Price

£995.00

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A very attractive George III period satinbirch wood tea caddy with elegant specimen wood parquetry inlaid decoration to top and further Tunbridge Ware inlaid decoration throughout, having gouble lidded interior. 

This is a lovely, attractive design and remains in excellent condition. The parquetry and tunbridge ware decorations would both have taken an extremely skilled craftsman to execute and the satin birch veneers are also particularly nice adding a real soft, mellow colour to the piece.

It comes with a fully functioning lock and key, plus the caddy has been cleaned and traditionally wax polished in our workshops before being offered for sale. 

Tea was of course a very precious commodity throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and the purpose of a tea caddy was not just to preserve and extend the life of the precious tea leaves, but also to enable the owner to lock away those aforementioned valuable tea leaves and therefore keep it away from the potential wandering hands of any staff.

Circa 1800.

Height 4.5in.
Width 8.25in.
Depth 5.25in.

Price

£995.00

Stock number

8781

The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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