c1790 Sheraton Georgian Marquetry Tea Caddy


A really fabulous antique English tea caddy, in the George III Sheraton style, from around 1790.

It is made from mahogany and edged in boxwood. The caddy has a wonderfully elegant dome top with the top of the lid adorned with an oval fan inlay, bordered in green. The bottom corners at the front are also decorated with 90 degree fans. The caddy opens up to reveal two lidded tea compartments, each lined with silvered paper. The lids have turned brass finials.

The main characteristic of the tea caddy is its condition, which is as it would have appeared 200 years ago. The mahogany retains all of its deep red flame and has not been subject to any lightening with age. This is not unusual inside the box, but very rare on the outside. Apart from a few small scuff marks, it is nearly perfect.

Size: 23 x 11 x 12.5 cm
Weight: 717 g