A Very Attractive George III Period Tea Caddy, Of Rectangular Oblong Form, Having Rich, Well Figured Satinwood Veneers And Charming Inlaid Decoration To Front And Hinged Lid, Enclosing Two Section Lidded Interior.
A very attractive satinwood tea caddy, dating to the sheraton period at end of the 18th century, it remains in excellent condition and has clearly been well looked after over the years. The inlaid decoration is an excellent feature and really adds to the item, along with the choice of well figured satinwood veneers.
It also remains in good condition and has clearly been well loved throughout the years of its life.
Tea was a precious commodity throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and the purpose of a tea caddy was not just to preserve the and extend the life of the precious tea leaves, but also to enable the owner to lock away those aforementioned valuable tea leaves, keeping them safe from the house staffs potential wandering hands.
This tea caddy comes with a fully functioning lock and key, plus has been cleaned and traditionally waxed polished by our highly skilled and well trained specialist antique furniture restorers in our workshops before being offered for sale.