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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 CaddyTortoiseshell Coffin Shape, 8-Sided, Cinched, 2 Compartments, England, 6 x 7 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwood Pear Shape, Stem, Carved, Tinned Paper Lining, Lock & Key, 1800s, 6 1/2 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyInlay Banded Top, Herringbone, Satinwood Trim, 8-Sided, c.1790, 4 1/2 x 6 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyMahogany Inlay, Fan Corners, Checker Banded Top, 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwood Pear Shape, Carved, Stem, Lock & Key, Tinned Paper Lining, 6 1/2 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyBurl Brass Paw Feet, Coffin Shape, Regency, 1800s, 29 x 16 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay, George III, Gilt, Incised, c.1800, 7 x 9 1/2 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyQuillwork George III, 6-Sided, Flowers, Gilt Loop Handle, c.1800, 5 x 7 1/2 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Bowfront, Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay, Flowers, England, c.1835, 6 x 7 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshell 2 Compartments, Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay, c.1885, 6 x 7 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyRosewood Inlaid Geometrics, 3 Compartments, Wood Ring Handles, 6 x 12 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwood Apple Shape, Oval Escutcheon, George III, c.1790, 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwood Pear Shape, Open Interior, Georgian, 1800s, 6 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwood Pear Shape, Steel Escutcheon, England, c.1790, 6 1/2 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyMahogany Hinged Lid, Inlay, Compartments, England, c.1810, 5 x 8 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyMahogany Quillwork, 6-Sided, Medallions, Cornucopia, c.1790, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyMahogany Regency, Inlay, Hinged Lid, Fitted Interior, c.1810, 4 3/4 x 5 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyMother-Of-Pearl Haliotis, Georgian, Compartments, 1800s, 6 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyPorcelain Blue & White, Flowers, Butterflies, Chinese Stamp, 5 3/4 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyLacquerChinese Life Scenes, Compartments, Paktong & Ivory Fitted Lids, Chinese, 8 x 14 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshellRegency, Rounded Corners, 2 Compartments, Brass Ball Feet, 4 1/2 x 6 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwoodApple Shape, 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwoodApple Shape, Foil Lined, Hinged Lid, England, 1800s, 4 1/4 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwoodApple Shape, Metal Escutcheon, Foil Lining, George III, c.1800, 4 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshellBanded Lip, Compartments, Ivory Feet, c.1815, 4 x 6 3/4 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price


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