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Tea Caddies For Sale
Georgian Squash Fruit Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Extremely rare pumpkin / squash tea caddy with a superb dark mottled colour, lovely patination, and a wonderful original squared stalk is only seen on this type of fruit tea caddy. ...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Tea Caddies

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Sycamore

18th Century Satinwood Domed Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Charming Late 18th Century Satinwood tea caddy, Having Attractive Conch Shell Inlaid Decoration To Front And Domed Top, Enclosing Double Lidded Interior. This attractive satin...
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Late 18th Century English Sheraton Antique Tea Caddies

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Satinwood

Gianfranco Frattini and Pierluigi Ghianda for Progetti, 5 boxes containers, rare
Located in London, GB
A rare and precious set of black ebonised boxes / containers designed by Gianfranco Frattini and crafted by Pierluigi Ghianda for Progetti 1974 - 1988 solid black bent wood concentri...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tea Caddies

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Metal

Pair Large Chinese Porcelain Tea Caddies, Famille Verte, 20th C
Located in Austin, TX
An attractive and highly decorative pair of large Chinese famille verte style enameled porcelain tea caddies and covers, with apocryphal Kangxi reign marks, early to mid 20th century...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Tea Caddies

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Porcelain

Antique English Inlaid Mahogany Tea Caddy, circa 1790
Located in Bath, GB
A very handsome George III tea caddy, made from Mahogany and beautifully inlaid with panels and highly decorative foliate marquetry to the front and top. The top has a handsome cast ...
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1790s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

Black And Gold Lacquered Rectangular Tea Box
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Black and gold lacquered rectangul...
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1890s Chinese Chinese Export Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

Silver Tea Caddy. The collection of U.S. President Cleveland and his descendants
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1918 by L. A. Crichton, this stunning, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is in the Neoclassical taste, featuring engraved decoration throughout. The tea cadd...
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1910s English Neoclassical Revival Vintage Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

2 Antique Brass Tea Caddy Lidded Canisters Scalloped & Hexagonal Container
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of antique brass lidded tea caddies, one a scalloped flower shape and the other hexagonal. Large - 3.5” x 6” / small - 3” x 5” (diameter x height)
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Early 20th Century Tea Caddies

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Brass

Regency Pressed Tortoiseshell Gothic Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
A wonderful rare tea caddy with pressed gothic arches to all four sides, with pagoda top and vacant silver initial plaque. Stands on four silver plated ball feet. This exquisite g...
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Early 19th Century British Antique Tea Caddies

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Tortoise Shell

William and Mary Kingwood Strong Box or Coffre Fort Converted to a Teacaddy
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular with brass strapping and side handles. Lock plate and flap. Fitted sometime in the 19th century as a tea caddy. Labeled Orange Pekoe and Black tea. Turned wood covers.
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1690s Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Antique Mahogany English Double Tea Caddy Box Regency Gillows of Lancaster 19 Ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
A Superb Example of an English Late Regency Period Well Grained Flame Mahogany Double Interior Section Tea Caddy of Rectangular outline and outstanding quality and generous proportio...
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19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Crystal, Brass

Bugbear Coconut Tea Caddy on Silver Dolphin Base
Located in Dallas, TX
A Bugbear coconut tea caddy mounted on a silver dolphin base. Bugbear coconuts were carved by sailors on long voyages in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Late 18th Century Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver

Georgian Pear Fruit Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
This Unique Antique Pear Tea Caddy holds a beautiful shape and patination, has a steel hinge and escutcheon. This Pear Tea Caddy is topped with a realistic pear stalk and has a re...
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19th Century European George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Sycamore

Tea Caddy Mahogany Satinwood, Ebony, Rosewood Boxwood Inlaid English George III
Located in Cheltenham, GB
English George III triple tea caddy mahogany satinwood, ebony, rosewood and boxwood inlaid. Satinwood, ebony, rosewood and boxwood tea caddy which dates to the end of the 18th centu...
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18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Ebony, Mahogany, Boxwood, Rosewood, Satinwood

2 Vintage Italian Toleware Painted Metal Tea Caddy Footed Trinket Box Cannisters
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of two vintage toleware painted tin tea caddy boxes with paw feet. Yellow one marked “Made in Italy 71.”. Circa 1970s after styles from Italy and England in the 19th century.
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1970s Victorian Vintage Tea Caddies

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Metal

Antique English Victorian Octagonal Silver Plate Tea Caddy Trinket Keepsake Box
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique silver plate on copper, octagonal tea caddy or trinket box.
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Metal

19th Century Georgian Apple Treen Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Treen Apple Tea Caddy with great colour and patination, has button stalk and ornate cut steel escutcheon. This treen apple tea caddy still has traces of its original tin foil lini...
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Early 19th Century George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Steel

18th Century Henry Clay Papier Mache Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Henry clay oval tea caddy with silver handle, crushed mother of pearl flakes on a green ground, having two glazed silver-mounted frames with Wedgwood jasper tablets, depicting on the...
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18th Century British Antique Tea Caddies

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Paper

English Art Deco Pewter Tea Caddy Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant English Art Deco geometric hand-hammered dinanderie polished-pewter covered decorative box or tea caddy manufactured by A.E. Poston & Company, Birmingham, England, for their ...
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1930s English Art Deco Vintage Tea Caddies

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Metal, Pewter

19th Century burr elm teapoy
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century burr elm teapoy circa 1840. Very good quality example of a scandinavian teapoy with a strong influence from the english regency period. Sarcophagus shaped main body wh...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Elm

Victorian Period Sterling Silver Tea Caddy With Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Victorian Period, sterling silver tea caddy with hinged lid, Birmingham, England, year-hallmarked for 1891, Stokes and Ireland, Ltd. - makers. Lovely design, having a square pedestal...
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1890s English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Gold, Sterling Silver

Vintage Asprey Silver Plated Car Tea Caddy, C.1950
Located in Bath, GB
A rare find, this novelty tea caddy by Asprey of Bond Street dates to around 1950 / 1960. In the form of an antique car with working wheels, it comes with the original tea caddy s...
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1950s British Edwardian Vintage Tea Caddies

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Silver Plate

Antique Brass Inlaid Mahogany English Tea Caddy Box Regency Gillows Lancaster
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Superb example of an English Regency Mahoganu Double Teacaddy of traditional sarcophagus outline, with lavish brass inlay decoration. The dome shaped hinged lid enclosing a complete ...
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19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Crystal, Brass

Antique English Georgian Style Inlaid Mahogany Bombe Shaped Tea Caddy
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Georgian style mahogany tea caddy. Of bombé form with fruit wood inlay, gilt brass mounts & handle, and bracket feet. Simply a wonderful, rare form! Date: L...
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Early 20th Century English Georgian Tea Caddies

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Brass

19th Century, Chinese Lacquer Box or Tea Caddy
Located in London, GB
An exquisite Chinese export black lacquer tea caddy, finely decorated throughout with Oriental scenes, dragons and exotic ornaments. Canton, Qing dynasty, early 19th century. Why...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

English Rolled Paper or Quilled Paper Tea Caddy
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1780s English Hepplewhite style polygon shaped tea caddy constructed of rolled paper or "quilled" paper with Satinwood and glass panes. The interior also has a wooden lid. Made...
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18th Century English Hepplewhite Antique Tea Caddies

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Glass, Satinwood, Paper

1950s Tibetan Hand-Carved Metal Box with a Costumbrist Scene
Located in Marbella, ES
1950s Tibetan hand-carved metal box with a Costumbrist scene.
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Mid-20th Century Tibetan Tea Caddies

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Metal

Antique Georgian Burl Walnut English Double Tea Caddy Box Cut Crystal Bowl 19Ct
Located in Dublin, Ireland
A Superb Example of an English Georgian Period Well figured Burr Walnut Double Interior Section Tea Caddy of flat rectangular outline, generous proportions and outstanding quality, a...
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Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Fantastic Antique Regency Quality Burr Elm Tea Caddy
Located in Norwich, GB
Fantastic antique Regency quality burr elm tea caddy having a quality inlaid figured burr elm lift up top opening to reveal two lift off lids and a compartment for a mixing bowl. Ori...
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19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Elm

Late Geo III Chinoiserie Painted & Penwork Decorated Bombé Shaped Tea Caddy
Located in valatie, NY
Late Geo III Bombé Shaped Chinoiserie Painted and Penwork Decorated Tea Caddy, C1810. The tea caddy with the exterior covered in delicate penwork and painted designs of Chinoiserie i...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Oriental Papier-Mâché Decorative Box Painted on the Outside and Lacquered Inside
Located in Marbella, ES
Oriental Papier-Mâché Decorative Box Painted on the Outside and Lacquered Inside
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Tea Caddies

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Paper

Superb Quality Antique Victorian Burr Walnut and Brass Mounted Tea Caddy
Located in Norwich, GB
Superb quality antique Victorian burr walnut and brass mounted tea caddy having a superb quality antique Victorian burr walnut tea caddy with a dome top opening to reveal 2 lift up l...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

19th Century English Papier Mâché Tea Caddy with Abalone Inlay
Located in Savannah, GA
This ornate teacaddy is most likely a product of the renowned English company of Jennens and Bettridge (a partnership between A. Jennens and J. Bettridge 1815–1864) who were highly r...
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1860s High Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Abalone, Paper

Late 19th Century Chinoiserie Style Lacquered Tea Caddy
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
An antique hand-painted Chinoiserie lacquer tea caddy, with Chinese artistic influences. The interior is fitted with two covered and engraved lead canisters. It's made of lead to kee...
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1870s French Chinoiserie Antique Tea Caddies

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Lead

19th Century English Wedgewood Retailed Burl Walnut Tea Caddy
Located in Forney, TX
A stunning, fine quality English Victorian brass-mounted walnut tea caddy, retailed by Wedgwood & Sons, 9 Cornhill, London. Exquisitely hand-crafted in the mid-19th century, rectang...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Antique Victorian Quality Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique Victorian quality mahogany tea caddy having a quality mahogany lift up top opening to reveal two lidded compartments for tea and a glass mixing bowl standing on original bun ...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Other

19th Century Burl Walnut Tea Box / Box
Located in Brussels, Brussels
19th century burl walnut tea box from England Lovely tea box with two compartments decorated on its face as well as on the top with brass decoration in superb condition and very beau...
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Walnut

Van Nelle Yellow Metal Tea Box by Jacques Jongert, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Tea box designed by Jacques Jongert circa 1930 in ' De Stijl ' design manufactured for Van Nelle in Netherland. Metal, painted in color In good original condition, with minor w...
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1930s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tea Caddies

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Metal

Neoclassic Modernist Brass Urn Box Tea Caddy
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stylish neoclassical modernist decorative lidded box or tea caddy. Rectangular shape with streamlined design, featuring polished brass metal with a domed lid like an urn. There is no...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Tea Caddies

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Metal, Brass

Antique Georgian Locking Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Henry Chawner London 1787
Located in Portland, OR
A fine antique Georgian engraved sterling silver tea caddy, by Henry Chawner, London, 1787. Of fluted oval form with bright-cut floral borders with flower heads and having a hinged ...
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1780s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver

Victorian Tea Caddy Box Faux Tort 1890
Located in Potters Bar, GB
A fine Victorian simulated faux tortoise shell tea caddy Circa 1890 Some of our items are in storage so please check ahead of a viewing to see if it is on our shop floor Offered i...
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1890s Antique Tea Caddies

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Boxwood

Sterling Silver Tea Caddy with Nice Design
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Sterling silver tea caddy with nice design Measures 12cm høj / 4 3/4". Weight is 158 grams / 5.55 oz. See silver mark for the marker. It is not one we know.
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20th Century Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

Shaped Late George III Period Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A shaped, late George III period mahogany tea caddy. The edges banded in contrasting timber. The interior now without fittings.
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19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

French Black Lacquer, Mother of Pearl and Brass Inlay Tea Caddy
Located in Tampa, FL
A beautiful tea caddy with original key and original interior it is black lacquer, mother of pearl and has a brass inlay design all over the box. 19th century, France.
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19th Century French Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Gorham Mixed Metal on Copper Japonesque Ginger / Tea Box
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Gorham mixed metal on copper Japonesque ginger / tea box. With lizards, birds and flowers. Measures 11cm / 4 1/4.
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20th Century Tea Caddies

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Metal

English Regency Tortoise Shell Tea Caddy, 19th Century
Located in Bradenton, FL
English Regency turtle shell tea caddy, 19th century. English Regency serpentine form tortoise shell tea caddy, standing on ball feet, silver escutcheon. Old label from a Madison Ave...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Tortoise Shell

19th century carved mahogany teapoy stamped Gillows
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Superb quality Gillows regency mahogany teapoy circa 1820. The main body being of sarcophagus form, which opens to 4 mahogany slides on each corner, 1 large tole compartment flanked...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

Pair of English Tea Canisters 19th Century
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1880s pair of English tea canisters in tin. The canisters feature a green painted surface with gilded "B" and "D" accent letters. Made in England. Please note of wear consisten...
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1880s English Antique Tea Caddies

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Tin

Dogs Candy Box by Edouard-Marcel Sandoz
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Dogs candy box by Edouard Marcel Sandoz (1881-1971) and manufactured by Haviland. Wapler, Jacques-Ph. (1999) "De la sculpture a la porcelaine" p. 66. France, CIRCA 1920.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Tea Caddies

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Porcelain

ViNTAGE HAND CARVED WOODEN TRINKET BOX WITH ANTIQUED STUDS & GOLD GILDING
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this little wooden trinket box with antiqued studs and gold leaf detailing A good little box, ideal for jew...
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20th Century English Victorian Tea Caddies

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Wood

Antique Miniature Shagreen & Silver Tea Caddy France Circa 1840
Located in London, GB
A rare mid-19th century miniature shagreen & silver tea caddy, date Circa 1840, Origin France. This Caddy is in original condition, the Shagreen does have blemishes but the overa...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver

English Regency Georgian Period Inlaid Mahogany Sarcophagus Tea Caddy
Located in Forney, TX
Classic refined elegance and sophistication at its finest. Born at the turn of the late 18th / early 19th century, during the height of the golden age of English furniture and de...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Metal, Brass

Antique Dovetailed Pine Farmhouse Lidded Keepsake Storage Letter Box
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique pine keepsake storage tea caddy / candle or letter box featuring fingertailed joinery and detached lid with nob handle. Size: 12".
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19th Century Primitive Antique Tea Caddies

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Pine

18th/19th Century English Regency Plum Pudding Mahogany Inlaid Tea Caddy
Located in Forney, TX
A fine quality Regency Era / Georgian Period tea caddy set in sumptuous plum-pudding mahogany. Exquisitely hand-crafted in England at the turn of the late 18th / early 19th century,...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Velvet, Cut Glass, Boxwood, Mahogany, Satinwood

Japanese Lacquer Incense Burner, Koro, Edo Period, Early 19th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A refined Japanese lacquer and bronze koro, incense burner, in the form or a chaire, tea caddy, decorated with various mon, family crests, Edo period (1603 - 1868), early 19th centur...
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Early 19th Century Edo Antique Tea Caddies

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Bronze

Early 19th Century Georgian Palisander and Brass Tea Caddy
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 19th century Georgian palisander and brass tea caddy circa. Fine quality tea caddy from the late georgian made in palisander from the rosewood family.  Decorated with brass ...
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Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Palisander

Antique George III Quality Rosewood and Brass Tea Caddy
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique George III quality rosewood and brass tea caddy having a quality George III rosewood tea caddy with original brass mounts, handle and key opening to reveal three original tea...
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Early 1800s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass, Other

English Georgian Tea Caddy
Located in Tampa, FL
This is a Georgian period English tea caddy, late 18th century. Beautifully inlaid Mahogany.  
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

Vintage, New and Antique Tea Caddies

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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