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A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TEA-CADDY
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A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TEA-CADDY

AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TEA-CADDY
AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Of bombé form, the rectangular hinged top with gadrooned edge above a blind gothic-arched frieze, enclosing a part mahogany-lined interior, the underside of the lid lined in emerald green velvet, on foliate-carved spreading feet, the metalwork apparently original, previously with divisions, the key labelled 'Mrs Tillotson, Hillside, Heaton, Bolton'
7½ in. (19 cm.) high; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) wide; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) deep
Provenance
Mrs Tillotson, Hillside, Heaton, Bolton.
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Lot Essay

The richly-carved tea-caddy relates to patterns for 'Tea Chests' published by Thomas Chippendale in his Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's and Director, 1754, plate 129. Mary Tillotson (1843-1918) was sister of William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851-1925) and in 1870 was married to William Frederick Tillotson.

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