A good looking Regency mahogany two section tea caddy with boxwood stringing to the edges, decorative shell motif, brass lion drop ring handles, shield shaped bone escutcheon and original working lock and key. Circa 1820.The top opens to reveal the two sections for green and for red tea, each having mahogany lids with small turned ebony handles. The insides are lined with faux lead which was usually the case for caddies of this age. much of the lining has worn away which is also to be expected. The inside of the main lid has also the same lining, as has the underside of one of the compartment lids, the other one strangely hasn't, although the lids look identical. Maybe one of the apprentices was rather remiss!Cleaned. re-waxed and polished. The base has been given a new green hessian lining. In excellent overall condition.
Measurements: 23 cm wide, 11.7 cm deep and 13.2 cm high.
Regency two section Tea Caddy with Shell Motif & 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.