• Three Woods: A Passion for Wal auction at Christies

    Sale 7909

    Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection

    25 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    A GEORGE III YEWWOOD AND ROLLED-WOOD TEA-CADDY

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE III YEWWOOD AND ROLLED-WOOD TEA-CADDY
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Of hexagonal form, with hinged lid inlaid with a panel to imitate paper-rolls, enclosing a removable lid and foil-lined interior, the sides with rolled-wood borders and central panel inlaid with a V motif, on bracket feet
    5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide; 5½ in. (14 cm.) deep


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    The unusual veneered decoration on this caddy imitates the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century fashion for 'filigree' work or 'rolled paper' work, popular among women and girls from the growing middle classes as well as the upper classes. Shallow recessed wooden panels were filled with curls or numerous tiny rolls of paper. In the present example, the rolls of paper are replaced by slivers of rolled veneers.

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    Provenance

    Bought from Hampton Antiques, 2006.