Victorian Antique Mahogany Wood Two Division Sarcophagus Shape Compact Tea Caddy (Code 1543)
A mid 19th century early Victorian period tea caddy in mahogany wood. It is of sarcophagus shape which was in fashion at this period and marks a change from the often plainer Georgian style examples. The piece has two divisions internally with the original lids, there is no space for a mixing bowl as this is a compact version. There is a brass lock which works fine and the interior lid is paper lined and later painted red. Note that the hinges are nailed in place which was the traditional method before screws gained in popularity around 1840, so this lags behind a little in technology for it's day.
Lock and hinges working. Some faults to the bun feet with two seeming to have losses and later repair attempts. Interior lid repainted. Interior foils largely worn and painted over as usual for age. Normal wear and aging with some knocks and indents and minor losses at edges etc. See images for overall presentation.
Height: 14.5 cm ( 5 3/4 inch )
Length: 24.8 cm ( 9 3/4 inch )
Weight: 628 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1543 OC18-1
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