A 19th C tortoiseshell tea caddy. The caddy with a slightly domed top. Opening the hinged lid reveals the velvet lined lid, and ivory edged base and lid. The interior has its tea compartment lid with ivory shaped finial handle. The body is veneered with well chosen panels of tortoiseshell and the caddy stands on four small ivory bun feet. Please note: there has been a crack to the tortoiseshell veneer which runs diagonally across the caddy lid, (see picture). This has been restored by ourselves and is still a very nice caddy.