Inside the caddy is a letter from
the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC dated 11th April 1968.
You obviously possess a very nice
tortoiseshell tea caddy inlaid with mother of pearl - its date
appears to be about 1820.
Thanking you for sending the photographs
which are returned herewith.
pp Arthur G. Negus.
Dictated by Mr Negus
Signed in his absence.
Arthur Negus appeared as a panel
member on the television series Going for a Song (1966–76)
where he was called upon to give his opinion on the value of
In 1982 he presented Arthur Negus
Enjoys (1982) He was on the The Antiques Roadshow
He also wrote books, including Going
for a Song: English Furniture (1969) and A Life Among Antiques