Leather snuff box

Snuff is sensitive to moisture so the most important feature of a  snuff box is that its lid fits tightly.  During the late 1700s a Scot, James Sandy, designed a wooden box with a hinge made of rollers that extended from the back and lid of the box and were attached to a central rod.  Called Laurencekirk boxes after the village where Sandy lived, his snuffboxes were very popular and frequently copied.
Object no :
DMSW109a-c
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unknown
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Accession number :
DUMFM:0206.32
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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