A very appealing early Victorian sarcophagus shaped, quarter sawn oak veneered tea caddy, with original lock and working key.The brass hinged top opens to reveal two divisions for keeping tea. The inside of the top has a foil lining which looks to have been recently restored. The two compartments have never had a lining. There are turned oak handles on either side, a plinth around the base, and it sits on four turned oak feet.It has been carefully cleaned, button polished and re-waxed and is in excellent condition. The way the grain of the oak maintains its flow from the top, though to the main body of the caddy, is particularly attractive, and it has achieved a good mature colour.Measurements: 26 cm wide (from handle to handle), 12.8 cm deep and 16.5 cm high.
Early Victorian Sarcophagus Shaped Oak Tea Caddy with Key, circa 1840
Cleaned and restored to a high standard. All you need to do is wipe over with a soft cloth from time to time. You can 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.