An unusual  19th century mahogany coffin shaped antique snuff box / puzzle box. Image 1 shows the top sliding back and a verse saying

 

' Your a tricky chap take a pinch of snuff then find the stiff un'.

 

Image 4 snows a drawer pulling out with a carved wooden man inside,

 

 The base slides open where a small amount of snuff can be held.

These are difficult to find especially with the verse still present, sometimes the verses refer to the fact that if you take snuff you will end up in a coffin.

 

It measures 7cm l x 2cm w x 2.8cm h

 

 

 

Antique Novelty Puzzle Snuff Box - with motto & Drawer

£195.00Price
    • Opus Antiques, Devon, UK
    • Opus Antiques, Devon, UK
    • Opus Antiques, Devon, UK

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    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.


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    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532

    Antique Treen

    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.

     

    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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