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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.


Tea Caddy

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1820s Georgian Mahogany Tea Caddy

1820s Georgian Mahogany Tea Caddy

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Chinese Export Lacquered Tea Caddy. Carved feet, diamond shape escutcheon Circa 1820

Chinese Export Lacquered Tea Caddy With Carved Feet

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Chinese export lacquer decorated tea caddy ca.1800-1840. Melon form tea caddy containing two pewter tea canisters all on winged dragon feet, 8½”x8½”x6⅝”.

Chinese export lacquer decorated tea caddy

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Chinese Export Lacquered Tea Caddy. Carved feet, Circa 1800 - 1820

tea caddy chinese black lacquer and gold gilt paw feet hinged lid

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English Yew wood and Boxwood Stringing Tea Caddy

Antique Claw Foot Box on OneKingsLane.com

Antique Claw Foot Box

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Antique 19thC Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy Box

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Mocha Marbelized & Combed Creamware Tea Caddy Circa 1790

French 19th Century Chinoiserie Tea Caddy

French 19th Century Chinoiserie Tea Caddy | 1stdibs.com

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Chinese Lacquered box for tea.

English George III Tortoise Shell, Mother of Pearl & Ivory Tea Caddy c.1815

Fruit tea caddies, England, 19th century.

Tea Caddy - Calamander Wood. c. 1840

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Partridge Wood Veneered Tea Caddy -c 1790

18th century English Wooden Tea Caddies

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English Regency Penwork Tea Caddy

Tea Caddy 1770

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    dianne rosner

    Tea was such an expensive commodity it use to be kept under lock and key

Tea Caddy

Samuel Wood - 1770 Sterling Tea Caddy, London

Joseph Angell II - 1872 Sterling Tea Caddy,London

1788 silver tea caddy, by the great Hester Bateman. Love it.

John Emes - 1798 Sterling Tea Caddy, London

Chinese Export Enameled Tea Caddy Late 18th Century

Chinese Export Tea Caddy

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