English George III inlaid mahagany triple tea caddy.

English George III inlaid mahagany triple tea caddy.
A very fine English George III triple tea caddy. In excellent original condition. The casket shaped caddy stands upon bracket feet to convex mouldings of cross grained mahogany. Above the moulding is narrow stringing of ebony and holly. Fine Flame Mahogany veneers to front, sides and back. The lid with ebony stringing, convex moulding to a flat top, quartered veneers surround the shaped, triple stringed border in holly and ebony. Typical heavy brass carrying handle. The lid with original lock and key ( working) opens to reveal three lead lined ( original) mahogany tea canisters with original divides. Each cannister has a magnificent sliding lid ( with original lead lining) with holly stringing to lower edge, concave moulding in mahogany to a flat top of cross banded rosewood outside olive and holly stringing enclosing a field of mahogany with an oval of olivewood and holly. The meeting edges of the lid of the casket and the base are of ebony and yew respectively. The inside of the casket lid is an outer edge of crossbanded rosewood with a double string of holly and mahogany enclosing a marquetry oval of harewood and olivewood in the form of a very finely worked conch shell. The spandrel corners are of bees wing satinwood with leaves of olivewood. A magnificent tour de force of the cabinetmakers art in fine original condition. English, Geroge III circa 1780. 10 inches wide by 5.75 inches deep by 8 inches high ( 25 cms by 14.375 cms by 20 cms)

Stock Number: 4250

Price: SOLD

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