Charming Regency 19th Century Mahogany Tea Caddy Miniature Sideboard (England, circa 1830)

£3,250.00
Charming Regency 19th Century Mahogany Tea Caddy Miniature Sideboard

Charming Regency 19th Century Mahogany Tea Caddy Miniature Sideboard (England, circa 1830)

£3,250.00
A delightful and rare early 19th century mahogany tea
Caddy in the form of a miniature pedestal sideboard
Having well figured and crossbanded hinged top over
Concealed removable tea canisters raised on
Original plinth base

(This rare, elegant and very collectable tea caddy takes
the form of a miniature pedestal sideboard with a hinged
lid concealing two small wooden dowels which lock into
place the concealed tea canisters. Tea was of course a
most precious commodity in the q8th and 19th centuries
and the wealthy of the time were always looking for novel
and ingenious way to lock their expensive tea leaves away
from any potential wandering hands. Well what better way
than to place it in an article that at first glance appears not
to even be something which is used for the storage of tea.
As you would expect the item is excellent quality throughout
and constructed beautifully. The overall condition is excellent.
it comes supplied with fully working lock and key.)
Stock Code1657
Height 10.50 inch (26.67 cm)
Width 15.00 inch (38.10 cm)
Depth 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
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