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Antique English Mahogany Jewelry Box. Inlay. Burl. Very Large w/2 drawers. 1840

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Seller: supermall (2,606) 98.1%, Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 261942052930 Up for auction at the Grand Antique Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio is a large, lidded English tea server/jewelry box made from burl, mahogany and coromandel (or perhaps yew). Because of its shape, the tea caddy falls into the "sarcophagus" style popular in the 1800's. All original hardware including lock, key, and recessed nickel plated brass handles. Satin lined lid features a hand-painted bouquet of daisies and snowdrops framed by corded trim and two shirred layers of satin. Two drawers easily pull out and the top drawer lifts out. Circa mid-1800's. England Beneath the lining of the top drawer is a name or words written in pencil. On the back side of the same drawer there seems to be a date -- possibly 1840. Please see photos for more details. Dimensions: Length - 25" Depth 19" Height - 10" Handles: 4.5" wide Weight: 25.25 pounds Drawers are 21 5/16" by 15" Tea caddies, such as this one, epitomize a whole era of English society. Tea was served ceremoniously at the same hour. The first tea chests were made by English cabinet makers starting in 1725. The chests contained metal or wooden canisters and stored a variety of teas that were, at the time, highly expensive. Hence, the lock and key. For collectors. the tea caddy is perfect; its construction and materials varied from the early 18th c to the mid-19th c -- thus displaying the entire history of decorative arts for about 150 years. As a wedding, birthday or graduation gift: the tea caddy's versatility allows it to serve as a sewing box, jewelry box, silver chest, portable vanity (holding cosmetics, creams, and brushes), display case for seashells -- or a safe place for a collection of small items. The condition of the chest is good. Wear consistent with age and use. No major scratches, cracks, or any other damage. Some light staining on the silk (see photo) and one small piece of wood is missing in front at the bottom corner. If you have any questions, drop us an email or give us a call at 513-554-1919. If you would like to view the chest, visit the Grand Antique Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio The chest will be shipped by UPS Ground Shipping with Insurance. Thank you for looking. Dimensions: Length - 25" Depth 19" Height - 10" Handles: 4.5" wide Weight: 25.25 pounds Drawers are 21 5/16" by 15" When the lid is closed, the top drawer will store items that are up to 2 1/4 inches in height. The condition of the chest is good. Wear consistent with age and use. Some light staining on the silk (see photo) and one small piece of wood is missing in front at the bottom corner. If you have any questions, drop us an email or give us a call at 513-554-1919. If you would like to view the chest, please visit the Grand Antique Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio The chest will be shipped by UPS Ground Shipping with Insurance. Buyer will pay for shipping and insurance Thank you for looking. Condition: The 1840 English Jewelry Box with burl and inlay is in Excellent condition. Original use was as a tea server, at a time when afternoon English Tea was never missed. Silk lining, original hardware and floral painting. Light stain spot far upper right on silk (see photo). One small wood piece missing from bottom corner (see photo). No major scratches, cracks, or any other damage., Color: 3 woods and pale blue, ivory, yellow inset, Type: English Tea Chest, Style: Sarcophagus, Region of Origin: England, Age: 1840-60, Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: Burl wood. mahogany, satin fabric

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