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Antique Tea Chest

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Reference
500417TPCE
Height
23 cm (9")
Width
35 cm (13 3/4")
Depth
17 cm (6 3/4")
Eye-catching and extremely rare Regency Tea Chest made of solid Cuban Mahogany by Robert Wright, Bond Street, Hull.

The magnificent bombe shaped tea chest has a pagoda top with radiating starburst design and elegant gadrooned sides with moulding surrounding the base. It stands on four pressed brass lion pad feet, has ornate brass handles and escutcheon. Lifting the tea chest lid reveals its cut glass sugar bowl flanked by two removable hinged lidded tea caddies with small finger tab cut-outs to aid lifting. The front edge is stamped with a rare Cabinet Makers mark which reads: "R. Wright Bond Street Hull"

This wonderful tea chest comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key. The key must be turned clockwise to unlock.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this, our items come with 14 day no-quibble money-back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
23 cm (9")
Width
35 cm (13 3/4")
Depth
17 cm (6 3/4")
Period
Regency
Year
1814 – 1834
Medium
Mahogany, Brass, Glass
Country
United Kingdom
Signed
Wright, Robert (1814–34)
Literature
Dictionary of British and Irish Furniture Makers, 1500-1914. Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840
Condition
The back right handside of hinge has an old circular repair. Left hand brass plate has a tiny piece missing. Please don't let these little imperfections put you off this magnificent rare Tea Chest.