Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
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English, Bilston, 18th century, patch box. These memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. They were also purchased as souvenirs while traveling. They frequently started with the phrase “A trifle from...” as seen on this box. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, their decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. However, this box is particularly unusual in its mention of Blockley. Fou...
Antique Indian Brass Tea Caddy with brass and stone mounts
5" x 5" x 5"
Late 19th or early 20th C.
Tea Chest in the Form of a Sideboard, in mahogany and deal, having a rectangular hinged top with shaped and carved backsplash, opening to a felt lined interior with two compartments for teaspoons and a moulded crystal sugarbowl. The front with a starburst pierced central panel flanked by hinged doors with applied plinth-form decoration and opening to foil lined drawers for green and black teas.
William Smee & Sons, London, published a catalog of furniture designs in 1850 which had sideboard...
Fine Antique Japanese Black Lacquer Tea Caddy, rectangular with rounded corners with polychrome and gilt decoration of figures engaged in various tasks. Circa 1870.
6.75" x 5" x 4" tall
Antique American Late Federal Octagonal Tea Caddy in mahogany; the hinged top with satinwood stringing and banding opens to an interior well with a “floating” lid. Circa 1830 (see #5036 for another by the same unknown maker)
Antique Regency Sarcophagus Form Tea Chest in rosewood having a hinged lid inlaid with a classical scene with griffins flanking an urn and opening to a fitted interior with two removable lidded caddies and a later sugar bowl and spoon, and the whole mounted with brass lion and ring handles and feet.
13" x 6.5" x 7.5" tall
Antique German blue and white porcelain ribbed tea caddy, late 18th/early 19th c. with a Hochst Porcelain mark on the base.
4.25” x 2.25” x 1.75”
Antique Tunbridge Ware Dome Top Box,
in satinwood, inlaid with other exotic woods in a leaf and berry pattern.
English, Circa 1830
(Some warp to lid)
Triangular Maple Box or Tea Caddy with canted lid and cane joinery.
5" x 4.5" tall, possibly Japanese
Antique English Desktop Cabinet, having a central panel door, inlaid with an oval patera and striped stringing, and flanked by six small drawers. Predominantly 18th Century.
Large Antique Chinese Black Lacquer Tea Caddy, rectangular with hinged lid opening to an engraved pewter (pac-tung) liner ; the whole decorated with figures in gardens and with brass carrying handles.
13.5" x 11" x 8.5" tall (minor losses, filled crack in lid)
Antique French Straw Work Souvenir Box, Circa 1900 (minor losses).
8" x 4.5" x 3.25 tall
Very Rare Set of Paint Decorated Glass Tea Caddies and a Sugarbowl, rectangular with sloped shoulders, the sugarbowl surmounted by a flower form glass urn. It is our belief that this was for a small sugarloaf from which chunks would have been cut (with sugar nips) and added to the sugarbowl.
Minor Losses to Decoration
Caddies : 6.25"tall x 2.25"deep
Sugar: 10" tall x 2.5" deep
Charming American Miniature Blanket Chest in chestnut, having a hinged moulded edge top opening to a well, a single lower drawer and raised on straight bracket feet. Note the fine dovetail work on the sides.
Many miniatures are labeled as "salesman's samples" but many were the work of apprentices to show their skills to the master craftsman.
12.5 x 7" x 8.5" tall
(one back foot ended out)
English Polychrome Painted Navette Form Tea Caddy decorated with gilt powdered ground and vingnettes of frollicking putti
Late 18th Century
Provenance: From the Estate of Mario Buatta
French, 19th century, Samson. The crossed “S” marks on the interior lid of this nineteenth-century snuff box indicates that this was, in fact, a product of the Samson factory. Edmé Samson founded the House of Samson in 1845 to decorate porcelain. However, it was Edmé’s son, Emile, who expanded the firm to include the reproduction of eighteenth-century English enamels. In addition, the later attribution is confirmed by the milled metal banding, the lug on the hinge, and the inferior qu...
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.)
Exceptional Burled Walnut cave-à-liqueur having hinged top and front panel opening to an interior with removable tray fitted with gilt decanters and glasses. French, late 19th century.