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Snuff boxes sum up unusual appeal

Four unusual collections caught the eye, if not always the cash, at Woolley & Wallis.

Intricately carved by French craftsmen in the late 18th-early 19th centuries were some 70 snuff boxes, pomanders and trinket boxes made from coquilla nuts. The dense shells of the Brazil palm oil nuts make them suitable for turning on lathes.

Offered in 33 lots at Salisbury pitched in two and low-three figures, top-seller was a 3in (7.5cm) long snuff box, carved as a bearded soldier holding a goblet. With a hinged lid in the form of his pack, it sold to a collector just under top estimate at £190.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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