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19th Century English Victorian Cormandel Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy, circa 1850
Located in Banner Elk, NC
English Victorian cormandel tea caddy decorated with mother of pearl and brass studs, circa 1850s. Cormandel was considered one of the most luxurious woods and only used on the fines...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Tea Caddies

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Brass

Victorian Gilt and Painted Paper Mâché with Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Victorian gilt and painted paper mâché with mother of pearl tea caddy. Large very stylish body shape with lots of gold leaf and mother of pearl. Beautiful hand painted flowers on top...
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Antique 19th Century English Tea Caddies

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Mother-of-Pearl

Mother of Pearl Inlay Tea Caddy
Located in Milton, DE
Beautifully executed, this mother of pearl inlay tea caddy does it all. In good condition, it has all of its parts: The individual containers and even a footed waste bowl. The detail...
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Antique 1840s Indian Victorian More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl

  • Mother of Pearl Inlay Tea Caddy
  • Mother of Pearl Inlay Tea Caddy
  • Mother of Pearl Inlay Tea Caddy
  • Mother of Pearl Inlay Tea Caddy
H 8 in. W 17 in. D 8 in.
A VICTORIAN TEA CADDY. ENGLISH, CIRCA 1850
Located in New York, NY
RECTANGULAR, WITH SHAPED FRONT, THE HINGED LID OPENING TO AN INTERIOR DIVIDED INTO TWO LIDDED COMPARTMENTS, ON FLATTENED BUN FEET, THE INSIDE BORDERS LINED WITH IVORY.
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Antique 19th Century English Tea Sets

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Mother-of-Pearl, Abalone, Ivory

  • A VICTORIAN TEA CADDY. ENGLISH, CIRCA 1850
  • A VICTORIAN TEA CADDY. ENGLISH, CIRCA 1850
  • A VICTORIAN TEA CADDY. ENGLISH, CIRCA 1850
  • A VICTORIAN TEA CADDY. ENGLISH, CIRCA 1850
H 5.125 in. W 8 in. D 5.5 in.
Early Victorian Rosewood Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy
Located in Vancouver, BC
Mother of pearl angular sarcophagus form, the hinged lid inlaid with foliate mother of pearl designs, the interior fitted with twin lidded compartments, with tapering side with mothe...
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Tea Caddies

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Rosewood, Mother-of-Pearl

Victorian Mother of Pearl and Ivory Tea Caddy
Located in London, GB
A Victorian Bow Fronted Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy, with Greensnail Edging and Ivory Bun Feet and Stringing, c.1860 Please kindly note, if exporting outside the E.U. this piece req...
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Antique 19th Century English Tea Sets

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Mother-of-Pearl, Ivory, Wood

English Victorian Mother-of-Pearl Veneered Tea Caddy, circa 1850
Located in London, GB
A delightful English Victorian mother-of-pearl veneered tea caddy with an inner tortoiseshell lid topped by a small circular mother-of-pearl handle. The inside lined with patterned o...
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Antique 1850s British Victorian Tea Caddies

Victorian Mother of Pearl and Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Located in London, GB
Large Early Victorian Mother of Pearl and Tortoiseshell panelled Tea Caddy, with Ivory bun feet and mounts. The inside of the caddy has two separate compartments with Mother of Pear...
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Antique 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

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Pearl

English William IV Tortoishell and Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy
Located in Natchez, MS
English William IV Tortoishell and Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy with Ivory Trim
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Boxes

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Ivory

English Inlaid Walnut Tea Caddy
Located in San Francisco, CA
An English Victorian burl walnut tea caddy with mother-of-pearl and mixed wood inlay, circa 1860.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Boxes

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Boxwood, Mother-of-Pearl, Walnut

  • English Inlaid Walnut Tea Caddy
  • English Inlaid Walnut Tea Caddy
  • English Inlaid Walnut Tea Caddy
  • English Inlaid Walnut Tea Caddy
H 6 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
A Victorian Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
Located in Hudson, NY
A Victorian Mother-of-Pearl Tea Caddy,
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Vintage 1950s English Tea Caddies

  • A Victorian Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
  • A Victorian Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
  • A Victorian Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
  • A Victorian Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
H 4.325 in. W 5.75 in. D 3.25 in.
19th Century Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, United Kingdom
Antique tea caddy with beautiful mother-of-pearl diamonds on all sides. Adorned with pierced and pressed silvered mounts, handles, escutcheon and stands on elegant decorative scrolli...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Tea Caddies

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Mother-of-Pearl

  • 19th Century Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
  • 19th Century Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
  • 19th Century Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
  • 19th Century Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
H 4 in. W 5.25 in. D 4 in.
Victorian Inlaid Mother of Pearl and Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Located in New York, NY
Victorian inlaid parquetry mother of pearl tea caddy , enriched with tortoise shell borders. The bow fronted caddy with a conforming hinged lid opening to reveal compartments for tea...
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Antique 19th Century English Tea Caddies

A rosewood and Mother of Pearl tea caddy
Located in Sundridge, GB
With 2 interior boxes for containing the tea and a central glass mixing bowl.
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Tea Caddies

Jennens & Bettridge Papier Mache and Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, United Kingdom
Papier Mache Tea Caddy made by the famous Jennens & Betteridge, very unusual clover leaf shape simply decorated with gold leaf and mother of pearl. The interior of the Jennen...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Tea Sets

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Gold Leaf

Victorian Papier-Mâché and Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
An antique papier-mâché tea caddy featuring mother-of-pearl and Abalone. The Mid-Victorian caddy with has two interior compartments for tea. The top features a design with a centra...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Tea Caddies

Antique English 19th Century Mother-of-Pearl Tea Caddy
Located in Toledo, OH
A beautiful antique English mother-of-pearl tea caddy. It features a Harlequin pattern and twin lidded interior compartments, a red velvet lined lid, bunn feet and a hinged top. A ve...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Tea Caddies

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Mother-of-Pearl

19th Century Antique Mother-of-pearl Tea Caddy Box with Silver Lock & Hinges
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and entirely handcrafted tea-caddy from circa 1860. This handcrafted teacaddy from the 1860s is in beautiful condition. It is difficult to get your head around how these o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Victorian Jewelry Boxes

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Silver

Victorian Mother Pearl Tea Caddy For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the victorian mother pearl tea caddy you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each victorian mother pearl tea caddy for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using mother-of-pearl, shell and bone. When you’re browsing for the right victorian mother pearl tea caddy, those designed in Victorian styles are of considerable interest.

How Much is a Victorian Mother Pearl Tea Caddy?

A victorian mother pearl tea caddy can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,308, while the lowest priced sells for $475 and the highest can go for as much as $5,450.

Finding the Right Boxes for You

From mere trinkets to useful receptacles that serve a distinct purpose, antique boxes as decorative objects have come in many forms over the years. No matter what they’re made of or where they end up in your home, decorative boxes add both style and storage to your space.

The decorative box that is likely most common is the jewelry box. These boxes were originally known as jewel caskets and were in common use in Ancient Egypt, as most Egyptians wore some sort of jewelry. A portable jewelry box, in its original intended use, was integral to keeping your jewelry safe and secure. This accessory has transformed in size, shape and appearance over the years. Initially it was common for a jewelry box to bear intricate ornamentation. Whether they’re mid-century modern works of marble and brass or feature playful Art Deco–style geometric decor, jewelry boxes boast real staying power.

Snuff boxes began to soar in popularity during the 17th century (and were commonplace in European homes by the mid-19th century). The boxes, some hand-painted with landscape scenes, some made from gold, porcelain or stone, contained a small amount of tobacco, which users would sniff, or “snuff,” throughout the day. Some particularly ornamental snuff boxes featured enameled designs or were set with precious gems and were given as gifts or party favors, particularly at the coronation of royalty or other lavish events.

Whether you’re organizing important mail in the foyer or tucking away medications in your bathroom, antique boxes — be they metal tea caddies, sterling-silver decorative boxes or Victorian cigar boxes made of oak (even if you don’t smoke) — are a sophisticated solution to help keep the surfaces in your home clutter-free. And no matter if you’re seeking a decorative box to beautify a desktop or bestow upon a loved one, you are sure to find something you love in the collection of antique and vintage boxes on 1stDibs.

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