A Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with hinged top and bun feet. The caddy is beautifully decorated with gadrooned borders, mother-of-pearl inlays with a deer, birds and floral motifs.
Interior with two rectangular lidded compartments and a central compartment holding a glass mixing bowl. The original lock is present, but no key.
During this period, tea was an expensive commodity, and was stored in a locked box to keep away from the household staff.
In good used condition, some loss to the mother-of-pearl inlays and dry cracks consistent with age and use. See images for own impression.
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- Boîte à thé
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - quelques usures et tâches dues à l’âge