William Francis Brown      

                 Fine Furniture


       I.  Sheraton Tea Caddy

  • Figured Walnut primary wood
  • Shell patterae inlays
  • Rope edging
  • Shop-made inlay and bandings
  • Two dovetailed tiger maple tea boxes with intricate inlay, tin lining, and ebony edging
  • Ogee bracket style feet
  •  Working lockset and 2 keys
  • Lion ring pulls, hand forged in England

II. Curly Cherry Tea Caddy

Sheraton Period - early 1800's

Inlay:  curly maple, ebony, holly, kingwood, pear, many others.


  • Curly cherry primary wood.
  • My own design utilizing period motifs.  I've not seen the striped cove done before - it was tricky to execute.
  • 12 different woods for the home-made bandings and inlays.
  • Traditional tin-lined inner boxes for tea leaf preservation.
  • Rope banded edging of Holly and Peruvian Walnut.
  • French polished shellac and wax finish.

Special orders accepted

  • Prices range from $4,100 - 6,000 depending on accessories, detail, & ornamentation.  I can help design one to your liking.

Here's how I made it.......