Small Antique Domed Top Penwork Sewing Box, having a hooped handle above a domed lid decorated with a scene of abby ruins, canted sides, and a front panel with scrolled, foliate decoration. Circa 1800, probably English. (overall scratches)
4" tall without the handle, 6 1/4" with it up, 5 3/8 " deep and 5 1/2 "wide not including the handle ...click for details
Rare American Federal Tea Caddy in mahogany, of bombe form having a stepped sloping lid with patterned inlay opening to a interior with later fabric lining; the body with satinwood banding, shield shaped escutcheon and later brass feet. Circa 1790, probably New England.
Fine English Chippendale bombe-form tea chest in nicely figured mahogany veneer over deal, the stepped rectangular lid with brass carrying handle. Circa 1760. (key). (See Clark and O’Kelly, “Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies and Society”, Figure 304 for a related example.)
Two Antique English papier mâché shoe form match safes (or ‘vesta case’), one with hand painted decoration with a butterfly, the other with inlaid piqué work, oval hinged lid, and ‘strike’ on bottom of shoe. Circa 1870.
Rare English Regency pressed tortoiseshell tea caddy with engraved mother-of-pearl floral and leaf swags, silver plated ball form feet and two interior compartments with tortoiseshell lids which appear to retain remnants of the original tea pewter lining. Circa 1800-1820. (Minor repairs to the tortoise, replaced hinges)
Rare antique tabletop dumbwaiter in mahogany, having three circular moulded edge graduated tiers supported by ring turned pillars and circular stepped base. English or American, late 18th/early 19th century.
This form is usually a free standing piece of dining room furniture that was placed next to the host's chair and carried desserts, silver, cheeses, drinks and glasses. The servants could then be excused and y ...click for details