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Eighteenth- and early 19th-century tea caddies were sometimes made of wood. Some were shaped like apples or pears. These have been reproduced. The old ones may have cracks because wood shrinks with age. They should have a plug in the middle of the bottom and most have a lock, too.

 

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#2 A photo would have been very useful.AuroraJade 2012-02-02 07:54
I agree, with Maggiesue, I also find it frustrating when there is no photo to go with a description of an item. I know many things are easily recognized in the antique world, but some are a bit more obscure.
Still love Kovels! But would love to have an accompanying photo with mentions such as these.
#1 tea caddiesmaggiesue 2012-02-01 15:31
It is frustrating not to see a pic of the subject you are writing about

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