A delightful rolled paper tea caddy from the late eighteenth century that was in a bit of a sorry state.
Many of the paper rolls were water-damaged or missing altogether. These were consolidated and replaced but, although the paper would have been part gilded and more brightly coloured originally, it was agreed to carry out a largely conservation approach.
Paper and Gilt Oval Tea Caddy, late 18thC. This caddy had been badly discoloured by age, dirt and foxing.
Images show rear and lid before and after treatment