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A small inlaid and cross-banded treasure box

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Although originally a tea caddy, this handsome veneered and inlaid box has lost its interior fittings and has been fitted with a mirror under its lid, making it quite perfect for the storage of jewelry, small documents, or (one supposes) tea bags.

The box sits on a stepped base and its lid is framed in a concave rising slope. In between these extremities are two large rectangles, inlaid in differing styles. A similar decorative scheme is applied to the central portion of the lid, which is fitted with a brass bail handle. While someone has found an attractive key for the box, it does not function beyond its aesthetic role.

English, ca. 1790

Dimensions: 10“ X 5 ¾”; Height: 6 ½”

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Inventory #26446

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