Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Tea Caddy

GBP 1,150.00

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Object Description

A Very Attractive Late Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy, Of Elegant Sarcophagus Form, Having Domed Lid With Mother Of Pearl Inlaid Decoration, Enclosing Two Lidded Divisions, Raised On Original Turned Bun Feet.

A lovely tea caddy which is of relatively typical shape for the late regency period, but benefits from lovely figured rosewood veneers which are unusually contrasted against some attractive mother of pearl inlaid decoration.

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.

Circa 1835.

Height 6in.
Width 8.5in.
Depth 5in.

Object Details

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