A nice old Georgian mahogany tea caddy with crossbanding and boxwood stringing to the outer edges. Original brass lock which has had a new key cut for it, to stop your servants pinching the tea!It has an oval drop ring copper handle to the top which opens to reveal two divisions which have mahogany lids with small round bone knobs. The lids are designed to rest on the top of the tea as opposed to sitting on top of supports, which was occasionally the preferred option. The inside of the caddies have remnants of the original silvered lining. The inside of the lid has a dark pink waxed paper lining and the key hole has a dark wood diamond shaped escutcheon. New green hessian lining to the base.Cleaned, re-waxed and polished. I overall very good antique condition.Measurements: 21.6 cm wide, 12 cm deep and 12.5 cm high.
Georgian Tea Caddy of Rectangular form with Crossbanding & Key, circa 1820
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.