A Regency Period Burr Yew Shaped Box

REF: 5408

A Regency Period Burr Yew Shaped Box

REF: 5408

Regency period burr yew shaped box, originally a tea caddy, now fitted shaped divisions. Exceptional colour and patina with rosewood crossbanding, bone inset escutcheon, standing on ball feet.

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  • Height 20.32 cm / 8 332"
  • Width 30.48 cm / 12 332"
  • Depth 15.24 cm / 6 332"
  • Period 1800-1849
  • Year c. 1810
  • Country England
  • Provenance The word Tea Caddy is believed to be derived from catty, the Chinese pound, equal to about a pound and a third avoirdupois. The earliest examples that came to Europe were of Chinese porcelain, and approximated in shape to the ginger-jar. They had lids or stoppers likewise of china, and were most frequently blue and white. Until about 1800 they were called tea canisters rather than caddies.