Exceptional antique English coffer in cormandel wood decorated with engraved brass straps and three onyx mounts; the pointed arched lid opening to a fabric lined interior. Circa 1860-1880. (lacking lock)
Rare Chippendale Tea Caddy with a Secret Drawer, in mahogany with a rectangular stepped hinged top surmounted by a brass carrying handle, brass escutcheon and sliding side panel revealing a hidden drawer. English, circa 1740
One of the rarest of this form of tea caddy, the concealed drawer would have held your silver teaspoons.
Fine antique English traveling desk in coromandel with brass straps and carrying handles; the fall front transforms into a double hinged writing surface with spring loaded pen and ink drawer behind; the slightly domed top opens to reveal a fitted oak interior of letter racks and three small drawers. Circa 1860-1880.
Fine Napoleon III “Boulle” marquetry lap desk with extensive brass and tortoiseshell inlay, the lids opening to a three-tiered letter holder and a fitted interior with wells and a sloped writing surface. French, Circa 1860-1870.
Exceptional English Victorian dome top tea caddy in burled walnut with engraved brass strapwork and carrying handles, opening to a fitted interior with two removable canisters and original crystal sugar bowl (chip to foot). Circa 1845.
Fine English Chippendale bombe-form tea chest in nicely figured mahogany veneer over deal, the stepped rectangular lid with brass carrying handle. Circa 1760. (key). (See Clark and O’Kelly, “Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies and Society”, Figure 304 for a related example.)