An early 19th century sycamore four-tier 'Sussex' spice tower
Circa 1820 Having a turned flat cover over four screw-threaded circular sections with printed scroll-ended labels for 'NUTMEGS', 'GINGER', 'CINNAMON' and 'ALL-SPICE', 19cm high
Literature: See Edward H. Pinto, Treen and Other Wooden Bygones (1985), pl. 141 C and pp. 143 - 4, where he states, 'Sussex spice boxes of sycamore, formed as a column of boxes which screw into each other, were actually made over the border at Tunbridge, Kent. Each compartment is labelled and the clue to dating is in the labelling and finishing...Regency examples, such as C, are printed on scrolled labels.'