Regency Tortoise Shell Veneered Tea Caddy with silver on copper mounts including ball finial and feet, escutcheon and oval monogram reserve; the hinged, domed lid, flat front and back, and canted corners with panels divided by silver line inlay. Interior with velvet lined lid and two compartments with remnants of old lining, possibly sharkskin. Retains key. 7 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W x 4 1/2" D. English, circa 1810. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with expected and scattered minor shrinkage, some wear to monogram, finial and feet, and a couple of very minor scattered losses, none longer than 1/4" and wider than 1/16". Losses and stains to interior lining. Retains key; lock functional.
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