U.S. / rest of the world. If speed is of the essence then I can use a courier (DHL / FEDEX etc.) but prices for couriers start at around £30 / £40GBP for the very smallest object and VERY quickly escalate depending on size, weight and destination. Please note also that there was a considerable hike in postage prices by the Royal Mail last year. I add on very little, often not enough to cover the packaging materials, so the price I quote really is as fair as possible.



UK: 1st Class Recorded Delivery (insured to £50 only): £5.10 GBP.

UK: Special Delivery: £7.95 GBP.

Europe: Royal Mail Signed For Airmail: £12.40. This figure includes £2.60 for insurance over £50 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country).

U.S. and Rest Of World: Royal Mail Signed For Airmail: £13.40 GBP. This figure includes £2.60 for insurance over £50 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country) and insurance. Please do not ask me to falsify customs documents, thank you.



***Any import duties or taxes applicable are payable by the Buyer. Please enquire with postage queries, requirements or any other questions you may have prior to bidding.***

Where possible I will of course combine shipping for multiple purchases (however if, for example, you win a walking stick and a box of some description this wouldn't be very practical!).



Payment Details (Important: Please Read)



UK: PayPal.


Rest Of The World: PayPal only.


In the event of a recorded/traceable and insured item going missing in the post I will do everything in my power (provide proof of postage and evidence of value, etc.) to assist in obtaining a full refund from the postal service involved.





***Finally, thank you for taking a look at my auction and please have a look at the other antiques I am auctioning this week including several excellent tribal clubs; a good Fijian ula of typical form; a good Zulu prestige knobkerrie / staff and headrest; a fine old Native American Indian (Northwest Coast) carved wooden totem pole; some superb Napoleonic snuff boxes including carved coquilla nut examples; two pair of Ottoman hamam bath shoes; a rare Nias Island figure; several good 18th and 19th Century netsuke; a fine Chinese bronze censer with Xuande mark and an excellent Chinese jade lidded vase with swing handle; and many more interesting antiques from around the world.***


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We all make mistakes so if I have missed something or simply got it wrong I will accept returns for items that do not comform to the item description. Please study description and photos carefully and please take into account that most of what I sell is antique and so will show signs of wear / use. Buyer to pay return shipping cost and item must be returned in condition it was sent.

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