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A Victorian Walnut Domed Topped Cut Brass Mounted Tea Caddy C1860

A Victorian Walnut Domed Topped Cut Brass Mounted Tea Caddy C1860 | Ref. no. 08445 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 08445
Price: £ 0.00
This is an exquisite antique Victorian domed  top twin tea caddy, circa 1860 in date.

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This is an exquisite antique Victorian domed  top twin tea caddy, circa 1860 in date.
 
It is beautifully decorated with cut brass decoration to the figured burr walnut.
 
The box has a hinged top which opens to reveal two beautiful lidded compartments for tea, one engraved black the other green.
 
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design which is sure to attract a lot of attention.

Condition:

In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 17 x Width 22 x Depth 12

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 5 inches

Our reference: 08445

Tea caddy
 
is a box, jar, canister, or other receptacle used to store teaThe word is believed to be derived from catty, the Chinese pound. The earliest examples that came to Europe were of Chinese porcelain, and approximated in shape to the ginger-jar. They had lids or stoppers likewise of china, and were most frequently blue and white. Until about 1800 they were called tea canisters rather than caddies.

Earlier tea caddies were made of either porcelain or faience. Later designs had more variety in materials and designs. Wood, pewter,shell, brass, copper and even silver were employed, but in the end the material most frequently used was wood, and there still survive vast numbers of Georgian box-shaped caddies in mahoganyrosewoodsatin-wood and other timbers. These were often mounted in brass and delicately inlaid. Many examples were made in Holland, principally of the earthenware of Delft. There were also many English factories producing high quality goods.

As the use of the jar waned and the box increased, the provision of different receptacles for green and black tea was abandoned, and the wooden caddy, with a lid and a lock, was made with two and often three divisions, the centre portion being reserved for sugar. In the late 18th and early 19th century, caddies made from mahogany and rosewood were popular.

The larger varieties were known as tea chests. As tea grew cheaper there was less concern with the appearance of caddies, and as a result they fell out of use. The use of "tea caddy" instead of "biscuit tin" fell out of use in the early 1900s.

Walnut
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 17 x Width 22 x Depth 12

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 5 inches

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