Extraordinary antique early 19th century French triple tea caddy box. Appears to be rosewood decorated with satinwood inlay, including the word ‘The’ French for tea, the front with a diamond shaped cartouche. Retains a working lock and key. Opening to reveal a red velvet and satin lined fitted interior. Housing three porcelaine de paris tea canisters. The trio comprises of two stoppered tea canisters and a lidded container perhaps for housing sugar or ideal for creating a melange with tea leaves out of the other two bottles. Each of rectangular form with canted corners. All three porcelain canisters hand painted with portraits of figures in colorful country dress. Enhanced with gold gilt painted scrolling leaves and vines as well as vibrant blue scrolled accents on a subtle peach colored ground. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. Some scratches/scuffing to the wood surface at the front and lid, the back of the caddy with touch-up repairs to the inlay as shown. No chips or cracks to the porcelain tea canisters. Tea caddy measures 10 7/8” length x 5 ¼” width x 6 ½” tall. The porcelain tea canisters measures 5 1/8" height x 3 5/8" length x 2 3/4" width.