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JW TUFTS Silver Plated Footed Box?

Posted by saintroad (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 17, 11 at 12:47

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. :)

3"x3.25"x3.5" (LxWxH)

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!


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RE: JW TUFTS Silver Plated Footed Box?

OOOH!!!!! Cute!!
Linda C

RE: JW TUFTS Silver Plated Footed Box?

Verrrrrry Nice! Lindac's probably right about the toothpicks.

RE: JW TUFTS Silver Plated Footed Box?


I wonder what something like this might be worth.

RE: JW TUFTS Silver Plated Footed Box?

In the right auction of toothpick holders with well heeled collectors....couple hundred...quick sale....maybe $50.

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