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.)
George II Tea Caddy with Hidden Drawer; rectangular with stepped hinged top surmounted by a brass carrying handle, brass escutcheon and sliding side panel revealing a hidden drawer (slight warp to lid). Circa 1740.
One of the rarest of this form of tea caddy, the concealed drawer would have held your silver teaspoons.
Exceptional English Colonial Traveling Box in solid calamander (or coromandel) wood; having rectangular top opening to an interior fitted with a hinged lid and silver mounts and a swing out side pen & ink drawer.
Circa 1835,probably Anglo-Indian (on later stand)
Exceptional English Regency Tambour Lap Desk, in mahogany with a single drawer that when opened reveals a fitted interior and hinged, tooled leather writing surface with three secret drawers.
Rare Chinese Export Roll Top Lap Desk, Asian Hardwoods with ebony and brass mounts having single lower drawer that when opened reveals a fitted interior, sloped writing surface and "pop-up" storage compartment with tambour doors. Circa 1830.
Good William IV Sarcophagus-form Tea Caddy in rosewood and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, having a fitted interior, brass carrying handles and resting on "squashed" ball feet. English, circa 1830. (minor losses to inlay).