Fine English Regency serpentine front tortoiseshell tea caddy with panels of mother of pearl and abalone; silver escutcheon; ball form coquilla nut feet; having two interior compartments with tortoiseshell lids, which appear to retain remnants of the original tea pewter lining. Circa 1820.
(Minor repairs to the tortoise.
English Regency tortoise tea caddy with pewter stringing and serpentine front with pagoda-form lid opening to an interior with two compartments with shell veneered lids, the whole raised on stained squashed ball feet.
6.75 x 4.5x 5.
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Exceptional English Regency tea chest in rosewood with brass inlay, feet and carrying handles and retaining its original cut crystal caddies and sugar bowl and its tooled leather lining and tufted felt under the lid. Circa 1810. (minor chip to sugar bowl, 1 stopper)
See Antique Boxes by Clarke and OKelly, fig. 355 for a similar example.
Small English Regency blonde tortoise shell tea caddy with pewter stringing; rectangular with stepped lid inlaid with a mother-of-pearl floral spray, opening to two lidded shell veneered compartments and the whole raised on brass ball feet. Circa 1800-1820.