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Sat, Sep 17, 2022 01:00PM EDT
Lot 267

Antique Inlaid Wood Tea Caddy

Estimate: $200 - $500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Antique inlaid wood tea caddy with burl wood veneer and classical elements. Most likely English, ca. late 18th - mid 19th century (George III - Victoria). The top of the box shows a tripod vas with fruit and vegetal motifs, alongside two cupids / putti. The sides show a similar floral fantasy, with a satyr head and two birds. Interior is tin-lined. Has a keyhole but no key, box does open. Condition: good overall, with expected wear from age. Minor veneer loss and some warping on lid. One split in wood at base. Box measures about 4" by 4" by 4". Keywords: British, Georgian, Victorian, caddie, caddies, fancy, decor, decoration, Great Britain, England, home, house, household