Sale 17CN03 | Lot 296

George III Silver, Gilt-Metal and Mother-of-Pearl Mounted Part Ebonized Mahogany Tea Chest

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters

Lot Details

Lot 296
George III Silver, Gilt-Metal and Mother-of-Pearl Mounted Part Ebonized Mahogany Tea Chest
Circa 1760
The hinged rectangular top and case inlaid allover with geometric patterns centering a cast bail handle and opening to an interior fitted with two tea canisters flanking a hinged sugar canister, each decorated with concentric circles, the top of the sugar canister etched with rococo decoration, the molded chest base on bracket feet. Height 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm), width 10 1/4 inches (26 cm), depth 6 1/4 inches (15.8 cm).
The unusual mother-of-pearl canisters found in this tea chest relate to two similar examples; see Gilbert, C., Masterpieces of English Furniture: The Gerstenfeld Collection, Christie's Books, 1998, 'Tea Chests and Tea Caddies', Chapter 11, pp. 182-187, fig. 111, p. 248, and another, attributed to James Cox, sold, Thomas Colburne & Sons Ltd, Vesey Manor, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England; see http://www.coulborn.com/furniture-categories/objects-and-works-of-art/george-iii-aventurine-and-mother-of-pearl-ormolu-tea-caddy-attributed-to-james-cox
Provenance:
The Estate of Samuel P. Peabody


Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $5,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $5,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters

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