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Tea Caddy
Tea Caddy

Tea caddy is the name for a small box made to hold tea leaves. In the eighteenth century, tea was very expensive and it was stored under lock and key. The first tea caddies were made with locks. By the nineteenth century, tea was more plentiful and the tea caddy was larger. Often there were two sections, one for green tea, one for black tea. Tea caddies were made of porcelain, silver, or, for the less well-to-do, painted tin. 

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 Tea CaddyHunter Shooting, Dog, Papier-Mache, England, c.1850, 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyLacquer Black, Gilt, Loop Handles, Garden Scenes, 8 x 13 3/8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyLacquer Gilt Birds, Flowers, Butterflies, Insects, Engraved, Chinese, 8 x 13 x 10 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyLacquer Tea Trade Scenes, Gilt, Red, Blue, Brass Bail Handles, China,1840, 6 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
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 Tea CaddyMahogany Brass Mounted, Handle, Bracket Feet, George II, 7 x 10 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahogany Fitted Interior, Regency, Lion Mask, Loop Handles, c.1805, 6 1/2 x 12 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
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 Tea CaddyMahogany Inlay, 1800-50, 6 1/2 x 12 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
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 Tea CaddyMother-Of-Pearl Ebonized, Inlay, Leaves, Hinged, 4 5/8 x 7 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyPapier-Mache Flowers, Gilt, Black Ground, Fitted Interior, 8 1/2 x 15 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyPenwork Neoclassical, Gilt Brass Handles, Paw Feet, c.1810, 5 x 11 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyPine Dovetailed, 2 Silver Trays, Red, Black, 19th Century, 12 x 14 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
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 Tea CaddyRococo Style Hand Chased, Figures, Courting Scenes, Germany, 1800s, 4 1/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyRosewood Coffin Shape, Plaque Top, Inlaid Ivory Lock, Ball Feet, England, c.18202016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddySatinwood George III, Shell Inlay, Double Compartment, 5 x 7 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddySatinwood George III, Shell Inlay, Urn, Foil Lined, 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price


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