Roger Gasson - Marquetry

Roger Gasson

Tea Caddy Revival. I restore old caddies to a high standard.

During the Georgian and much of Victorian periods tea was very expensive. So when bought it was stored in tea caddies. These were lockable boxes often with two or three internal compartments. They were often very desirable especially when veneered in exotic woods. They come in a variety of styles including Tunbridge Ware.
Many have been long neglected. Often the inner compartments have been removed and they have been stored in poor conditions causing their finishes to deteriorate. They have sometimes b
For some considerable time I have been restoring these to a high standard and when they cannot be maintained as caddies I have transformed them into desirable jewellery or trinket boxes. As they are small many can be displayed on a table top. Their restoration involves many craft skills including intricate carpentry, wood finishing and repair of marquetry.

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Roger Gasson

Horsham, West Sussex