Rare Colonial Williamsburg Don Works Mahogany Octagonal Tea Caddy


Rare Colonial Williamsburg Don Works Mahogany   Octagonal Tea Caddy

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Rare Colonial Williamsburg Don Works Mahogany Octagonal Tea Caddy :
$350


HERE IS A RARE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE AP 101 TEA CADDY MADE AT THE FIVE POINTS CABINET SHOP BY DON WORKS IN WILLIAMSBURG CA 1945-55. THE SHOP WAS LOCATED ABOUT 4 MILES FROM THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG RESTORED AREA, THE DON WORKS SHOP MADE ALL THE REPRODUCTION WOODEN WARE FOR COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG'S RESTORATION PROGRAM UNTIL MERGING WITH VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS. VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS SADLY IS NOW OUT OF BUSINESS. THE ORIGINAL ANTIQUE CADDY IN THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG COLLECTION WAS ENGLISH CA 1760. THE PIECE IS IDENTICAL EXCEPT THE ORIGINAL WAS MAHOGANY VENEER. THIS PIECE IS SOLID BRAZILIAN MAHOGANY. AND IS MADE OF 25 HAND CUT AND HAND FINISHED PIECES. ALMOST PRISTINE. THE OUTSIDE HAS NO SCRATCHES, FADING , REPAIRS, OR MARS TO THE FINISH THERE ARE A COUPLE OF VERY VERY SMALL MARKS COMMENSURATE WITH AGE BUT DO NOT DETRACT SEE PICS. BOTTOM HAS SOME LIGHT SCRATCHES. THE INSIDE IS ALSO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION EXCEPT THAT THE FOIL LINING HAS SOME OXIDIZING AS EXPECTED BUT NO RIPS OR TEARS, ALSO COMMENSURATE WITH THE AGE OF THIS PIECE (OVER 50 YEARS OLD). MEASURES 4 3/4 HIGH 61/4" DIAMETER. LOCK WORKS BUT NO KEY. KEY CAN BE PROCURED AT ANY GOOD LOCKSMITH. THE BAIL HANDLE AND ESCUTCHEON ARE HAND CAST BRASS MADE AT THE GEDDY FOUNDRY IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG. SOME TARNINSH AS EXPECTED. BRANDED ON THE BOTTOM WITH THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG LOGO . SEE MY OTHER DON WORKS AND WILLIAMSBURG CABINET SHOP ITEMS I HAVE LISTED IN MY store.

Rare Colonial Williamsburg Don Works Mahogany Octagonal Tea Caddy :
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