A mahogany snuff shoe box with brass pique decoration to front, sides , sole and lid which is dated 1864. One raised pin to lid to help slide the box open.
These small boxes were carried around, many in pockets carrying snuff. The lid slides across to access the snuff when required. The design of the snuff shoe boxes tended to follow the fashion of the shoes.
It measures 9cm in length x 3cm h x 3cm d.