Lot 402: THREE GEORGE III MAHOGANY, WALNUT AND SATINWOOD PARQUETRY AND MARQUETRY-INLAID TEA CADDIES, LATE EIGHTEENTH - EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY.
25 October 2016
Portsmouth, NH, USALive Auction
Description: Each fitted with two covered compartments, two of sarcophagus form and with traces of a foil-lined interior, the first inlaid with a heart-shaped escutcheon, the lozenge-shaped panel on the cover engraved with the script initials "H.H.;" the second inlaid with flowers and foliage, mother-of-pearl escutcheon and medallion on the cover; the third rectangular, inlaid on the cover and front with a shell patera. Length of first 9 1/8 inches.