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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    A REGENCY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT TEA-CADDY

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A REGENCY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT TEA-CADDY
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Of sarcophagus form and painted with red and black stripes, the hinged lid centred by a rectangular tablet and with acroteria to the corners enclosing two compartments with ivory knobbed covers, the front depicting an urn flanked by griffins and the sides with laurel wreaths on green-ground panels, on a plinth base, the compartment interiors previously foil-lined
    7 in. (28 cm.) high; 8½ in. (22 cm.) wide; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) deep


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    A papier-mâché oval caddy by Henry Clay with similar Etruscan-style decoration is illustrated in N. Riley, Stones' Pocket Guide to Tea Caddies, Peacehaven, 2002, p. 49.

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