An early 19th century blond tortoiseshell tea caddy. The pewter-strung hinged spreading rectangular cover, centred by a vacant white metal cartouche, enclosing two lidded divisions, the front of unusual ogee form with flared upper section and cavetto-moulded lower, on flared apron and brass ball feet, 7.5 x 4.5 x 6 high, (19.5cm x 11.5cm x 15cm).
Minor flaws to one corner of superstructure and two main corners of lid. Veneer loss base one hinge. Two corner losses to one internal cover. Otherwise general light wear commensurate wiith age and use.