He spent twenty-three years in exile: during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and during the Hundred Days. Born at the Palace of Versailles, King of France from April 1814 to March 1815 and again from July 1815 to September 1824. He became king with the Bourbon Restoration of the monarchy after the overthrow of Napoleon I.
He ruled a constitutional monarchy, meaning he was not the main leader of his government. This snuff box which is very old and bears his likeness in a pressed or molded manner.An unusual item, I'd say a commemorative piece marking either his ascension to the throne, or his death. It would appear perhaps the latter, studying his portraits. And it would be about right for age: 1824 or so. Notable: Louis XVIII died in the Louvre, Paris. Very good to excellent for age and type. The steam-moulded wood pulp snuff box is unique, and in fine shape for age with only a little disruption to the inner lip (see images). The outer box, closed for display, is superb. Measurements are noted on the photos, but it is more pocket snuff sized at 3 3/8 diameter. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important!
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_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Snuff Boxes". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.