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George II Walnut and Mirrored Tea Caddy

Code: 10038     Dimensions:W 11" (27.9 cm)H 7" (17.8 cm)D 7.5" (19.1 cm)

£7,750.00

Circa 1740

George II Walnut and Mirrored Tea Caddy An extremely rare and valuable early 18th. century figured walnut and mirrored panel Tea Caddy retaining the original makers label for Antony Berrisford of Bakewell , Derbyshire to the base. The label reads: "Antony Berrisford, Statuary Graver and Carver, Bakewell in Derbyshire, Has always ready for sale a large Quantity of English and Foreign Marbles, O.....n Gentlemen may have Chimney Pieces, Tables, Monuments, Gravestones, Statues, Busts, And all kind of Ornaments and Marble, Curious Crystalline Substances Done in the Best...... manner And at Reasonable Rates" This is just the most extraordinary example of the sort of Antique Chest made during the Georgian Period explicitly to house that expensive commodity - Tea and to stop the servants from stealing it.

George II Walnut and Mirrored Tea Caddy
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