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Chinese Export Teacaddy

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An exceptional Georgian tea chest; deeply carved and fretted Chinese Export ivory panels on a cedarwood carcass, standing on a plinth base veneered in green tortoiseshell with matching tortoiseshell-covered lids to the two inner compartments. The hinges and escutcheon of engraved silver, maker's mark JS, (Josiah Snatt?), date letter 'I' perhaps Newcastle 1799. 

English/Chinese circa 1800.

w:8 5/8 in x d:4 1/2 in x h:5 in 

 

 

Item Code: 2984

£ 24500

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