A very appealing Regency flame mahogany veneered sarcophagus tea caddy with glass mixing bowl, original lock and old key adapted to work, circa 1825.
It has a turned wooden carrying knob at either end, and a nicely shaped brass escutcheon. The top opens to reveal the mixing bowl that sits within its central reservoir, with the compartments for tea on either side. these have mahogany lids with round ebonised knobs. The mixing bowl looks to be the original one, from the size and style, basically in good condition albeit for a small chip in the underneath of the base and a small I cm smooth patch on the side, which looks like someone's rubs some initials out. The tea compartments still have a few remnants of their original foil lining. The inside of the lid is typically lined with red waxed paper and it stands on four wooden bun feet.
Cleaned, re-waxed and polished. It has had a few minor veneer repairs and is again in really good presentable condition with an exceptionally good grain pattern to the flame mahogany.
Measurements: 33 cm wide, 16.5 cm deep and 17.5 cm high.

Regency Sarcophagus Tea Caddy with Mixing Bowl & Key

  • 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.