A delightful mid 19th century golden burr walnut veneered dome topped tea caddy with cut glass mixing bowl and original lock and key. Also accompanied by a pair of Georgian silver sugar tongs which were inside one of the tea canisters - a nice surprise!It has a small brass escutcheon and a brass hinged lid which opens to reveal the mixing bowl which is housed within its own reservoir. It has a star cut bottom with no chips, although there is a small hairline crack in the base that can be seen when held up to the light. On either side, are the removable tea canisters that have burr walnut domed brass hinged lids. The inside of the dome top is also veneered in burr walnut. The base has been given a new green baize lining. The silver sugar tongs were made by London silversmith William Troby, who was first registered in March, 1812. They have pierced decoration with scallop shaped ends, 13.5 cm long and weigh 40 grams. I thought they might as remain with the tea caddy, as they might miss each other if I sold them separately.Cleaned, re-waxed and polished. There has been some minor restoration to the veneer at the back and it is again in great condition with lovely colour and patination.Measurements: 31 cm wide, 15.6 cm deep and 18.5 cm high.
Mid 19th C, Burr Walnut dome topped Tea Caddy with Georgian Silver Sugar Tongs
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.