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Papier Mache Snuff Box with Landing of Lafayette Engraving

Auction:
2482
Lot:
268
Sold for:
$385$325

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Papier Mache Snuff Box with Landing of Lafayette Engraving, France, c. 1820, circular black-painted snuff box with circular engraving of the New York Battery on the lid, with printed caption below "Landing of Gen'l La Fayette At The Castle Garden New York, 16th August 1824, Dep.e'd la D," enclosed with a leaf and berry border, dia. 3 3/8 in.
Estimate $300-500

Darkened and yellowed varnish.

Keywords

France, Engraving, Fayette, Snuff, Tobacco

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