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A small fruitwood tea caddy

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A dramatic little caddy made of a light-colored fruitwood with ebony inlay at its edges. The graceful handle on the lid reflects Chinese designs, and the lock is faced with a simple, oval escutcheon.

The Asian aesthetic continues inside, where the lid and compartment are covered with black paper bearing golden images of small birds. An exceptional example of the form.

English, ca. 1780

Dimensions: 6 ¼” X 5 ¼”; Height: 4 ¾”

Inventory #26086

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