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S/4425 Antique Treen 19th Century Walnut Decorated Pique Snuff Shoe

A lovely walnut extensively decorated pique snuff shoe, having a brass hinged lid with a flower within a rope twist border, that has a bone inset front piece. The sides are most unusual and depict a bird sitting on a branch. The toe has a flower head and intricate leaf work and it has a protruding heel. The underside, including the sole, has extensive pique decoration. The whole has a good rich colour and patination.

Sold 4 in. (11.5 cm.) Wide
1 in. (2.5 cm.) Deep
1 in. (4.5 cm.) High
French Circa 1840