A very appealing mid 19th century sarcophagus shaped, two division rosewood veneered tea caddy with mother of pearl inlay and original lock and key.
The top has a pattern of mother of pearl circles, joined together with mother of pearl stringing. There is also a circular mother of pearl escutcheon. The top opens, revealing the two divisions with wooden lids that have small ebonised turned wooden knobs. The inside of the caddies have the remnants of the original lead lining. The inside of the lid is lined with a waxed paper that is navy blue, patterned with tiny gold stars. It sits on four wooden bun feet.
It has been cleaned, re-waxed and polished and is excellent condition.
Measurements: 20 cm wide, 11.8 cm deep and 12 cm high.
Mid-19th Century Sarcophagus shaped Rosewood, Mother of Pearl inlayed Tea Caddy.
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.