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Tole Tea Bin By Henrey Troemner, Philadelphia

America 1870

A very large chinoiserie decorated tea bin made by the Henry Troemner factory in the 2nd half of the 19th Century. It has a typical westernized Chinese theme in gold over a black ground. The inside of the lid is marked Henry Troemner, Maker, Philadelphia. I imagine because of its size it was used in a dry good store.

Troemner began manufacturing scales and all sorts of metal items in Philadelphia in the 1840s. The company has survived to this day and describes itself as “the world’s leading supplier of precision weights and mass calibration standards.” More information is available at https://www.troemner.com/company-overview/

Price

$600

Condition

Overall good antique condition. The back, bottom and interior have a modest amount of surface rust. The front retains most of its original surface as do the sides and top. There are multiple scratches and a few dings.

Measurements

23" H X 19" W X 19" D

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