A George III Mahogany Tea Caddy

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A George III mahogany tea caddy, the hinged cover with boxwood and ebony stringing and with an oval inlaid panel with a conch shell, opening to a pair of tin-lined compartments with mahogany covers with brass knobs, and with boxwood and ebony stringing to the sides and around the base, with a diamond shape key escutcheon and with an oval panel inlaid with a conch shell to the front. English, circa 1785.

Condition: Overall very good, the box is in good condition with all the inlays and stringing present and correct, the covers inside fit tightly and the linings are in good condition. Overall the piece has a lovely colour and patina, and is a lovely example of a late 18th century tea caddy.

Height = 12 cm (4.75”)
Width = 19.5 cm (7.75”)
Depth = 10.5 cm (4.25”)