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Highly collectable Georgian octagonal partridge wood veneered tea caddy in good condition. Partridge wood was seldom used on boxes in terms of being the ‘main’ veneer beyond the Georgian period making this caddy an ideal addition to any collection. The veneer was believed to have been obtained from Australia where I understand it is often referred to as ‘beef wood’ for quite obvious reasons. The caddy is of classic styling for the period being octagonal with contrasting edge trim. The condition of the veneer and edge trim to the exterior can only be described as being exceptional…..none missing or replaced….even colour and grain…no shrinkage splits…no light bleaching. The Mother of Pearl escutcheon is a replacement as it would have once featured an ivory escutcheon of the lozenge shaped style. The lock is I believe original (key for decorative purposes only), though I believe that one, if not both hinges have been replaced at some point over the past 200 or so years. It looks like one of the hinges was replaced with a larger hinge and then reverted back to the correct size. I have seen and handled a few Partridge wood veneered caddies over the years but as with the majority of antique caddies, sadly it is the minority rather than the majority that have featured the original interior lids therefore this can be regarded as quite a bonus feature. Both lids are in very good condition and have replacement matching knobs. Please note the inlaid contrasting strips to complement the caddy exterior and the interior carcass edging and strips to the lid interior. The Partridge wood veneered lid interior is in excellent condition and is again a bonus given that many featured paper lining. Yes, the lid closes very slightly off square and there is the small restoration by the hinge but it is fine example of a classic caddy and try finding another Partridge wood example with such a degree of original features at the price!!!!!!
Unpacked weight 0.7 Kg
Height : 12 cm - 4.72 in
Width : 20 cm - 7.87 in
Depth : 12 cm - 4.72 in
Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the scarce Georgian octagonal partridge wood tea caddy (LA3491 / LA137154) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1815.
In very good condition.
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