19th Century Georgian Tortoise Shell Tea Caddy with Silver and Ivory
This tortoise shell tea caddy is made up of beautiful blonde colored, large pieces of hand selected tortoise shell, with silver trim and ivory edges on the interior. The tea caddy comes with the original key and opens up to reveal two boxes with tortoise shell lids and ivory knobs fitted inside of the container. The interior of the tea caddy features curving edges of hand cut ivory that decorate the edge. The interior has been re-lined with a lovely Italian vintage paper, of browns and golds to match the rest of the box. All the hardware is original and the box, although showing minimal wear with age, is in great condition. The orange to yellow to deep red tan colors of the tortoise shell complement well with the ivory details and silver lining. The curve of the rectangular box and the pagoda shaped lid shows the wonderful craftsmanship of this piece, making it a very special antique box. The tea caddy has four ivory ball feet. The box could be used for its original purpose as tea caddy but also makes a great jewelry box or safe for personal items. The box measures 22 wide x 13 deep x 16 cm tall, which is approximately 9 x 5 x 6 inches. The two interior boxes fit objects the are 3 x 3 inches. The box dates to the 1830's and comes from England, from the Georgian period.
WIDTH: 9 in | HEIGHT: 6 in | DEPTH: 5 in
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