An early 19th century sycamore four-tier 'Sussex' spice towerCirca 1820
Lot 75
An early 19th century sycamore four-tier 'Sussex' spice towerCirca 1820
Sold for £250 (US$ 418) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
19 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19896
Lot Details
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

Footnotes

  • 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.'
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