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    red tortoiseshell tea caddy

    A superb rare example of an early Dutch Tea Caddy, veneered in ebony with red Tortoiseshell panels and ivory inlay.
    The ebony lid has a tortoiseshell circle in the middle with an ivory inlaid floral design on all four edges, ivory stringing and an ornate brass ring handle.
    The front of the tea caddy has the same design as the lid with a brass escutcheon. Both sides of the tea caddy has a similar design with a square tortoiseshell panel with ivory inlaid floral design surrounded by ebony. The canted corners have a “teardrop” type design in tortoiseshell inlaid with ivory. The back has two square tortoiseshell panels with ivory stringing and ivory dots in all four corners. There is further tortoiseshell decoration with ivory stringing on the front, sides and back of the lid.

    The interior of this red Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy has two compartments for storing tea each compartment has fitted lids with brass handles.
    Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy comes with a key & non functional lock.
    Circa: 1740
    Important information below.

    If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office . Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

    Wood, Tortoiseshell, Ivory, Brass
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    Price: SOLD

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