Lot 110
Three Antique English Boxes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
All 19th century, the first a mahogany tea caddy, rectangular form with inlaid escutcheon, opens to a divided interior, two covered tin lined tea compartments flank a center well with recessed cup niche, on compressed bun feet, includes key (6 1/2 x 14 x 6 1/4 in.) (shrinkage crack to lid and some small areas of veneer loss; some lining loss; later paper to lid); English mahogany box, sarcophagus form, with floral and portrait medallion painted decoration to lid, opens to an open crimson upholstered interior, without key (6 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.) (some shrinkage cracks, drying crackle and some rubbing to paint, some scratches and small areas of veneer loss); the third a tea caddy in rosewood veneer, also sarcophagus form, with mother of pearl inlay, on compressed bun feet, currently locked, without key (7 x 12 x 6 1/8 in.) (some scratches to exterior, interior condition not accessible).

Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina