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.
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.
Rare Small Regency Playing Card Box in Rosewood with extensive brass inlay having a rectangular lid opening to a divided interior with two fabric lined wells and retaining the tool leather and fabric decoration under the lid. The sides have brass lions head handles and the box is raised on brass paw form feet.
English, Circa 1820.
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
Antique French Satinwood Casket with Cut Steel Pins on an undulating top. The steel was cut to imitate precious stones and was very labor intensive. It was popular from the late 18th to the early 19th century. The box has accents of ebony stringing with the grain of the satinwood emphasizing the wave form shape.
Victorian English Papier Mâché Tea Caddy, with an undulating shape that demonstrates the malleability of the material; decorated with gilt vines and swags, painted flowers and inlaid with mother-of-pearl; having two lidded compartments for tea and an opening for a sugar bowl (missing).
Fine Anglo-Indian Carved Sandalwood Jewelry Box, having a stepped, hinged lid opening to a later velvet lined interior; all sides decorated with carved peacock panels and the stepped base with openwork carved skirt and paw form feet. Mysore or Canara Province, circa 1900.*
Antique English papier mâche lap desk in black lacquer decorated with gilt stencil and inlaid with abalone shell, having a shaped top opening to a fitted interior with writing slope and wells for pens and inkwell. Circa 1860.
Large Georgian Tea Chest in nicely figured mahogany; rectangular with quarter column corners, having a stepped lid surmounted by a brass carrying handle and opening to a fitted interior retainiing two tin tea caddies and a sugar box and the whole raised on ogee bracket feet. English, Circa1780.