An altogether superior quality William IV sarcophagus shaped, flamed mahogany veneered tea caddy with gadrooned borders, original cut glass mixing bowl, lock and key.One of the best examples of a tea caddy from this period, I have seen! The appealing design is easily matched with the quality of construction and the use of the finest materials: The gadrooned borders complement the carrying handles and bun feet. The flamed mahogany veneer used, is quite exceptional. The top lifts to reveal the central glass mixing bowl in its central reservoir, flanked either side with the removable tea cannisters that have brass hinged opening lids. The mixing bowl is in perfect condition without any cracks or chips, as far as I can see. The inside of the lid has its original red material lining with gold tasel-like decoration.Lightly cleaned, re-waxed and polished, I could go into raptures about its aesthetic appeal and condition, but I'll just let the photos do that for me. An absolute gem!Measurements: 35 cm wide, 16.5 cm wide and 19 cm high.
William IV Tea Caddy with Mixing Bowl and Key, circa 1835
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.