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Pair of Chased Brass Tea Caddies
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A pair of chased brass tea caddies  A very attractive pair of caddies, they are square and have an eastern look to the decoration The are 4” square and 6” high TGB400.   
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Early 20th Century Anglo Raj Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

  • Pair of Chased Brass Tea Caddies
  • Antique Pair of Chased Brass Tea Caddies
  • Pair of Chased Brass Tea Caddies
  • Antique Pair of Chased Brass Tea Caddies
H 15 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Rare Set of 3 Georgian Tea Caddies by Emick Romer
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Rare set of 3 Georgian tea caddies by Emick Romer circa 1770. Stunning set of tea caddies, which are rare to find in their original set of 3. Made by Norwegian silversmith Emic...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Large Floor Sized Victorian Period Tin Tea Caddies, 19th C
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of large floor sized Victorian period tin tea caddies, hopper, box bulk tea bins. Original black lacquer and hand painting has wear. Slanted Lids are original. Work beauti...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Tin

Papier-Mâché Tea Caddie /1850 with Floral and Foliate Designs with Black Ground
Located in Houston, TX
Exquisite quality with exceptional workmanship and art. Floral designs are painted on all Sides of this tea caddie. It sits on bracketed feet. Provenance: the estate of Mrs. Henry F...
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Mid-19th Century British Antique Tea Caddies

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Paper

Set of 3 Antique Silver Gilt Tea Caddies 1903-1906 Boxes
By Sebastian Henry Garrard
Located in London, GB
A set of three impressive solid Silver Tea Caddies decorated with ornated chased designs on the body and foot. Each has a chased push fit lid topped with a lovely berry and leaf fini...
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19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

Pair of George III Cased Tea Caddies, London, 1793, William Frisbee
By William Frisbee 1
Located in London, GB
The Faulkbourne hall cased tea caddies. An important and very unusual pair of George III tea caddies made in London in 1793 by William Frisbee, all contained within a contemporary ve...
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1790s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Ebonised Urn Tea Caddie
Located in London, GB
An unusual mid nineteenth century ebonised tea caddy in the form of an urn, supported on a turned foot, with bone finial and escutcheon.
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

19th Century Georgian Silver Chinoiserie Tea Caddies, J & J Angell
By Joseph Angell & Son
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th century Georgian exceptional rococo style solid silver pair of tea caddies, of rectangular form, profusely embossed in the chinoiserie style, the panels depicting c-scro...
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1830s English Rococo Antique Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Ebony and Coconut Tea Caddies
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique Anglo Indian pair of tea caddies with silvered metal tops having elephant handles over coconut bowls above carved ebony elephants with bone tusks and eyes.
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Antique Tea Caddies

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Coconut

  • Pair of Ebony and Coconut Tea Caddies
  • Antique Pair of Ebony and Coconut Tea Caddies
  • Pair of Ebony and Coconut Tea Caddies
  • Antique Pair of Ebony and Coconut Tea Caddies
H 12 in. W 9 in. D 5.5 in.
Antique George II Sterling Silver Tea Caddies
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A magnificent, fine and impressive pair of antique Georgian English sterling silver tea caddies - boxed; an addition to our silver teaware collection These magnificent, fine and i...
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1750s British George II Antique Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Antique Georgian English Sterling Silver Tea Caddies by Ebenezer Coker
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine matched pair of English 18th century tea caddies. In sterling silver. Marked for Ebenezer Coker, London, and 1758. Having central cartouches bearing an engraved heraldic ba...
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Mid-18th Century Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

Amazing & Rare Rosewood English Regency Standing Tea Caddie Side Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Delightful 19th century English antique Regency style tea caddie on shapely columnar stand and four fantastic paw feet. When lid is lifted, there are four nifty sections for tea or w...
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19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Rosewood

19th Century Unique Pair of Shell Inlaid Black Lacquer Big Chinese Tea Caddies
Located in Brea, CA
19th century unique pair of shell Inlaid black lacquer big Chinese tea caddies with Bail handles two sides ,each with hinged lid reversing to a mother-of-pearl inlaid decoration and ...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Tea Caddies

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Lacquer

18th Century 1750 Georgian Sterling Silver Set of Two Tea Caddies
By Samuel Taylor
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Georgian English sterling silver tea caddies; an addition to our silver teaware collection. These exceptional antique George II...
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Mid-18th Century English George II Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Three Mahogany and Inlaid Wood Tea Caddy, Priced Per Tea Caddy
Located in Buchanan, MI
Three mahogany and inlaid wood tea caddy. Consisting of an inlaid tea caddy. Together with two additional mahogany tea caddies height 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 4 2/5".   
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19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

Pair of Hand Painted Porcelain Tea Caddies with Floral and Bamboo Motifs
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of antique Chinese hexagonal form hand painted Porcelain tea caddies with floral and bamboo motifs. Each is beautifully hand painted on porcelain with a rich brown g...
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1890s Chinese Chinese Export Antique Tea Caddies

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Porcelain

Antique 20th Century Korean 99. Silver Pair of Tea Caddies with Enamelled Butter
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique 20th century Korean 99. Silver pair of tea caddies with enamelled butterflies Made in Korea, 20th century Hallmarked to base silver 99. Approx dimensions: Size: 6...
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Early 20th Century Korean Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver

Fine Antique Regency Brass Inlaid Rosewood Tea Caddy
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine antique Regency inlaid brass rosewood tea caddy having a spectacular inlaid brass top and carved moulded rosewood edge, lift up lid opening to reveal a fitted interior with the ...
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19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Rosewood

Rosewood 18th Century Oblong Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very attractive late 18th century rosewood oblong shaped tea caddy with satinwood strung mouldings, original brass hinges and working key  (Tea was a precious commodity in the...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Rosewood

  • Rosewood 18th Century Oblong Tea Caddy
  • Rosewood 18th Century Oblong Tea Caddy
  • Rosewood 18th Century Oblong Tea Caddy
  • Rosewood 18th Century Oblong Tea Caddy
H 5.5 in. W 5 in. D 3.5 in.
Early 19th Century Regency Burr Yew Tea Caddy
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 19th century Regency burr yew tea caddy, circa 1820. Quite possibly one of the best tea caddies we have ever had in stock. Sarcophagus form shape beautifully made from burr ...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Yew

  • Early 19th Century Regency Burr Yew Tea Caddy
  • Early 19th Century Regency Burr Yew Tea Caddy
  • Early 19th Century Regency Burr Yew Tea Caddy
  • Early 19th Century Regency Burr Yew Tea Caddy
H 7.5 in. W 13.75 in. D 7.5 in.
18th-19th Century Fruit Wood Coco Georgian to Victorian Tea Caddy Centerpiece LA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Very rare 19th century George III to Victorian coco nut “Coco de Mer” palm nut tea caddy on a stand surrounded by Brass columns and chains. The brass on the Nut itself is exquisite a...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Georgian 18th Century Rosewood Square Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An attractive and well figured, late 18th century Square rosewood tea caddy having boxwood Stringing and key escutcheon with original brass Hinges to lid and working lock and key ...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Rosewood

Georgian 18th Century Satinwood Oval Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An attractive George III period satinwood oval Tea caddy having ebonised strung decoration and Hinged lid enclosing two divisions with fully Working lock and key ( Tea of cours...
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Late 18th Century English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Satinwood

Georgian Mahogany Oblong Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Good Quality 18th Century Georgian Mahogany Oblong Tea Caddy Having Well Figured & Inlaid  Hinged Lid Enclosing Original Paper Lined Interior With Original Solid Lead Lid (Te...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

  • Georgian Mahogany Oblong Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Mahogany Oblong Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Mahogany Oblong Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Mahogany Oblong Tea Caddy
H 4.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Chippendale Tea Caddy, c1770
Located in valatie, NY
Chippendale tea caddy, c1770, burl veneered mahogany paneled front and sides with cross banded border raised on original ball and claw cast brass feet. The two interior compartments,...
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Late 18th Century English Chippendale Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

  • Chippendale Tea Caddy, c1770
  • Chippendale Tea Caddy, c1770
  • Chippendale Tea Caddy, c1770
  • Chippendale Tea Caddy, c1770
H 6.75 in. W 13 in. D 5.75 in.
18th Century Georgian Yew Wood Octagonal Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A charming George III period 18th century yew wood octagonal tea caddy having attractive chequered strung decoration throughout and hinged top enclosing lidded divisions with full...
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Late 18th Century English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Yew

Georgian 18th Century Antique Mahogany Octagonal Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An attractive George III period 18th century mahogany octagonal shaped tea caddy having banded and strung decoration and lidded interior with two divisions with fully working loc...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

Georgian 18th Century Burr Yew Wood Octagonal Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A delightful George III period, late 18th century Burr yew wood octagonal shaped tea caddy Having charming inlaid decoration, including Conch shells, and hinged lid enclosing lidd...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Other

Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Period Tea Caddy
Located in Forney, TX
A handsome, over 260 year old English Chippendale period mahogany tea caddy. Handcrafted in the mid 18th century, having a rectangular form, figured mahogany with beautiful color and...
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Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Tiny Regency Partridgewood Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A charming and extremely rare Regency period 19th century partridge wood tea caddy, of incredibly small proportions, having elegant pagoda shaped top enclosing lined interior raised ...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Other

  • Tiny Regency Partridgewood Tea Caddy
  • Tiny Regency Partridgewood Tea Caddy
  • Tiny Regency Partridgewood Tea Caddy
  • Tiny Regency Partridgewood Tea Caddy
H 4 in. W 5.75 in. D 3 in.
Georgian Walnut Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very fine George II period 18th century burr walnut tea caddy having superbly figured top with original brass swan neck handle enclosing divided interior, with cross banded and her...
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Early 18th Century English George II Antique Tea Caddies

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Walnut

  • Georgian Walnut Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Walnut Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Walnut Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Walnut Tea Caddy
H 5.75 in. W 10 in. D 7.25 in.
18th Century Georgian Period English Mahogany Inlaid Tea Caddy
Located in Forney, TX
Beloved for its aesthetic beauty and exceptionally high quality, Georgian period furniture and decoration are arguably the most sought after and enduring pieces in British history. T...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Ebony, Mahogany, Satinwood

1890s Antique Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
This exceptional antique Russian silver tea caddy has a cuboid shaped form with rounded shoulders. The surface of this silver tea caddy has a matte textured finish and is embellis...
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1890s Russian Other Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver

Pair of English Silver Chinoiserie Tea-Caddies, Mid 19th Century Roccoco Style
By Joseph Angell I & John Angell I 1
Located in Montreal, QC
This noble pair are the product of the workshop of Joseph Angell, 1 and II. They are carefully copied from others made in the "tea-picker" pattern by the great Hugenot silversmith Pa...
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1840s English Rococo Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver

George III Tea Caddy
Located in Dallas, TX
A George III rectangular form green tortoiseshell and bone tea caddy with canted corners. The interior with two lidded compartments one for green tea and one for black. Circa 1750s.
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18th Century English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Bone, Tortoise Shell

  • George III Tea Caddy
  • George III Tea Caddy
  • George III Tea Caddy
  • George III Tea Caddy
H 4.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 4 in.
Country Oak and Mahogany Late Georgian Tea Caddy, TEA in Satinwood
Located in Port Chester, NY
A small splendid Georgian tea caddy with TEA inlaid in satinwood. Both the oak box and the inlaid mahogany bands are in very good condition. The interior has its original compartment...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany, Oak

Quillwork Tea Caddy
Located in Stamford, CT
Pointed coiled paper oval tea caddy, circa 1800. Made by a student named Mary Hammond from Miss Miles School. Artist-signed. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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19th Century Antique Tea Caddies

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Paper

  • Quillwork Tea Caddy
  • Quillwork Tea Caddy
  • Quillwork Tea Caddy
  • Quillwork Tea Caddy
H 5.00 in. W 7.50 in. D 3.50 in.
Silver Tea Caddy
By E.G. Webster & Sons
Located in Manchester, MA
Antique silver plated tea caddy with high reliefs of a village scene surrounding the entire body of the tea caddy, illustrating musicians, dancers, taverner, a group socializing and ...
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1890s American Dutch Colonial Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver Plate

  • Silver Tea Caddy
  • Silver Tea Caddy
  • Silver Tea Caddy
  • Silver Tea Caddy
H 3.5 in. W 3 in. D 2.25 in.
Georgian Bombe' Form Tea Caddy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely fine and rare form. The caddy is generously scaled and exquisitely inlaid with mother - of - pearl florals with birds. Interior lids are original.
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19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Mother-of-Pearl, Tortoise Shell, Velvet, Wood

  • Georgian Bombe' Form Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Bombe' Form Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Bombe' Form Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Bombe' Form Tea Caddy
H 6.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Georgian Parquetry Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very attractive George III period satinbirch wood tea caddy with elegant specimen wood parquetry inlaid decoration to top and further tunbridge ware inlaid decoration throughout ha...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Birch, Satinwood

  • Georgian Parquetry Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Parquetry Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Parquetry Tea Caddy
  • Georgian Parquetry Tea Caddy
H 4.5 in. W 8.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Large Regency Tea Caddy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and important caddy design with an undulating front featuring alternating panels of mother -of- pearl and tortoise. Superior quality and workmanship.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Tortoise Shell, Mother-of-Pearl, Velvet, Wood

  • Large Regency Tea Caddy
  • Large Regency Tea Caddy
  • Large Regency Tea Caddy
  • Large Regency Tea Caddy
H 5 in. W 8 in. D 5 in.
Mahogany Chippendale Tea Caddy
Located in Charleston, SC
Mahogany Chippendale tea caddy.
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1780s European Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

  • Mahogany Chippendale Tea Caddy
  • Mahogany Chippendale Tea Caddy
  • Mahogany Chippendale Tea Caddy
  • Mahogany Chippendale Tea Caddy
H 5.5 in. W 9 in. D 5.5 in.
Rococo Pewter Tea Caddy
Located in Copenhagen, K
Very beautiful Rococo pewter tea caddy with lion on the lid.
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Late 18th Century Danish Rococo Antique Tea Caddies

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Pewter

  • Rococo Pewter Tea Caddy
  • Rococo Pewter Tea Caddy
  • Rococo Pewter Tea Caddy
  • Rococo Pewter Tea Caddy
H 4.73 in. W 6.3 in. D 3.94 in.
English Regency Tea Caddy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rich mahogany with fine brass inlay and embellishments. The caddy retains its two original interior lids. A perfect cube form.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

  • English Regency Tea Caddy
  • English Regency Tea Caddy
  • English Regency Tea Caddy
  • English Regency Tea Caddy
H 4.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Walnut Regency Tea Caddy
Located in Port Chester, NY
A splendid sarcophagus shaped walnut tea caddy on charming bun feet, circa 1820. Good color and patina and in very nice antique condition. The decorative brass piece at the top has a...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Walnut

  • Walnut Regency Tea Caddy
  • Walnut Regency Tea Caddy
  • Walnut Regency Tea Caddy
  • Walnut Regency Tea Caddy
H 6.5 in. W 10 in. D 5.5 in.
Gilt Tole Tea Canisters
Located in New York, NY
Set of three, English, 19th century tole canisters with painted and gilt finish, original patina. 18" height, 10.5" width of base.  
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19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

  • Gilt Tole Tea Canisters
  • Gilt Tole Tea Canisters
  • Gilt Tole Tea Canisters
  • Gilt Tole Tea Canisters
H 18 in. Dm 10.5 in.
Regency Period Tea Poy
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good Regency period tea poy on a well turned support terminating on a quadraform base ending on scroll feet, the interior with two wells for mixing jars and two containers for stor...
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19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Rosewood

  • Regency Period Tea Poy
  • Regency Period Tea Poy
  • Regency Period Tea Poy
  • Regency Period Tea Poy
H 29 in. W 16 in. D 12.5 in.
Blue and Yellow Chinoiserie Tea Caddy
Located in New York, NY
Blue and yellow chinoiserie tea caddy. Charming Prattware shaped tea canister in a blue cast paste with blue, yellow and moss green decoration featuring a chinoiserie figure in high ...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Tea Caddies

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Pottery

  • Blue and Yellow Chinoiserie Tea Caddy
  • Blue and Yellow Chinoiserie Tea Caddy
  • Blue and Yellow Chinoiserie Tea Caddy
  • Blue and Yellow Chinoiserie Tea Caddy
H 6.75 in. W 3.5 in. D 2.38 in.
Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Port Chester, NY
A splendid sarcophagus shaped mahogany tea caddy with charming reeded detail on top, circa 1820. The interior has its original compartment tops and the original interior paper. Good ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
  • Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
  • Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
  • Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
H 5 in. W 7.75 in. D 4.5 in.
George III Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
Located in Stamford, CT
Late 18th Century tea caddy, circa 1790. A very intricately detailed oval box, meticulously made from "rolled" paper. Attributed to be a work of art by a prisoner of war. Fine workma...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

  • George III Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
  • George III Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
  • George III Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
  • George III Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
H 4.75 in. W 7.5 in. D 4 in.
Fine Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
Located in Folkestone, GB
A fine quality rolled/scrolled paperwork single compartmemt tea caddy in good originl condition with minor losses. Decorated all-over with applied scrolls of gilt edged and coloured ...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Paper

  • Fine Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
  • Fine Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
  • Fine Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
  • Fine Rolled Paper Tea Caddy
H 4.75 in. W 7.5 in. D 3.75 in.
Large Georgian Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A good quality Georgian 18th century mahogany rectangular tea caddy having replacement brass axe drop handle to hinged lid enclosing cavity with attractive inlaid decoration througho...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

  • Large Georgian Mahogany Tea Caddy
  • Large Georgian Mahogany Tea Caddy
  • Large Georgian Mahogany Tea Caddy
  • Large Georgian Mahogany Tea Caddy
H 6 in. W 12 in. D 6 in.
Georgian English Antique Fruitwood Apple Tea Caddy
Located in Downingtown, PA
English antique fruitwood tea caddy, Late 18th century The antique fruitwood tea caddy is in the form of an apple with a carved stalk in the center of the cover. It was lathe-tur...
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Late 18th Century English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood, Fruitwood

English Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy
Located in Wilson, NC
The interior of the top of this tea caddy has two covered tea boxes and two holes for mixing jars which are missing. The legs terminate in the original brass castors.
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1820s English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

  • English Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy
  • English Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy
  • English Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy
  • English Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy
H 8.5 in. W 15.88 in. D 12.5 in.
19th Century Painted Metal Tea Containers
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Two Victorian chinoiserie painted metal tea containers John Gilbert England ca 1860.
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19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Metal

George III Inlaid Tea Caddy
Located in Greenwich, CT
Very fine and unusual George III tea caddy in sun faded mahogany with rosewood, kingwood and holly inlay, the lid with fan inlays flanking central patera, the front and sides with ha...
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1780s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Kingwood, Mahogany, Rosewood

  • George III Inlaid Tea Caddy
  • George III Inlaid Tea Caddy
  • George III Inlaid Tea Caddy
  • George III Inlaid Tea Caddy
H 7 in. W 11 in. D 6 in.
Inlaid Mahogany Dome Tea Caddy
Located in Chicago, IL
An inlaid mahogany dome tea caddy with brass tops inside.
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Early 20th Century Belgian Antique Tea Caddies

Materials

Brass

  • Inlaid Mahogany Dome Tea Caddy
  • Inlaid Mahogany Dome Tea Caddy
  • Inlaid Mahogany Dome Tea Caddy
  • Inlaid Mahogany Dome Tea Caddy
H 4.5 in. W 7.75 in. D 4.13 in.
Antique Flame Mahogany English Regency Tea Poy Gillows Lancaster Tea Caddy 19 Ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An exceptionally fine quality English Regency Period well figured mahogany Teapoy, raised on its original stand, firmly attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London. First quarter o...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany, Cut Glass

Enormous Anglo - Indian Tea Caddy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The quintessential rosewood caddy fashioned with a dome top and inlaid with mother of pearl. Wood "ring" handles are original. Large in scale, made for the English market.
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1840s Indian Anglo-Indian Antique Tea Caddies

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

  • Enormous Anglo - Indian Tea Caddy
  • Enormous Anglo - Indian Tea Caddy
  • Enormous Anglo - Indian Tea Caddy
  • Enormous Anglo - Indian Tea Caddy
H 8.5 in. W 14 in. D 8.2 in.
Octagonal Burl Oak Tea Caddy
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine country made English burr oak octagonal tea caddy in richly figured timber, the facetted lid with solid cap, the interior with two lids retaining original turned bone knobs, sta...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

Materials

Oak, Burl

  • Octagonal Burl Oak Tea Caddy
  • Octagonal Burl Oak Tea Caddy
  • Octagonal Burl Oak Tea Caddy
  • Octagonal Burl Oak Tea Caddy
H 6.5 in. W 9.25 in. D 6 in.
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Antique Tea Caddies For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of antique tea caddies for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct antique tea caddies — often made from wood, metal and mahogany — can elevate any home. Antique tea caddies have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of antique tea caddies to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Georgian, Regency and Victorian antique tea caddies are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made antique tea caddies over the years, but those made by Henry Clay, William Vincent and Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders and James Francis Hollings Shepherd are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Antique Tea Caddies?

Prices for antique tea caddies start at $45 and top out at $50,669 with the average selling for $1,941.

Finding the Right Tea Caddies for You

There are lots of uses for your vintage, new or antique tea caddies, but they can certainly serve their original intended purpose if needed.

When tea first gained popularity during the 1800s, and teatime became commonplace in homes all over England, it was an expensive commodity owing to excessive taxation. (This, of course, inevitably yielded a black market for tea leaves.) Tea drinkers hoarded their precious goods, which began to arrive in London ports from China during the 17th century, under lock and key. In luxury homes, tea leaves were stowed away in a decorative jar or canister called a tea caddy that was fitted with a lock, or, alternatively, the container was kept in a secured chest or storage cabinet.

Tea was thought to be not just a delicious drink but also to have medicinal benefits. The Chinese had been praising the healthy properties of tea, and wealthy Europeans were eager to discover its benefits for themselves during their ritual afternoon tea. The idea of “teatime” wasn’t a social event in upper-class British homes until the 1830s or 1840s. During Queen Victoria’s reign, small baked treats might be served with your beverage, and teakettles and coffeepots were part of tea services that could include teacups, saucers, a milk pot and other accessories.

When tea cultivation was relegated to British colonies such as India, and the British East India Company could no longer hold onto its trade monopoly with China, tea was no longer a ritual confined to the wealthy. Today, antique and vintage tea caddies are collector’s items all over the world.

Tea caddies weren’t unique to Europeans. The earliest pieces originated in China. Surviving hand-painted examples from China or elsewhere in Asia made of porcelain might feature enameled landscapes or other designs. At the Taft Museum of Art, there are striking enameled 18th-century-era tea caddies of copper that were given to the institution in 2014. Wooden tea caddies materialized over time and were seen as sturdier than their ceramic counterparts.

Today, there are all kinds of ways to use a vintage tea caddy if you’re passing on tea. They’re a welcome decorative flourish on the mantel in your living room, for example. A metal tea caddy, lined with a plastic bag, can be used to cultivate an herb garden on your kitchen windowsill. An old wooden tea caddy can help keep your paper clips or pushpins organized on your desk too. If you’re always on the go, a tea tin is good for packing earbuds, hand sanitizer, gum or whatever else that might get easily lost in a roomy crossbody messenger bag or other shoulder bag.

Teatime or not, find antique and vintage mid-century modern tea caddies, tortoiseshell caddies and more on 1stDibs.

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