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Regency Tortoiseshell Bombe Shaped Tea Chest


Regency Tortoiseshell Bombe Shaped Tea Chest

Impressive large tortoiseshell tea chest with pagoda top, silver stringing, vacant initial plate and escutcheon. Standing on four turned ivory bun feet upon a inverted flared plinth.

The interior of this rather elegant tea chest features ivory facing and its original a red silk velvet lining and houses two removable hinged tea caddies with tortoiseshell lids, flanking its magnificent lead crystal cut glass sugar bowl.

The regency tortoiseshell tea chest comes with a key and fully working lock which when turned anti clockwise it locks, and clockwise to open.

The front tortoiseshell panel has a small bubble imperfection underneath the escutcheon towards the flared base. (see pictures). Please do not let this minor defect put you off this magnificent regency tortoiseshell tea chest.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office. Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £65
US £85
Rest of the World £130

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Age C. 1815
Dimensions Width 12.50 in  (31.75 cm)   Depth 6.50 in  (16.51 cm)  
Height 8 in  (20.32 cm)