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Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

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Late 18th Century English Antique Papier Mache Faux Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy, Circa 1780

  • Reference : 1768
  • Availability : Sold
  • Dimensions : Width at base 7 1/2" x Depth at base 4 5/8" x Height 4 3/4"
  • Price : ¬£Sold


Yes, this has its faults internally but with that said, it has the most wonderful surface skin hence, we had to acquire it!

A charming 18thC papier mache tea caddy painted in a scumble-type finish to resemble tortoiseshell.

English origin, circa 1780.

With single lid over a serpentine-front supported on original brass ball feet. The interior comprises two compartments.

Condtion - loss of foil lining to the interior lid.  Key also missing.  Whilst the interior has its original two lids and orginal brass handles to the same, the compartments have been lined with a 1950's floor covering!  Despite this, the exterior oozes all the charm of the period which it relates.

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