Georgian Paper Scroll Tea Caddy
Framed In Boxwood From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this exceptional Georgian Paper Scroll Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy of elongated hexagonal shape framed in boxwood with alternating stringing of Boxwood and Ebony finished with framed... Read More
Rare Example with Glazed Panels
Framed In Boxwood
From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this exceptional Georgian Paper Scroll Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy of elongated hexagonal shape framed in boxwood with alternating stringing of Boxwood and Ebony finished with framed ebony glazed panels housing the fine paper scrollwork decoration. The front of the Tea Caddy features a central scene with floral decoration between two panels featuring coloured silk classical scenes. The rear of the tea caddy features a further vibrant blossoming flower panel and two panels with wheat ears stemming from a bow. Across the top of each panel is a smaller window with similar scenes and a central scene to the front with the letters DR. The top of the Tea Caddy is decorated with a large paper scroll panel protected by further glazing and surmounted with a small loop carry handle. The inside of the Tea Caddy is lined in pink paper with two floating lids surmounted by turned handles. 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.
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.
Ebony is often almost completely black with very little visible grain often with a subtle red/purple hue. This wood is very expensive due to the slow-growing trees which can often be gnarly affecting the yield of straight workable wood. Most ebonies are very dense making work with hand tools very difficult and can quickly clunt cutting tools. This density however offers an excellent finish on turned items.
Paper Scrollwork (Quilling) is the art of rolling, shaping, and glueing paper that results in creating a unified, decorative design. The name quilling is thought to come from the origin of the art when birds’ feathers or quills were used to coil the strips of paper around.
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