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SA845093

Alphonse Tahan Antique French Tea Caddy, C 1880

Price

£725 | $889 USD | €836 EUR
Item Number: SA845093
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Robert Belcher Antiques
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Description

This large Tea Caddy is made from oak with a warm rich colour and is mounted with classical bronze electrotype moulds to the front and traditional foliate and hunting scenes to the top which lifts to reveal a fitted interior with two foil lined compartments for tea. Made by Tahan of Paris and signed on the lock.
The top of the lock mechanism is marked: 'TAHAN PARIS'Alphonse Tahan (1830-1880) was the official ébéniste de l'Empereur or master cabinet maker to Emperor Napoleon III and his wife, the Empress Eugénie. Known for her beauty and impeccable taste, Empress Eugene enjoyed the reputation as a trendsetter and favored the workshop, Tahan. Tahan Fabricant was located at 30 Rue de La Paix from 1849 and subsequently from 1878 at Boulevard des Italiens. His work was exhibited at The London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855, and on both occasions were awarded medals. His work exhibits such quality and is in high demand by collectors and enthusiasts alike. Not only did he produce furniture, but also small articles, such as beautiful wooden boxes, fine bronze jewellery caskets, and tea caddies.
Robert Belcher Antiques is a high quality antiques shop, which also offers picture framing and restoration services. The company is based in Droitwich Spa, the medieval Worcestershire town made famous by salt production.
The business is run by husband and wife team, Robert and Wendy Belcher, and has been established since 1984. The show rooms are situated in a detached Georgian double fronted town house, which has a private forecourt for the benefit of customer parking.
The M5 motorway means access is convenient, as the show rooms are located only 3 miles off Junction 6. The business can be found half a mile prior to reaching Droitwich Spa town centre on the main A38 road. If using a SAT-NAV, please use the post code WR9 8AN.
Robert Belcher sources a range of interesting stock both nationally and internationally. The stock is always of a high quality and Robert prides himself on the authenticity and excellence of all items held for sale.
The business specialises in fine 18th century and early 19th century town furniture mainly in Walnut and Mahogany, which is displayed in the four showrooms. The showrooms also contain an interesting mix of rare objects and interesting, decorative items that would complement most collections or interiors.
Enquiries including payment, collection, postage or delivery can be made by contacting Robert Belcher Antiques on 07929011224 or 01905 772320. The business can also be contacted via email using: robertbelcherantiques@gmail.com
General shop opening days are Monday – Saturday, if making a special journey please feel free to contact the business in advance to confirm opening hours.


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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Dimensions

Height = 20 cm (7.9")
Width = 31 cm (12.2")
Depth = 18 cm (7.1")


Seller Details

Robert Belcher Antiques
128 Worcester Road
Droitwich Spa
Worcestershire
WR9 8AN
United Kingdom
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