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Chinese Export Lacquered Tea Caddy & Letter Box

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Lot 0705 Details

Description
19th century, black lacquered papier mache; black octagonal Chinese Export tea caddy with gilt florals and genre scenes on paw feet; the interior fitted with two foliate chased containers; letter box with gilt Greek key border, foliate accents and three glass sides. Approx. of the tea caddy, w. 10.125", h. 6", d. 7". Provenance: From the Estate of Mrs. Sally Connally Hardie, Atlanta, Georgia. Connolly was a charity campaigner and philanthropist, Councilwoman for the National Trust for Scotland from 1978-1995 (the last ten years serving on the Executive board), and member of the Court of St. Andrews University from 1987-1995. A native Atlantan, Connolly's great-great-grandfather David Connally was one of the first settlers to obtain land in the city and her great-grandfather Joseph E. Brown was the governor of Georgia during the American Civil War.
Condition
Chips to edges of letter box with wear to interior lining; keys are not present.
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Chinese Export Lacquered Tea Caddy & Letter Box

Estimate $300 - $500Jun 30, 2019
Starting Price $150
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