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2125/19: A fine and rare small TEA CADDY of cube shape with canted corners, decorated to the lid and all four sides with charming rural views, set within painted panels. The lid opens to reveal the original inner lid and ‘button’ handle, with much of the original lead lining intact. Complete with working lock and two working keys. *This is a very rare tea caddy, almost certainly Continental and perhaps "Spa-ware" from the Belgian town of Spa in the province of Liege, where highly regarded souvenirs were made as early as the 17th century from local wood, which was hand-decorated and now widely collected. c.1820

Caddy, object, tea


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


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