caddy, tea

furniture maker: unknown

circa 1820-1825
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Object Detail

tea caddy, Boulle style, sacophagus shape, inside are two sections for tea with a bowl for mixing teas in the centre. Tea casket filled with two zinc canisters for storing tea under lock and key. Marquetry design features curling tendrils, scrolling foilage, two peacocks framed by an undulating band. The casket is supported by reversed scroll feet.
Maker and role
furniture maker: unknown
Production place
Production date
circa 1820-1825
circa 1810
Media description
Boulle work, Ebony, tortoiseshell, zinc
210 x 294 x 170 mm
Measurement details
height: 210mm
width: 294mm
depth: 170mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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