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A REGENCY MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ROSEWOOD TEA CADDY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY,

of sarcophagus form and with a hinged lid centering a raised rectangular panel with stylized leafy foliage enclosing an elliptical plaque engraved in Old English calligraphy "CSB," within vertical reeded sides over sloped panels with m.o.p pierced with long fern leaves and various blossoming foliate details, trimmed in vertical reeding above tapering conforming sides with stylized vine and bloom inlaid panels framing corner rings joined by string line decoration centering a circular m.o.p. escutcheon, flanked by pierced ball form posts suspending ring handles, raised on a base of continuous vertical reeding trim and flaring circular feet on compressed pads, opening to an interior with red velvet lining and a pair of hinge lidded compartments with matching inlay flanking an open circular compartment for mixing bowl (now lacking). Height: 7 3/4" Width: 14" Depth: 6 1/4"     

Condition:

Good condition with some faded and dry areas, spots, light surface scratches, left side and half backside lid's reeded trim missing, left side post missing ring handle, interior compartment lids are loose, lacking interior mixing bowl, and light general wear from age and use throughout. 

Estimate: $250 - $350
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