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S/3965 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Snuff Rasp

A fine early 19th century French fruitwood snuff rasp, crisply carved with leafage and a heart on the front, while on the back there are two entwined hearts joined with an arrow above a plant in a jardiniere, with leaves, berries and a flower head. The interior still retains a full sized tin rasp for grating tobacco leaves into snuff. The whole has a pale colour against a darker background, and retains a good patination.

Sold 2 in. (7 cm.) Wide
1 in. (2.5 cm.) Deep
6 in. (17 cm.) High
French Circa 1820