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Antique Octagonal Sycamore Tea Caddy

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Reference
329193 - ACE
Height
12.5 cm (5")
Width
15.5 cm (6")
Depth
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Antique harewood octagonal tea caddy with tulipwood edging and inlaid oval medallions containing tea plants.

The interior of this charming Georgian harewood tea caddy features a mahogany floating lid with brass handle, still has traces of its original foil lining, comes with a fully working lock & tasselled key.

The purpose of a floating lid is so it sits on the tea to keep it fresh.

Sycamore, also known as Harewood is a member of the Maple family, found in Europe. It is light yellow in colour and is often a very clean wood, with a straight, fine grain.

The wood is often pippy. However, these pips are usually a very similar colour to the rest of the wood making them hardly visible.

Mark Goodger Antiques are passionate about tea caddies and are the UK's pre-eminent and leading antique box specialists. Tea Caddies are noted for the variety of different shapes and sizes made using exotic woods, tortoiseshell, ivory, horn and shagreen. They make a wonderful decorative and functional heirloom in any modern or traditional home.
Height
12.5 cm (5")
Width
15.5 cm (6")
Depth
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Year
c. 1785
Medium
Wood
Country
United Kingdom