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A two compartment penwork tea caddy with quirky exotic scenes depicting imagined eastern figures Circa 1830.

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Reference: TC533

Description:
TC533: A two compartment penwork tea caddy with quirky exotic scenes depicting imagined eastern figures in the land of Cathay. The cavetto  molding is decorated with repeating palmette in a fluid hand more suited to the overall design  of the caddy than the more rigid neo classical . Inside there are two lidded compartments still  retaining remnants of their original leading. The caddy retains its original hardware such as hinges lock and embossed brass ring handles in the form of baskets of flowers. circa 1830.

Origin: UK Circa: 1830 Materials: pine carcass veneered with maple or sycamore. 

Size: It measures  7.8 inches wide  by 5  inches deep and it is 5.3  inches  high: 19.8 cm wide by12.6  cm deep by 13.5 cm high.

Condition: good overall,  working lock and key,  see images.
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TC533:A two compartment penwork tea caddy with quirky exotic scenes depicting imagined eastern figures in the land of Cathay. The cavetto  molding is decorated with repeating palmette in a fluid hand more suited to the overall design  of the caddy than the more rigid neo classical . Inside there are two lidded compartments still  retaining remnants of their original leading. The caddy retains its original hardware such as hinges lock and embossed brass ring handles in the form of baskets of flowers. circa 1830. Enlarge Picture

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The caddy retains its original hardware such as hinges lock and embossed brass ring handles in the form of baskets of flowers.

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The cavetto  molding is decorated with repeating palmette in a fluid hand more suited to the overall design  of the caddy than the more rigid neo classical .

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Inside there are two lidded compartments still  retaining remnants of their original leading.

 

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 The lids have turned bone pulls. The ware of the decoration near the pull shows that the caddy had continual use. Such wear is never fakeable.  "Restoration" would destroy the history..

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The tea compartments still  retain remnants of their original leading.

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