exceptional good example of a 18th Century mahogany veneered tea caddy with
robust and detailed conch shell inlays.
is a typical design of the last
decade of the 18th century although the treatment here with the
background of oak leaves is extremely unusual.
The shell is reminiscent
of Britania's then rule of the waves. The oak of strength and
The design is sharply
defined and subtly shaded with the hot sand technique on a
background of green
This caddy measures 8.7 inches
wide by 5 inches deep by 5 inches high; 22cm wide by 13cm
deep by 13cm high.
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