Georgian Conch Shell Tea Caddy
George III Circa 1790 From our Tea Caddy collection, we are pleased to offer this Georgian Conch Shell Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy of square shape made Mahogany, edged in Boxwood with framed panels of Tulipwood cross banding. The Tea... Read More
Single Tea Caddy
George III Circa 1790
From our Tea Caddy collection, we are pleased to offer this Georgian Conch Shell Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy of square shape made Mahogany, edged in Boxwood with framed panels of Tulipwood cross banding. The Tea caddy finished to the exterior with two large oval cartouches both outlined in Boxwood with large Conch shell inlays to the centre. When opening the caddy original traces of the silver foil lining can be seen around a floating lid with turned handle. The Tea Caddy dates to the late 18th century Georgian period during the reign of George III Circa 1790.
The Tea Caddy comes complete with a working lock and tasselled key.
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.
Tulipwood is also known as Brazilian Tulipwood, Brazilian Pinkwood and Bahia Rosewood. It is found in South America, mainly Brazil. The colour is a warm yellow with streaks or brown-red grain.
Boxwood 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, which is suited to smaller projects like edging or inlay instead of veneers.
Georgian era was a period in British history dating from 1714-1837, the Georgian era after the Hanoverian kings George I, George II, George III and George IV.
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