I've developed quite a penchant for antique snuff boxes in all of their glorious variety, and especially love those shaped like little shoes. I was super excited to find this one, which is both gorgeous and unusual, composed by joining halves of two different woods, and with the snuff box housed not in the cavity of the shoe, as is typically the case, but instead in the heel. Pretty cool!
Made of fruit woods I believe, the box is in very good shape, with some dark stains and a couple of very small nicks and on the blonde side. The heel requires a little pressure at first to open (it sticks a bit, but then slides open smoothly. 5 1/8" long x 1 1/2" wide x 2 7/8" tall.