Large Georgian Tea Chest in nicely figured mahogany; rectangular with quarter column corners, having a stepped lid surmounted by a brass carrying handle and opening to a fitted interior retainiing two tin tea caddies and a sugar box and the whole raised on ogee bracket feet. English, Circa1780.
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.
Victorian English Papier Mâché Tea Caddy, with an undulating shape that demonstrates the malleability of the material; decorated with gilt vines and swags, painted flowers and inlaid with mother-of-pearl; having two lidded compartments for tea and an opening for a sugar bowl (missing).
Exceptional antique English burled walnut tea chest with engraved brass mounts having a hinged, domed lid opening to a fitted interior with two lidded, removable caddies and original crystal sugar bowl. Circa 1860-70.