Georgian tea caddy, inlaid tea service, circa 1790
A delightful and possibly unique George III mahogany tea caddy
inlaid with 'The Tea Service' silhouettes in boxwood
Measuring 4.5 inches in height, 6 inches in length
A highly unusual, and possibly unique, Georgian double tea caddy, each side inlaid with very fine boxwood silhouettes of a teapot, creamer and sugar, the top inlaid with a boxwood silhouette of a teacup and saucer, further inlaid with exceptionally fine crossed spoons in rosewood.
The interior and exterior banded in ebony and boxwood, each compartment retaining the majority of its original foil lining, the compartment covers with ebony knops.
Superb condition. Original key and original working lock.
An extraordinary caddy.
A delightful George III mahogany tea caddy inlaid with 'The Tea Service' c1790