1880s Wooden Tea Cabinet by Clark

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DETAILS

A rare English Marquetry tea cabinet made by Alfred Clark of 20 Old Bond Street, London. The cabinet was made for the Chinese tea producer Tuck Loong to present tea samples. The tea samples were mostly flower teas which open when put into hot water. Circa 1880s. The marquetry is made up of different wood to represent tea leaves, flowers and a butterfly.

The back of the box is the only side where its written in English:
Season 1887×1888, Choicest, Double, Scented Caper, CPA (in a heart shape), N*17, Tuck Loong.

The interior comprises five trays stacked on top of each to look like set of drawers.

Dimensions: Height: 13.19 in. (33.5 cm)Width: 12.21 in. (31 cm)Depth: 12.21 in. (31 cm)

BRAND

Clark

DIMENSIONS (cm)

31 x 31 x 33.5

YEAR

1900

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