Antique Black Lacquered Tea Caddy/Chest Abalone/ Mother Of Pearl Intricate Work. Our best guess is this piece was made in England.
Unusual the amount of work that went into the entire box, including the back, inside, and feet. The bottom shows very little wear. Papier mache used in the design.
One issue: on the inside left above the hinge a splinter of wood has come off. The splinter is with the case. There is a picture showing the spot without the splinter as well as a picture with the splinter put into place.The repair should be easy but I usually stay away from repairs. Measures approximately 14-1/2 at the widest part, 6-1/2 tall, and 8 front to back. Please look closely at the pictures as they are part of the description. Take care and stay safe. The item "Antique Black Lacquered Tea Caddy/Chest Abalone/ Mother Of Pearl Intricate Work" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tea Caddies". The seller is "dadxs5" and is located in Pikesville, Maryland.
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