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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 CaddyFruitwoodPear Shape, George III, c.1810, 6 1/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyFruitwoodPear Shape, Orange Shaded, George III, c.1780, 5 5/8 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyGiltBlack Lacquer, Figural Panels, Flower Borders, Pewter Canisters, Chinese, c.1850, 9 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyJapanCanted Corners, Gold Figural Panels, 5 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyLacquerBlack, Gilt, Allover Figures, Scrolls, Flowers, Paw Feet, Chinese, c.1820, 7 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyLacquerFigural Landscape, Rectangular, Fitted Pewter Interior, Chinese, c.1820, 9 3/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyLacquerGilt, Figural Reserves, Leaf Borders, Lobed, Hinged, Winged Dragon Feet, c.19002014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyBarber Pole Inlay, Bail Handle, Rosette, Diamond Shape Escutcheon, c.1815, 5 1/2 x 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyBombe Shape, Barber Pole Inlay, Brass Bail Handle, England, c.1800, 6 x 10 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyCoffin Shape, Ivory Knobs, Bun Feet, Lion's Head Pulls, William IV, c.1835, 7 x 12 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyCoffin Shape, Regency, c.1810, 6 3/4 x 12 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyCoffin Shape, String Inlay, Brass Pull, Ball Feet, England, Regency, 1800s, 6 x 11 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyDome Lid, England, c.1840, 6 x 7 3/4 x 4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyFlower & Matchstick Inlays, George III, c.1800, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyHinged Lid, Fitted Interior, Bracket Feet, Victorian, England, 9 3/4 x 5 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyHinged Lid, Veneer, Inlaid, Crossbanded, Fans, Kite Shape Escutcheon, c.1800, 4 5/8 x 10 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyInlaid Stringing, 2 Compartments, Drawer, Turned Legs, Regency Style, c.1890, 24 x 17 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyInlays, George III, c.1770, 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyLeaf Inlays, George III, 4 1/2 x 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyLozenge Shape Escutcheon, Brass Ball & Claw Feet, Regency, c.1815, 5 x 8 3/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyMarquetry, Flowers, Rope Twist Borders, George III, c.1900, 4 1/2 x 7 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyPatera Inlays, George III, 6 x 9 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganySatinwood, Conch Shell Inlay, Fitted Interior, George III, c.1780, 5 x 9 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyShell Inlaid Oval Panels, Fitted Interior, 5 x 9 7/8 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyMahoganyStepped Lid, Brass Hardware, Georgian, c.1865, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price


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