French - Snuff Box and Lid, 18th century

French

Snuff Box, 18th century

Lacquered wood (vernis martin), 9.6 x 7.2 x 4.9 cm (3 3/4 x 2 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Accession number

U18e92.a-b

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner's husband John L. Gardner, Jr. (1837-1898) through the dealer Doll & Richards, Boston on 24 December 1880 for $45.


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.