A rare Dutch hourglass shaped original inlayed mahogany theestoof (tea stove)
Second half 19th Century
It is rare to find this type of tea stove’s still with the original brass kettle and copper and brass charcoal burner.
This type of tea stove was used to bring the hot water from the kitchen to the drawing room, where the lady of the house was sitting and preparing and mixing the tea in a Chinese porcelain tea pot.
The tea stove was standing beside her and she could use the tea stove when she wanted it.
total height till top of kettle 60cm
diameter 35cm in excellent original condition