This snuff box precedes the Smiths of Mauchline (1810) as the base is decorated with pen and ink geometric design, later automated. Finishes such as this are mentioned in the Trachtenberg reference pages 80/81. Pinto refers to the hand drawn pictures on pages 78-81 of “Tunbridge & Scottish Souvenir Woodware”. The picture on the lid is of a one horse chaise, a seated lady in bonnet, and gentleman standing. the horse being held by the groom. It is dated to about 1800.