Lot 2282
Regency Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
First quarter 19th century, rectangular form with tiered sarcophagus lid, tortoiseshell veneer panels and inlaid silver borders, inlaid silver escutcheon and silver cartouche mount (without monogram), opens to twin lidded compartments with ivory pulls, surrounded by ivory veneer borders, raised on four ball feet, unsigned.

5 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 4 in.

From the Collection of a Gentleman, Colfax, North Carolina

Pulls slightly different in size; some small areas of veneer and inlay loss; some mis-shaping to inlay on upper lid; scattered veneer cracks; compartments retain remnants of likely original tin lining. No key.