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Exceptional George III Tea Caddy


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George III inlaid tea caddy of the finest quality with satinwood, rosewood, holly, ebony, mahogany and Guadeloupe wood marquetry and compass star inlay, the top with two octagonal satinwood panels with ebony and holly chevron stringing, the segmented boarders with crenelated boarder and rosewood banding, the edge with mixed wood banding, the front similarly conceived, standing on shaped bracket feet, the fitted interior with two removable tea boxes, the whole with rich color and patina. The compass star inlay was a decorative device favored by Thomas Chippendale, most notably used in several bookcases made for the Earl of Pembroke, now at Wilton House, while the octagonal marquetry is reminiscent of the panels on the bookcase he made for the Earl of Dumfries.

1770- 1779
Ebony, Holly, Mahogany, Purpleheart, Rosewood, Satinwood