A George III solid mahogany tea caddy with rope twist inlay, original pewter tea cannisters and original lock with an old key adapted to work.The top has an ogee curve around its edge with a central brass carrying handle. There is a diamond shaped bone escutcheon to the front. The top opens to reveal a central pewter mixing container with a domed lid, and on either side are the pewter tea canisters with circular lids. These are all removable and have signs of having had repairs in the past. The inside of the lid has its original pink velvet lining.Measurements: 24 cm wide, 12.7 cm deep and 14 cm high.
18th Century Tea Caddy with Pewter Canisters & Key, circa 1780
- Cleaned and restored (where necessary) to a high presentable standard. All you need to do is wipe over with a soft cloth from time to time. Occasionally use a spray furniture polish that contains bees wax, which will maintain its satin sheen. Please don’t use a silicone spray as this could be detrimental to the waxed surface.