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A George III Harewood Tea Caddy

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A George III harewood teacaddy, the facing canted sides inlaid with columns, the front and lid with bats' wing paterae, these respective panels cross-banded with kingwood. Two further sides inlaid with yew wood ovals, inside a mahogany lid and purchase receipt from Charles Stewart, Wigmore Street, London, 1971.

Harewood is initially silvery-gray in colour and produced by the process of boiling English sycamore veneer in a solution of ferrous (iron) sulfate. From the 17th century, the roots of sycamore trees were treated with ferrous sulphate for several years to induce the grey colouring "naturally".

w.4 5/8 in x d.3 3/4 in x h.4 3/8 in

Item Code: 1703

£ 1650

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