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This one is a great price because it's a bit rough. But if you're not put off by a caddy showing its age (200 years now), and you've always wanted to own one of these old English caddies with double removable hinged wells, it's really a fun antique. There would have been a crystal or cut glass center mixing bowl. You can see the round fitting between the wells. That is missing now, and also the key is no longer in the old working lock. We always try our spares to see if we can match one up and if we do locate one, we'll annotate the listing but at this moment, no key. It is a good sized 12.5" long, other measurements noted on our photos for your review.
Good condition for age and type, you can see it's not a perfect specimen. It has age showing as slight bend to the bronze paw footed legs, and the wood on the top of the caddy has an old age split, some rise at back corners that seem almost as if it was at one time water-soaked or something. The lighter wood edging is still beautiful where not impacted, however. Perhaps it was heat? Survived a fire in some war or other? We can't know the history nor what caused the few imperfections, but it's a very old one, still nicely preserved red paper interior that is the old original, so perhaps it was heat that expanded the old wood? Look it over closely. I see my photographer missed a full-on top photo and we'll add that very soon. Love the very Old English feel of it, and just know you will, as well. Priced according to its condition. One to love for centuries to come.
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