Edwardian Sarcophagus Mahogany Tea Caddy
Edwardian Circa 1910 From our Tea Caddy collection, we are pleased to offer this Edwardian Sarcophagus Mahogany Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy shaped in sarcophagus form made from Mahogany with a raised convex lid and gently tapered body finished upon... Read More
With Boxwood Fan Inlays
Edwardian Circa 1910
From our Tea Caddy collection, we are pleased to offer this Edwardian Sarcophagus Mahogany Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy shaped in sarcophagus form made from Mahogany with a raised convex lid and gently tapered body finished upon a stepped plinth base. The exterior of the Tea Caddy inlaid with Boxwood framed fans with a central oval fan and four quarter fans, one to each corner. The interior of the Tea Caddy with a single lid surmounted by a turned handle covering a silver foil lining compartment. The Tea Caddy dates to the late Edwardian period circa 1910 making it a fantastic entry level Tea Caddy or additional inlay collectors piece with its unusual shape.
Edwardian the last period in British history to be named after the monarch who reigned over it. Although Edward VII reigned from 1901 to 1910, the Edwardian period is generally considered to have ended at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
Mahogany is the name given to many types of tropical hardwood and can be found in Africa, India and South America, most of which are a red-brown colour with a fine, even grain. This makes it easily workable and gives it a durable finish which attributes to its popularity with many kinds of furniture.
Boxwood “Buxus sempervirens” can be found in Europe, Northwest Africa and Southwest Asia. It is a light cream that turns darker to brown when exposed to light. The trees are very small meaning it is suited to smaller projects like edging or inlay instead of veneers.
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