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Collections > Wood Carving > Tea Caddy
Tea caddy with marquetry of several woods and ivory on a carcase of oak and pine. The box is raised on four shallow bracket feet of mahogany and a very narrow plinth of mahogany with boxwood strip at top and bottom. The corners of the box are inset with rounded beadings of ivory, which continue up the short vertical sides of the first stage of the lid and along the upper edges of this stage. The front and sides are cross-banded with diagonally set rosewood; within this frame of Greek key in several woods with ivory flowers set in the corners, surrounds a panel of burr walnut decorated with oriental figures in several woods, the hands and feet in ivory. On the back a burr walnut panel is cross-banded similarly with rosewood, with a boxwood stringing.
Size: Height: 15.5 cm; Width: 26.2 cm; Depth: 15 cm.
Object Type: tea caddy
Period: George III
Actual Date: c. 1780
Century: 18th century
Materials: Rosewood, Box Wood, Mahogany, Oak, Ivory
Museum Accession Number: Founders/X.989