Snuff box w/label
Tortoise shell, ivory
Overall: 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 1 x 8.9 x 2.9 cm )
typed: label adhered to back: "Snuffbox once the property of Marie Antoinette"
Oblong tortoise shell patch box with painted ends; hinged lid with carved ribs and miniature depicting seated woman and monument (mourning scene); inlaid husk band around edge of cover. Bottom of interior lined with silk.
According to the donor, this patch box was said to have belonged to Marie Antoinette.
Gift of Adelaide Milton deGroot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.