An absolutely immaculate Regency burr walnut veneered tea caddy of rectangular form, with boxwood stringing to the edges. Has what appears to be the original cut glass mixing bowl and original lock and key.It has a central rectangular copper handle on the top - this lifts to reveal its very appealing interior, consisting of a central cut glass mixing bowl within its own reservoir, flanked either side with its removable tea canisters, made from mahogany with burr walnut veneered tops with brass hinged oval raised lids, again strung with boxwood. The mixing bowl has a very small chip to the base, but is otherwise in perfect condition. The interior of the lid has its original deep maroon waxed paper lining which is replicated in the central area where the mixing bowl sits. Has been fitted with a new green baize lining to the base.Carefully cleaned, re-waxed and polished. Wonderful colour and patination to the burr walnut veneer - the photos speak for themselves! It is in overall terrific condition and remains the top quality tea caddy it always was, when first made in the 1820's.Measurements: 30.5 cm wide, 15 cm deep and 15 cm high.
Regency Burr Walnut Tea Caddy with Mixing Bowl and Key, circa 1825
Cleaned and restored (where necessary) to a high 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.