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A Mid 19th century Continental Straw work single tea caddy Circa 1850

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Reference: TC119

Description:
A Mid 19th century Continental Straw work single  tea caddy

Origin: Continental Europe

Circa: 1850

Materials: Split straw on a pine carcass. 

Size: It measures  5.5 inches wide  by   5.5 inches deep and it is  4.9 inches  high: 14 cm wide by 14 cm deep by 4.9 cm high.

Condition: good over all but some losses as is usual in such a fragile material.

 

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The top has a depiction of a wreath of roses in micro- mosaic of cut straw. The sides are decorated with panels of straw parquetry.

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On account of the fragile nature of the material it is unreasonable to expect to find these boxes in perfect condition.  These wonderful boxes have a great period look and are well worth treasuring and enjoying for their sheer beauty.

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The front and sides have the straw laid out in a parquetry pattern. 

The patterns are formed by juxtaposing the pieces of straw to catch the light.

 

Detail of the embossed gilded brass escutcheon.

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 The underside is also covered in split straw.

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The top has a depiction of a wreath of roses in micro- mosaic of cut straw.

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