Rare Regency sterling silver double-compartment, gilt-lined snuff box with monogram. Maker Matthew Linwood, Birmingham, c1807. A double snuff box such as this is very rare and its curved shape fits very nicely in the hand or in the pocket. In beautiful condition for age - the top compartment closes snugly but the lower compartment has a looser fit. Approximate measurements are length 2.75 ins (7cm), width 1.57 ins (4cm), height 0.80 ins (2cm). Weight 68 grams. This item can be seen in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 181.