A set of a 19th century tea box and spoon box made during the Victorian period about 1840-1860. Both are made of a light (coniferous) type of wood and lined with mother-of-pearl and bone. The insides are lined with dark purple velvet, a braided white cord and edges of bone. The tea box has an inner lid lined with mother-of-pearl and a bone knob. On the inside there are remnants of the original tin-/lead foil. The brass lock is original, unfortunately a working key is missing and the refined silver-coloured or silver-plated entrance is original. Both still have their original silver-coloured or silver-plated hinges and rest on refined twisted bone legs. Both have minor chips on the vulnerable corners & edges and small restorations to the mother-of-pearl & bone (inside edge tea box), all not disturbing and confirmation of the age! The mother-of-pearl and bone have a very nice finish, making the depth, colour shades and chic gloss of the materials still come into their own!
Dimensions tea box; Height: 8.5 cm, width: 11.5, depth: 8 cm.
Dimensions spoon box: Height: 4 cm, Width: 15.5 cm depth: 7.5 cm
The item will be well packed and shipped with insurance!
- Un set vittoriano di scatola da tè e scatola da cucchiaio
- Legno, Madreperla, Osso
- Periodo stimato
- 1840/1860 a
- Paese d’origine
- In buone condizioni - usato, con piccoli segni dell’età e macchie.
- 363 g