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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 19thC Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy Box

Mocha Marbelized & Combed Creamware Tea Caddy Circa 1790

French 19th Century Chinoiserie Tea Caddy

Chinese Lacquered box for tea.

Fruit tea caddies, England, 19th century.

Tea Caddy - Calamander Wood. c. 1840

Partridge Wood Veneered Tea Caddy -c 1790

18th century English Wooden Tea Caddies

English Regency Penwork Tea Caddy

Tea Caddy 1770

  • dianne rosner

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

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

~ Tiffany Sterling Silver Antique Tea Caddy ~

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.

Chippendale Tea Caddy, circa 1760

18th century tea caddy

18th century English Wooden Tea Caddies

English Fruit Shaped Tea Caddies -1780 -1800