A superb large eye catching mahogany twin canister tea caddy in very good condition. Unspoilt patina with even colour and grain. No shrinkage splits. Side hoop handles. The lid closes perfectly square on the original hinges. Original lock (key for decorative purposes only). The original velvet lining to the lid interior is in fine condition. The base section comprises of the original two removable mahogany canisters, both in very good condition, with hinged tops and slight remains of the original foil lining. The bowl to the centre is possibly a replacement though the slight wear to the base of the storage section does seem to correspond with the bowl base suggesting that the bowl has been married to the caddy for quite a long period of time. Without doubt it is antique and of very good quality, is very thick glass, very heavy and is totally free of any chips or fractures. It is of course the style of the exterior that makes this caddy such an attractive piece be that as a standalone item or within a collection, the convex curves of the style ensures that it contrasts well with the more standard rectangular caddies. Recommended!!
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