Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box

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.

Erotic French Pressed Burr Maple Snuff Box

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enquiries@finch-and-co.co.uk