c18th george iii chippendale period mahogany tea chest or caddy

C18th George III Chippendale period mahogany tea chest or caddy.



Item Ref

ML 1610


C18th George III period Chippendale period mahogany tea chest or caddy .
Rectangular mahogany tea caddy of sarcophagus casket form raised on carved ogee- shaped bracket feet . The lid edge and canted corners inlaid with boxwood and ebony 'barber's-pole' stringing . Fitted with original rococo-design cast-brass handle to the lid ,and rococo escutcheon to the front . Veneered in mahogany onto an oak frame , constructed in the same manner as a typical larger piece of case furniture from the mid C18th .
The interior fitted with 3 individual removable canisters or tea boxes with unusual faceted 'pyramid' sliding lids . The interiors of which are lined with traces of original silvered foil. Behind the compartments is a lateral baize-lined shallow 'shelf'. Fitted with original brass hinges and an old replacement steel lock (no key).
Good grade of figured mahogany which has attained a rich patina . Historic crack to curl of veneer to one end .
H 6"
W 11"
D 6"
England c.1760
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 .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
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: ML 1610


Height = 15 cm (6")
Width = 27 cm (11")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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