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Souvenir of Old York Minster

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A turned oak snuffbox made of timber from York Minster, an image of the burning building, date of the incident and perhaps the owner this box engraved onto a disc of ivory inlaid the centre of the lid.

3.5 inches diameter x 1.25 inches 

An accidental fire in 1840 left the nave, south west tower and south aisle roofless and blackened shells. The cathedral slumped deeply into debt and in the 1850s services were suspended. From 1858 Augustus Duncombe worked successfully to revive the cathedral.

 

Item Code: 3487

£ 380

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