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2091/19: A very rare and most interesting rosewood TEA CADDY in the form of an “Apprentice’s” sideboard. Constructed as a typical pedestal sideboard from the George IV or William IV period, (the lock stamped "GIV") with an architectural pediment backboard and compressed bun feet, it opens up to reveal two canisters inside which flank the original cut-glass sugar bowl. This is recessed within the “cellarette” and is surrounded by velvet lined compartments for teaspoons; sugar nips etc. Complete with working key; 18ins wide; 8ins high; 7.5ins deep. (45.5x20x19cms) c.1830

apprentice, Caddy, object, tea


2072/19: A remarkable late 18th century "rolled paper" TEA CADDY in fine original condition. Of hexagonal shape, all twelve panels and the top are decorated in tiny brightly-coloured and gilded rolls of paper arranged in patterns, whilst some edges are finished in chequered string inlay. It is surmounted by a cast brass 'bow' handle and opens to reveal the original inner lid and much of the original lead lining. 7ins (18cms) max width. *Sometimes called "quilling" the practice of decorating tea caddies with tiny rolls of coloured or gilded paper was practiced by "ladies of leisure" though the quality of this caddy indicates they might also have been produced commercially. c.1785

18thcentury, Caddy, GeorgeIII, object


2071/19: A very fine late 18th century George III period TORTOISESHELL TEA CADDY in superb original condition. Of so-called "tented" design (due to its gabled top) this lovely caddy features a traditional cast silver "bow" handle and vacant shield-shaped cartouche to the front above which is the original cast silver escutcheon. The interior retains much of its original lead lining and it is in truly lovely condition. Measurements: 6.25ins (16cms) wide. c.1790

18thcentury, Caddy, object, tortoiseshell


2053/19: An interesting and rare PAIR of early 19th century TEA CADDIES, book-matched veneered to the front in figured mahogany and cross-banded with rosewood. Both feature cast brass ‘ring’ handles and both retain the original lead lining in excellent condition. each: 4.5ins wide *Why a PAIR of tea caddies? Well...tea was imported mainly from two countries: "Black" Tea from India and Ceylon, and "Green" Tea from China. It was important to keep these two teas separate ~ often in separate compartments within a large caddy and rarely as a pair of separate caddies (as here). Contrary to popular opinion, the glass bowl found in some larger caddies was NOT used to mix teas, but to hold sugar. Priced for the pair... c.1820

Caddy, object, Pair, Sheraton


1758/18: Possibly the rarest caddy of all: a particularly fine and rare TEA CADDY in the form of a teapot! This wonderful very early 19th century caddy is from the family of "fruit" caddies and is turned from a single piece of fruitwood with applied handle; spout and finial to the lid. Designed to simulate a terracotta teapot of the period, it is decorated with gilding to the edge of the spout; the lid; the handle and with a pretty oval 'patera' below the steel escutcheon. Excellent original condition with original lining. 9ins wide overall; 8ins high including the finial and 5ins deep. (22.75 x 20 x 12.75 cms) c.1810

Caddy, object, tea


1703/18: An attractive mid-19th century cube TEA CADDY probably of French origin and in fine condition. The lid and all four sides are profusely inalid with scrollwork set within chequered multi-string inlaid borders, with ebony corner mouldings and a pretty cast brass 'axehead' handle to the lid. 5 x 4.75 x 4.75ins (12.8 x 12 x 12cms) c.1860

Caddy, French, object, tea