Tea chest, Pieter Adolf Bruné, 1785

Tea chest, Pieter Adolf Bruné, 1785

silver (metal), h 9.4cm × w 11.0cm × d 7.0cm × w 352.0gr More details

Bruné was a brother-in-law of Christoffel Mittscherlich, the leading assistant of Johannes Schiotling. This chest contains three canisters, two for tea and one for mixing. Tea was expensive and tea chests were therefore often fitted with a lock. Here, the keyhole is covered by a small ribbon-shaped lock plate from which musical instruments are suspended.

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