Snuff box w/label

Object Number: 
1947.510
Date: 
1775-1825
Medium: 
Tortoise shell, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 1 x 8.9 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
typed: label adhered to back: "Snuffbox once the property of Marie Antoinette"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this patch box was said to have belonged to Marie Antoinette.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Adelaide Milton deGroot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group