late c18th george iii period mahogany inlaid tea caddy

Late C18th George III period mahogany inlaid tea caddy.



Item Ref

MLCA 159


Late C18th George III period mahogany inlaid tea caddy . Single-sized mahogany caddy with box-wood strung edges and front and lid inlaid with sycamore oval medallions with floral inlay . The interior fitted with original lid and knob . Original lock and hinges . Lacks key . Nice gently faded patina.
The term caddy derives from the Chinese word "Kati" which was the measure of weight used in the tea industry .
W 4.5"
H 4.5"
D 3.5"
England c.1790
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: MLCA 159


Height = 11.43 cm (5")
Width = 11.43 cm (5")
Depth = 8.89 cm (4")

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