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S/2871 Antique Regency Sarcophagus Penwork Tea Caddy

A fine example of a Regency sarcophagus penwork two compartment tea caddy, beautifully decorated on all sides including the whole interior. The decoration consists of leaves, swags, flowers and mythical griffins.

The whole is raised on original brass ball feet, and has a brass lock and key and stop hinges. It is in excellent condition, which is quite rare for penwork items which usually become rubbed and distressed over the years.

Sold 9 in. (23 cm.) Wide
6 in. (15 cm.) Deep
6 in. (16 cm.) High
English Circa 1810