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An interesting  C 19th oak table snuff box, believed to be made from the salvaged timbers from York Minster, after the fire, caused by arson in 1829.

This snuff box interestingly has, behind glass,  a white metal medallion of York Minster on the front with York Minster 1829 inscribed on it. The reverse of the medallion seen from the inside  of the snuff box behind amber glass, shows the choir before the fire and is inscribed 'The choir of York Minster, destroyed by fire 2nd February 1829'. 

The fire damaged and destroyed  230 feet of the choir roof, the medieval choir stalls, the organ and the pulpit. The amber glass gives the picture of the choir a glow, almost like there is a fire raging. It picks up a lot of details. A very interesting snuff box.

The box measures 8cm w x 2cm h.

Antique Table Snuff Box -York Minster salvaged timbers

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