A fine Regency rosewood veneered tea caddy with glass mixing bowl and original lock and key.To the front of the keyhole is a circular mother of pearl escutcheon. The top lifts to reveal a central reservoir containing the glass mixing bowl, flanked either side by removable tea containers with brass hinged lids. The inside of the top has a rosewood veneer and the caddy sits on four flattened bun feet.Cleaned, re-waxed and polished. the mixing bowl is in good condition apart from a small chip in the base. There are a couple of shrinkage cracks to the base, which can only be seen on the underside. The veneer is in excellent condition and has had no restoration.Measurements: 33.5cm wide, 18cm deep and 20 cm high.
Regency Sarcophagus shaped Tea Caddy with Mixing Bowl & Key, circa1825
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.