Circa 1820, exhibition quality George IV mahogany sarcophagus tea caddy. The wonderful flame mahogany top has carved flowers and fruits in the centre and a beaded fore edge. This opens to reveal a fitted interior of three lidded sections, each framed in a tropical hardwood and with stylish flush knob handles in the centre. The lids lift off to show the original zinc lined interior. On the front of the caddy is a small mother of pearl escutcheon in the form of a heraldic shield. At the sides are large ring handles held in position by small brackets which have carving similar to the knobs inside. At the base the beaded moulding is repeated and there is a very unusual apron of arches all the way around.
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