The box itself is solid shell, not just shell-lined, and is in quite fine shape. You see a few lines in the top of the lid, perhaps, which are a bit of age, but are not breaks; more like scratches from use, I suppose. A bit of a mystery, since the old cover glass is undamaged and the portrait is also perfectly preserved. A nice large table snuff, it's a wonderful addition to your collection of either snuff boxes or portrait miniatures.No warping to the 2 halves, which fit nicely together. Thick and rather heavy pieces of shell, both top and bottom, and a wonderful piece. Image Hosting by Ruby Lane. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replacable.
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The item "Fine Antique French Snuff Box, HP Portrait Miniature of Beauty, Jewelry Interest" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.