England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy

Period: ca. 1820

England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
England, Regency mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood tea caddy
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Article code16-4903
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. In good used condition, some loss to the mother-of-pearl inlays and dry cracks consistent with age and use.

During this period, tea was an expensive commodity, and was stored in a locked box to keep away from the household staff.
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