Fine large pair of antique English tole tea bins with hinged wood lids and gilt painted decoration.These would have been shop fixtures for an establishment selling teas and the painted numbers would have been for different teas. Circa 1840-50.
Antique English three bottle tantalus in coromandel with brass stringing, having a rectangular hinged lid opening to a fitted interior with three original stoppered glass decanters (one with pouring spout). 19th century.
Exceptional Arts & Crafts painted leather necessaire with tooled, painted and gilt decoration of birds and blossoms, opening to an interior complete with almost all of its original fittings including bottles and trays with fire gilt lids, brushes, combs, buttonhook, etc. English, c. 1870-1880.
Antique English tooled and gilt leather jewelry box with brass mounts having domed rectangular lid with egyptian motif decorated handle opening to a fitted felt lined interior with lift-out tray. Circa 1880.
Two Antique English papier mâché shoe form match safes (or ‘vesta case’), one with hand painted decoration with a butterfly, the other with inlaid piqué work, oval hinged lid, and ‘strike’ on bottom of shoe. Circa 1870.
Rare 18th century fruit wood
tea caddy in the form of a large apple, having a circular
hinged lid with carved “stem”
opening to a tin-lined interior;
lock and escutcheon are
original, hinge is replaced
(repair to lid). Probably
Continental, circa 1760-80.