19th Century Walnut Tea Caddy


A walnut tea caddy with a raised lid inlaid with contrasting light wood in scrolling foliate design, bordered by a raised and carved edge, leading to slanted sides inlaid with conforming marquetry, above a tapering rectangular body with wooden inlay escutcheon plate and brass round twisted-rope handles, sitting on bun feet. The hinged lid reveals a red-lined interior with an open compartment.

Dimensions: 4.5 x 9.5 x 7.5 in.

Date: c. 1860