Post-Revolutionary War to Civil War
c. 1824 MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE Portrait Snuff Box
c. 1824 Return Tour of America Period, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE Portrait Snuff Box, with Historical Inscription, “May a (grateful people) ever estimate his services. - Genl. (LaFayette),” Choice Very Fine.
Lovely original choice quality Paper Mache Snuff Box measuring 3.5” diameter with a handsome central transfer Portrait image of Lafayette, along with historical Inscription: “May a (grateful people) ever estimate his services.” As was the style in the early 1800s, this decorative Snuff Box is made of pressed, lacquered paper with a transfer image beneath the lacquer. The cover fits over the bottom and the inside of the box supplies ample room for a nice amount of snuff. This particular box has some minor expert restoration with several words lacking, including his last name, from apparent surface wear. The desirable Marquis de Lafayette portrait image is sharp. Excellent for display.