A Regency oyster veneered tea caddy, circa 1820, height 22cm, width 33cm, depth 16.5cm.
Michael Trethewey. A Gentleman of Taste.
We are delighted to be selling items from the estate of the collector Michael Trethewey. Michael had an unerring eye for quality. He was a frequent visitor to these auction rooms, an elegantly dressed, unassuming man who bought well and had a singular passion for old-school antiques.
Sold for £160
There is very little loss to the veneers, although (as you can view on the photos) there is some splitting occurring. This seems to be historic and potentially contemporary to the making of the piece. I have now uploaded some photos of the internals and as you will be able see, the original velvet is in good condition as is the crystal bowl and separate boxes.
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