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A Rare Folk Art Articulated Treen Cat Tea Caddy, Circa 1850.

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A Rare Folk Art Treen Articulated Cat Tea Caddy,

Circa 1850.


The wood box is in the form of a cat probably made of African Mahogany.  The back of the cat lifts to reveal a hollowed out interior.  The box can be locked with the original key.  The keyhole is in the form of a heart.


The box is articulated, so when the box is opened the tail also lifts and the two eyes swivel.


Dimensions: 18 inches from head to tail; Height: 7 1/2 inches, Depth: 4 inches.