JW TUFTS Silver Plated Footed Box?
Hello to the glorious Antique forum!
I picked up this little silver plated double hinged lid JW Tufts box yesterday and was intrigued by the quality and detail of the simple aesthetic-movement piece. As shown, the bottom reveals a 1878 PATENT date for something associated with its design (double hinged?)
It has a green velvet type of lining inside. I have never seen such an item, but I am a novice collector so that in itself is not surprising. :)
I know it probably not worth much of anything, but I was curious about its intended usage and any further details on the item.
Thank you for sharing your insight & expertise!