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Lot 26

A 19th century tortoiseshell sarcophagus tea caddy, with inner lids and bun feet, width 18cm

Estimate £200 - £300 Sold for £400

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Box is in a well used condition with the hinges both unpined so the lid lifts off, the back of the box where one hinge has been chipped off, been broken off and will need repairing, the ivory button on one of the inner lids has been broken, and the tortoiseshell to both of them is cracked and chipped, there has been some repair to the base of the box and some sections of tortoiseshell is missing, some other minor surface chips and wear.