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S/4873 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Mahogany Snuff Shoe

A rare lady's small mahogany snuff shoe, extensively decorated with brass pique, including the underside, which has a protruding heel. The separate sliding lid is also decorated with pique S scrolls. Small snuff shoes or boxes were used by ladies and were easily concealed. The whole has an excellent rich colour and patination.

Sold 3 in. (9 cm.) Wide
1 in. (3 cm.) Deep
1 in. (4.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1820