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Tea Caddy

In the late 18th and early 19th century, Tea caddies were popular for storing tea. Tea was extremely expensive and therefore sparingly used. It was keep under lock and key in many wonderful containers. The larger varieties were known as tea chests. As tea grew cheaper there was less concern with the appearance of caddies, and as a result they fell out of use. Today we cherish the wonderfully made containers as decorative boxes.

Antique Claw Foot Box on OneKingsLane.com

Antique Claw Foot Box

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Antique 19thC Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy Box

Mocha Marbelized & Combed Creamware Tea Caddy Circa 1790

Fruit tea caddies, England, 19th century.

Partridge Wood Veneered Tea Caddy -c 1790

18th century English Wooden Tea Caddies

English Regency Penwork Tea Caddy

Samuel Wood - 1770 Sterling Tea Caddy, London

Joseph Angell II - 1872 Sterling Tea Caddy,London

John Emes - 1798 Sterling Tea Caddy, London

Chinese Export Enameled Tea Caddy Late 18th Century

Chinese Export Tea Caddy

tea caddies | eBay

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Exceptional Tortoise and Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy England C1810 Exceptional Tortoise and Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy, C1810, of rectangular form with skirted base; the hinged lid with Mother of Pearl and ivory inlay, the front also decorated with mother of pearl with two covered compartments and silver escutcheon, supported by bun feet, with working key and lock.

18th century tea caddy

18th century English Wooden Tea Caddies