A superior quality William IV flamed mahogany veneered sarcophagus tea caddy with removable tea canisters, with the original cut glass mixing bowl and original brass lock that has a new working key.The rectangular apex of the lid has egg and dart moulding around its perimeter. It has a floral shaped wooden carrying handle at each end and the same timber moulding is replicated around the perimeter of the base. It sits on four fabulous fluted wooden feet. The brass hinged top opens to reveal the central glass mixing bowl, which has a star cut base and is in perfect condition. It sits in its central, navy blue lined velvet reservoir and on either side are the tea canisters, with flamed mahogany brass hinged lids. The inside of the lid has the same blue velvet lining which continues the floral theme in a subtle impressed flower pattern.It has beened cleaned and given a coat of bees wax over the original French polished finish. It has had some minor resoration to the veneer over the years and is in overall exceptional condition, with good colour and patination.Measurements: 36 cm wide, 17.7 cm deep and 20 cm high.
William IV Sarcophagus Tea Caddy with Mixing Bowl & Key, circa 1830
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.