snuff box antique

chippercricketFebruary 8, 2012

i have a snuff box, i thought i could post pics, but i dont think i can

My Mom is 73, and the box belongs to her Grandfather. I think it is made from mahogany, still is full of snuff, and it has a bronze looking decorative inlay.

It must be from the 1800s

Anyone have a clue

Thanks

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lindac

Read the directions at the top of the page......that will tell you how to post a picture.
How do you know it's a snuff box and not a tea box?
Linda C

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 10:09AM
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jemdandy

Contents this old probably no longer emits anything you can smell, but you can try. Take a small pinch of the contents and crush between your finger tips while holding under your nose. If it smells like tobacco, then it is snuff or pipe tobacco; If it smells like tea, then it is tea. If the box has a second compartment suitable for holding matches, it could be a box for pipe tobacco. If it has only one compartment, then it could have been used for pipe tobacco, snuff, or tea. A century ago, sugar was also served at meals in small closed containers.

Since it belonged to grandfather and not grandmother, I'm betting on pipe tobacco.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2012 at 12:38AM
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bulldinkie

My hubby collects tobbacco tins the metal ones you slide in pocket ,some of them are pretty valuable

    Bookmark   February 11, 2012 at 11:51AM
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