A Masonic treen rosewood boot snuff box, 19th century, decorated with stump work Masonic emblems, interior with skull and crossbones

Rosewood Snuff Boxes

Price guide to antique rosewood snuff boxes. 

All genuine rosewoods belong to the genus Dalbergia. The preeminent rosewood appreciated in the Western world is the wood of Dalbergia nigra. It is best known as Brazilian rosewood, but also as Bahia rosewood. This wood has a strong sweet smell, which persists for many years, explaining the name rosewood.

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THE CELEBRATED KING FAROUK MAGICIAN BOX A SUPERB FOUR COLOR GOLD AND MUSICAL AUTOMATON MAGICIAN SNUFF BOX

Musical Snuff Boxes

Price guide to musical snuff boxes. Musical snuff boxes were also known as carillons à musique.  The World Carillon Federation defines a carillon as “A musical instrument composed of tuned bronze bells which are played from a baton keyboard.

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