399: George III Mahogany Tea Caddy
George III Mahogany Tea Caddy, first quarter 19th century, the mahogany case edged in barber pole inlay with an inlaid crotch-veneered oval on top set with a rosette and bail pull, the front with an inlaid diamond escutcheon and the interior foil-lined, h. 5-1/2". w. 5". d. 5-1/2".
In excellent overall condition. There is a slight shrinkage crack at rear of lid; some missing bits of barber pole inlay at bottoms of corners, and rubbing to finish with scattered dings commensurate with age. Lined with torn foil.