A fine Blonde Tortoiseshell tea caddy dating from the early part of the 19th century. Each panel of tortoiseshell is separated by metal stringing, and there is also a vacant cartouche to the lid. The velvet lined, hinged lid opens to reveal two lidded tea compartments, each lid with ivory knob. Any restoration has been completed by ourselves and the caddy is presented in excellent condition with working lock and key.
A cute little silver plated scuttle and scoop, modelled like a coal scuttle. It would have been used during afternoon tea, to scoop the sugar lumps for your cup of tea. It has an attractive engraved foliate design. The scuttle does have signs of wear to the silver plate commensurate with age, but no knocks or damage. Dating to the early 20th century. It has the makers mark TL & SS (Thomas Land & Sons, Sheffield) impressed in the base.
A very attractive walnut domed top cigar caddy dating to around 1900. The caddy has cast brass ball and claw feet, cast brass handles and escucheon, and its original key. The caddy is decorated with boxwood stringing all over, and inlaid with mother of pearl lid.The interior of the caddy is cedar lined with a lidded compartment.