Snuffbox

Object Number: 
1976.17
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Wood, metal, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 9.2 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: paper label: "Snuff box was owned by Mr. James Willet-born in New York City-1769, Died 1847" and it was given to the society by his great-great- grandson," Reverend J. Chase Willet
Description: 
Rectangular box with eclipse profile made of figured wood, lid has inlaid mother-of-pearl oval and painted leaves on flower, and is hinged with metal pin to box and lined with resin.
Gallery Label: 
This snuffbox was owned by James Willner (1769-1847), and was given to the society by his great-great grandson, Reverend J. Chase Willner.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Reverend J. Chase Willet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group