English Regency Inlaid Mahogany Teapoy Antique Side Table c. 1825(167 views)
ENGLISH REGENCY INLAID MAHOGANY TEAPOY
Item # 411JEI15
A finely crafted object, this antique English Regency Teapoy is a complex little table. The rectangular top features a raised central panel framed with beaded molding around an inlaid star of alternating ebony and satinwood inlays, the lower edges of the lid bevelled. It lifts over original brass hinges to reveal a handsomely fitted interior with two rectangular wells on either side flanking circular wells with very crisply carved lids; all aspects of the interior are entirely original. The carcass of the teapoy is crafted with glowing mahogany veneers, the lower edge finished with an enlarged beaded molding, the entire box raised over a tapering column affixed to the underside with a bevelled brace retaining it's original steel screws. The column sinks through the triform base with large tenons, surrounded at the joint with large carved teardrop molding. The entire table rests over neat bun feet. Tea was a valuable commodity and one of importance in a proper English household of the period - as such, it was necessary to control the access to teas in the home and make sure they were rationed according to the budget of the home. Teapoys and tea caddies were a facet of the majority of homes during the 18th and early 19th centuries. The overall composition of this piece is particularly pleasing though, having been finely inlaid and embellished with intricate graduations of beaded molding throughout, the interior being of impeccable craftsmanship and the overall form remaining light and unimposing. It would serve most commonly today as an exceptional side table, though other interesting applications could certainly be imagined. Preserved with almost untouched originality, this is a piece you will certainly cherish in your home for a lifetime.
Surface is well preserved with a wonderful color throughout; veneer loss to front right corner of the lid with an old age crack in the front bevel of the lid. Loss to beading around base on one side. Minor abrasions and cracking to veneer throughout. Untouched interior, retaining all original lids, hinges, lock and lining - no key. Early but not original finish under shellac and wax. Slightly out of plumb, though barely noticeable. An absolutely gorgeous piece with untouched structure and very well preserved originality.
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Notes: $145 shipping to most locations in the Continental U.S. Shipment may be via common freight carrier (10-15 business days) or by FedEx/UPS depending on dimensions. A lift-gate (for common freight carrier) is available upon request for an additional $65. Please review all shipping notes for details. (Shipping code 100)
Dimensions: 18 1/4" W (toe to toe) x approximately 17" D x 31 1/4" H
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