Antique Tea caddy - Mid-Late Victorian - Figured Mahogany? - For Restoration

This is a lovely mid Victorian Mahogany? tea caddy, the detailing suggests it might date a little earlier but I'm not 100% sure. Needs some light restoration as it has one or two very small knocks that will need repairing. No lifting of the veneer or warping between lid and base. Both parts of the lock housing look sound but there is no key. Approximate measurements are 12"x7"x6" The inner compartments have no lids and look like they may have been added at a later date though the work is sensitive and well executed. The ball feet at the front differ from the two at the back which have Oriental inscriptions, this looks like a contemporary change done at a similar time to when the Caddy was made see photograph 10. The escutcheon looks original as is in good order. The patination is good though could be made even more attractive if some of the heavy lacquer work was lifted a little. A beautiful caddy in need of light restoration. I know little about items like these so if you have any questions whether visual or literary please contact me prior to bidding and I will do my best to answer them. Thank you for your interest and good luck in the bidding process.

Returns I accept returns that are based upon the visual and literary description I have provided anything other than this I will consider as irrelevant. Please be reasonable

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