20 September 2001
A WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD TEAPOY
Inlaid overall with boxwood lines, the canted rectangular hinged top enclosing a fitted interior with four hinge-topped tea-caddies and two cut-glass mixing-bowls, on four ring-turned baluster columns and square tapering downswept legs joined by a baluster stretcher, with later brass paw feet and castors, inscribed in pencil '1154', the lock stamped 'WR' beside a crown, restorations to edge of top
28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high; 19 in. (48.5 cm.) wide; 13½ in. (34 cm.) deep
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The tea-chest's scrolled tablet inlay features in patterns for 'string' inlay illustrated in The Edinburgh Book of Prices for Manufacturing Cabinet-Work, 1811, pl. IV (D. Jones, Books of Prices 1805-1825, Cupar, 2000).
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