A very early George II/III mahogany veneered tea caddy in good restored condition. Has its original tin canisters with brass tops which is an absolute rarity. In the vast majority of tea caddies of this age, the tin canisters are long gone (with the exception of the other Georgian tea caddy I have for sale - at the time of writing this). The lock and key are also original and are in working order. However the keep is unfortunately broken, and so the bit has nothing to locate onto.The top has a central brass swan neck handle and to the front of the lock, is the original brass escutcheon. The top opens to reveal the three tin canisters with the brass tops that have been nicely shaped and moulded. The inside of the lid has been given a new green felt lining which replicates the original one that was worn and damaged. The base has also had a new green hessian lining.Cleaned, and given a light French polishing with a coat of bees wax on top. It has had some restoration to the veneer and is again in good presentable condition.Measurements: 21cm wide, 13cm deep and12.7 cm high.
George II/III Tea Caddy with original Tin Canisters & Key, circa 1760
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.