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Tea Caddies For Sale
Georgian Prince of Wales Feathers Harewood Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Georgian Tea Caddy featuring the Prince of Wales Feathers with Canted Corners From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this Georgian Prince of Wales feathers Harewoo...
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Late 18th Century English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Boxwood, Satinwood, Harewood

Continental Antique Georgian Melon Fruit Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
The Tea Caddy is an exceptional example shaped as a Melon and made from Sycamore with a beautiful mottled patination showing colours of moss green and subtle orange. The Tea Caddy su...
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Early 1800s European George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood, Sycamore

Chinese Coconut tea pot - China - late 18th / early 19th - Qing - Asian Art
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Very pretty and old tea pot, gourd shaped, in sculpted coconut, chiseled and mounted on pewter. The cap is also made of pewter. The coconut is decorated with imperial motifs. Chinese...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Tea Caddies

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Tin

English Mahogany & Marquetry Tea Caddy
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
An English 19th Century mahogany tea caddy with diamond shaped mother-of-pearl inlay surrounded by a marquetry pattern of satin wood, mahogany and ebonized wood. The top and the fron...
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19th Century English Other Antique Tea Caddies

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Satinwood, Mahogany, Ebony, Mother-of-Pearl

George III Satinwood Tea Caddie
Located in Altrincham, GB
George III Satinwood Teapoy - painted with central floral still life flanked by Robert Adam Style Bell Flowers and containing two tea boxes and a mixing bowl
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Late 18th Century English Adam Style Antique Tea Caddies

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Satinwood

Woven Chinese Tea Cozy Box, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Tea drinking has been an integral part of Chinese culture for centuries, resulting in a wide range of social customs and material traditions. In addition to tea leaves, water, and he...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Tea Caddies

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Wood

c. 1765 George III Tea Caddy
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
George III tea caddy, circa 1765, English. Raised on later Regency brass ball feet. Mahogany on oak. Working lock. Alterations circa 1780 to the i...
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Mid-18th Century English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Oak

English Burl Walnut Tea Caddy With Decorative Brass Mounts
Located in Free Union, VA
A handsome Victorian era burl wood tea caddy retaining much of its interior silvering. The exterior is adorned with ornamental brass strapwork elements, studs and an escutcheon, the ...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Beehive Glass, White Marble And Metal Honey Pot
Located in Mexico City, MX
A mesmerizing marvel of opulence, bruci's Beehive Honey Pot, a true embodiment of decorative luxury. Crafted with exquisite artistry, this glass cont...
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2010s Tea Caddies

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Marble, Metal

Georgian Glass Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
The Tea Caddy of slight oval shape with diamond quit cut canted corners, an engraved monogram to the body reading MAAF and a radial cut stopper. The Tea Caddy dates to the late Georg...
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Early 19th Century English William IV Antique Tea Caddies

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Glass, Cut Glass

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

19th c English Chippendale Style Mahogany Tea Caddy with Silver Plate Tea Boxes
Located in Milford, NH
A nicely carved English mahogany tea caddy in the Chippendale style with dome top and scroll carved corners, silver plate scrollwork escutcheon & handle, the custom interior lined with velour for silver plated tea boxes with acorn & oak leaf knops flanking a central mahogany foil lined tea box with an acanthus knop. The handled top has a monogrammed plate “M...
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19th Century English Chippendale Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver Plate

c. 1830 William IV Period Tea Caddy
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
William IV period sarcophagus form tea caddy, English, circa 1830. Original interior fitted with a pair of dome-top tea canisters and section for sugar bowl (bowl lacking). Original ...
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Early 19th Century English William IV Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

Wonderful Antique English Regency Walnut & Tulipwood Tea Caddy - Floral Inlay
Located in Bath, GB
A fabulous and most unusual tea caddy dating to the Regency era, around 1820. A rare combination of woods has been used, nutty Cognac coloured Walnut and rich graphic Tulipwood. Th...
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1820s British Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

Mid 19th century Chinese export hand painted tea caddy
Located in Allentown, PA
This is a mid 19th century handpainted Chinese export tea caddy. This tea Caddy stands on four hand carved miniature foo dog sculpted feet. This tea caddy has its original pewter lin...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Mahogany Single Tea Caddy c.1810
Located in Bath, GB
This wonderful early nineteenth century tea caddy was made to emulate the larger decanter boxes made in a similar shape and manor during this period. Made from Mahogany, the box is ...
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1810s Dutch George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Fine Regency Penwork Chinoiserie Tea Caddy circa 1800
Located in Milford, NH
A fine Regency penwork rectangular tea caddy in the Chinoiserie taste with lacquered surface, foliate and figural decoration on all sides, including the interior, with an elephant ha...
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Early 1800s English Chinoiserie Antique Tea Caddies

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Metal, Foil

Fabulous Antique English Penwork Double Compartment Tea Caddy c.1820
Located in Bath, GB
A simply magnificent and grand example of a Regency Penwork Tea Caddy dating 1820. The caddy stands on it's original large gilded bronze Lion's paw feet and the sides retaining the ...
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1820s British Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

Beautiful Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Located in Southall, GB
A fine Regency period rectangular tea caddy, veneered in panels divided by fine metal stringing. Silver metal escutcheon and key. Complete with an initialled plaque on the lid and ro...
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Early 19th Century European Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Ivory, Tortoise Shell

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

English “John Moreton & Company” Tole Box
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
An English black tole box from ‘John Moreton & Company, Wolverhampton”. This small box has gold painted ivy designs with a brass center handle and opens to a fitted interior with two...
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19th Century English Other Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

English 19th Century Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
An English 19th Century top quality, solid mahogany tea caddy. This shaped box has a carved angular top lined with satinwood opening to a fitted interior. There are two removable fit...
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19th Century English Other Antique Tea Caddies

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Bronze

English 19th Century Rosewood Tea Caddy
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
An English 19th Century rosewood small tea caddy. This box has an angular top opening to a fitted interior. There are two compartments with removable t...
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19th Century English Other Antique Tea Caddies

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Rosewood

Very Rare Large Tunbridge Ware Tea Pot Stand, 1848-49
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Very Rare Large Tunbridge Ware Tea Pot Stand, 1848-49 Additional Information: Heading: Large Tunbridge Ware Tea Pot Stand with Mosaic featuring Climbing Roses Date : 1848/49 Period : Victorian Origin : Tunbridge Wells; labelled for Edmund Nye with a handwritten notation inside stating '10th January 1849' Decoration : The Rosewood Frame has four chamfered edges each with a Berlin wool-work style climbing rose inside two pairs of banded keylines. The frame is filled with a 'petit point' needlework pad of stylised geometric pattern; the whole sits on four large bun feet Condition : Good with regard to tile completeness - one patch of four contiguous missing tesserae and some singles lost; one of the corners has lost 8-10 pieces; one corner of the pad is a little threadbare and there's another square of four missing stitches; the base still has it's original lining paper affixed, but has a split across its entire width; this does not affect the stability of the piece and is, obviously, underneath so only becomes apparent should you turn the thing over, Restoration : None Note : This piece is something of a revelation, as the pad with its 'petit point' embroidery on penelope or needlepoint canvas is very much representative of the process by which the original Berlin...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

Antique Russian Imperial Silver Chinoiserie Tea Caddy Gustav Klingert Moscow
Located in Portland, OR
A fine quality antique Russian Imperial silver tea caddy, engraved in the Chinoiserie style, by Gustav Klingert, Moscow, dated 1894. Gustav Klingert worked as a master for Karl Faber...
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1890s Russian Chinoiserie Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver

Tunbridge Ware - A Two Compartment Tea Caddy with Eridge Castle Mosaic, c1865
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Tunbridge Ware - A Two Compartment Tea Caddy with Eridge Castle Mosaic, c1865 Additional Information: Heading: Tunbridge Ware - A Two Compartment Tea Caddy with Eridge Castle Mosaic...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Satinwood

Two Compartment Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy Uncommon Depiction Dover Castle, c1870
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Two Compartment Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy Uncommon Depiction Dover Castle, c1870 Additional Information: Heading: Tunbridge Ware - Two Compartment Tea Caddy with Rounded lid Depicting Dover Castle Date : c1870 Period : Victorian Origin : Tunbridge Wells; England (attrib. Henry Hollamby - see below) Decoration : The rounded and square-ended lid features a mosaic image of Dover Castle set within Golden Satinwood; it is bound by a seven-square geometric band which is in turn within sets of two continuous and one banded keyline; the flat sides of the lid have a five-square geometric band with two pairs of continuous keylines. There is a broad Berlin Woolwork...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Satinwood

A Tunbridge Ware Two Compartment Tea Caddy with Rounded Lid, c1870
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
A Tunbridge Ware Two Compartment Tea Caddy with Rounded lid Depicting Hever Castle, c1870 Additional Information: Heading: Tunbridge Ware - Two Compartment Tea Caddy with Rounded li...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Lacquer

Rare Regency Architectural Pressed Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Pressed Tortoiseshell Design From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this Regency Architectural Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy of bombe form with flared bas...
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1810s British Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Shell

A Sarcophagus-Style Two Compartment Tea Caddy Depicting Hever Castle, c1870
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
A Sarcophagus-Style Two Compartment Tea Caddy Depicting Hever Castle, c1870 Additional Information: Heading: A Tunbridge Ware Substantial Sarcophagus-Style Two Compartment Tea Caddy...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Oak

Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy Rare Depiction Carew Castle Pembrokeshire, c1870
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy Rare Depiction Carew Castle Pembrokeshire, c1870 Additional Information: Heading: Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy Rare Depiction Carew Castle (Pembrokeshire) c1870 Date : c1870 Period : Victorian Origin : Tunbridge Wells attributed to Henry Hollamby Decoration : Has a classic floral ""Berlin...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Satinwood

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

Georgian Bombe Shaped Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An Attractive George III Period, 18th Century Mahogany, English Tea Caddy Of Bombe Shaped Form Having Original Brass Swan Neck Handle, To Hinged Lid Enclosing Divisions And Chequered...
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Mid-18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

Pair Sheraton revival Mahogany urn shaped Tea caddies.
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of Sheraton revival Mahogany Urn shaped tea caddies, each with Acorn finials segment veneered lids, opening to reveal two octagonal inlaid lids. Two bands of...
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Early 20th Century English Sheraton Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

Antique English George III Rosewood Tea Caddy Circa 1820
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique English George III tea caddy offers rosewood construction in casket form with gadroon elements and raised on bun feet, c1820 Measures - 8"h x 13.5"d x 7.5"d
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Early 19th Century English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Rosewood

George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Made in London by Hester Bateman in 1787
Located in London, GB
A very rare and fine George III Tea Caddy made in London in 1787 by Hester Bateman. The Tea Caddy is modelled in a known design from the Hester Bateman workshops. This fine example...
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18th Century English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Silver

Georgian Period Apple Shaped Treen Tea Caddy
Located in Savannah, GA
During the Georgian period the neoclassical manner became increasingly popular in England, resulting in a style of furniture and accessories now associated with elegant restraint. Wh...
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Early 1800s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Metal

Georgian Period Pear Shaped Treen Tea Caddy
Located in Savannah, GA
During the Georgian period the neoclassical manner became increasingly popular in England, resulting in a style of furniture and accessories now associated with elegant restraint. Wh...
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Early 1800s English Neoclassical Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Antique Barrel Shaped Oak Tea Caddy
Located in Port Chester, NY
A sweet tea caddy or box, shapped like a cask. Small bun feet add to the look. The top does not close completely due to age and shrinkage. As shown. Priced accordingly.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Tea Caddies

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Oak

Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine English Regency mahogany caddy with canted sides and shaped hinged top with ebony stringing and original brass paw feet. Good color and patina.
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Mahogany

Antique 18th Century Georgian Mahoghany Paper Scroll Work Tea Caddy Box 1780
Located in Portland, OR
A good antique Georgian scrollwork tea caddy, circa 1780. The caddy of hexagonal shape, the front, back & cover with overall decoration of paper s...
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1780s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Ivory, Mahogany, Satinwood, Paper

William IV Burr Walnut Teapoy
Located in Altrincham, GB
William IV burr walnut teapoy c1830-40, circular hinged top opening to two cylinder caddies and mixing bowls raised on a wrythen moulded column and three...
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1830s Early Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Walnut

Victorian Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Charming 19th Century Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy With Attractive Floral Band To Main Body And Parquetry Perspective Cubes To Hinged Lid Enclosing Lidded Interior. Tea was an extrem...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Other

20th Century Sterling Italian Silver Tea Caddy George III replica
Located in VALENZA, IT
George III tea caddy replica. Obtained from a silver sheet, it is rectangular in shape with shaped sides, it is embossed and chiseled with floral motifs and shells. The feet reprodu...
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Late 20th Century Italian Georgian Tea Caddies

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Sterling Silver

Beehive Glass, Black Marble and Metal Honey Pot
Located in Mexico City, MX
A mesmerizing marvel of opulence, bruci's Beehive Honey Pot, a true embodiment of decorative luxury. Crafted with exquisite artistry, this glass cont...
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2010s Tea Caddies

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Marble, Metal

19th Century Rosewood Tea Caddy with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Hudson, NY
19th Century Rosewood Tea Caddy with Mother of Pearl Inlay. In the 19th century, tea caddies were common household items for storing t...
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19th Century Antique Tea Caddies

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Rosewood

Tea Caddy English George III
Located in Cheltenham, GB
English George III triple tea caddy with untouched patina colour and original brassware standing on ogee feet with 3 section interior.
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18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

Georgian Novelty Apple Fruit Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Shaped as an Apple From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this superb Georgian Apple Treen Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy carved from Sycamore as a novelty Apple with a button stalk, shaped body and shaped cut steel escutcheon. When opened the Caddy reveals traces of the original tin foil lining for housing Tea leaves. The Apple Fruit Tea Caddy...
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Early 1800s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Sycamore

Large Regency Tea Caddy
Located in Tampa, FL
A large sarcophagus shaped rosewood tea caddy with a semi domed top. Original glass inside and two tea compartments. Mother of pearl inlaid escutcheon. On bun feet. The interior is f...
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1820s English Antique Tea Caddies

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Glass, Wood

Wedgwood Jasperware Pale Blue Lidded Tea Caddy
Located in Dallas, TX
PRESENTING A GORGEOUS Wedgwood Jasperware Pale Blue Lidded Tea Caddy. Made by Wedgwood in England circa 1950-60 and fully and properly marked/stamped on base. Marked: “Wedgwood, Ma...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Revival Tea Caddies

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Ceramic

Tea Caddy Yew Boxwood Inlaid English George III
Located in Cheltenham, GB
A fine 18th century satinwood and yew tea caddy, the oval burr panels figuring on all sides with boxwood banding and bone knob to the lid. Wonderful patination and remnants of silver...
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18th Century English Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Boxwood, Yew, Satinwood

Tunbridge Ware Two Compartment Tea Caddy Depicting Battle Abbey Gatehouse c1870
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Heading : Tunbridge ware tea caddy depicting battle abbey gatehouse Date : c1870 Period : Victoria Origin : Tunbridge Wells, Kent Decoration : Central image depicts Battle Abbey Gate...
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1870s British Victorian Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood

Rosenthal Serb Bavaria Donatello Porcelain Creamer & Sugar Bowl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rosenthal Serb Bavaria Donatello Porcelain Creamer and Sugar Bowl with Gold Trim and Monogram "S" Made in Germany. Vintage. Dimensions Suga...
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1920s German Vintage Tea Caddies

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Ceramic

19th Century Lacquered Papier-Mache Tea Caddy
Located in Maidstone, GB
A 19th Century Lacquered Papier Mache Tea Caddy of rectangular form with an ogee moulded edge and canted corners decorated with chinoiserie figures and bands of flowers. Standing on ...
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Late 19th Century French Chinoiserie Antique Tea Caddies

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Wood, Paper

Antique Regency Quality Mahogany Inlaid Tea Caddy
Located in Suffolk, GB
Antique Regency quality mahogany inlaid tea caddy having inlaid satinwood stringing, original ornate brass handles and escutcheon, lift up lid opening to reveal two tea caddies Dim...
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19th Century English Regency Antique Tea Caddies

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Other

Antique Georgian Masonic Freemasons Tea Caddy
Located in Northampton, GB
Featuring Masonic Scenes From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this extremely rare Georgian Masonic Tea caddy. The Tea Caddy of box form with chequered edging and borders of Tulipwood surrounding Burr Yew wood squares each featuring Satinwood oval panels depicting Masonic Symbols. The symbols include the past master, senior warden, junior warden and the past worshipful master. The top of the box features inlaid moon, stars and sun surmounted by a brass carry handle. The interior of the Tea Caddy features a floating lid with a turned metal handle. The Tea Caddy dates to the Georgian period during the reign of George III circa 1800.  The Tea Caddy comes complete with working lock and tasselled key.  Tulipwood is also known as Brazilian Tulipwood, Brazilian Pinkwood and Bahia Rosewood. It is found in South America, mainly Brazil. The colour is a warm yellow with streaks or brown-red grain. Burr Yew originates from Asia, Europe and North Africa. It is yellow-brown to orange-brown and usually conforms to a fine uniform pattern. Yew wood usually has black pips scattered throughout so clean veneers fetch a high price and are reserved for finer items. A few trees will produce a burr which offers a distinct decorative finish. Satinwood is found in India and Sri Lanka. It has a rich golden colour and an almost reflective sheen. Satinwood is traditionally used for high quality furniture. Georgian, a period in British history dating from 1714-1837, the Georgian era after the Hanoverian kings George I, George II, George III and George IV. Masonic (Freemasons, Freemasonry or Masonry) refers to fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local guilds of stonemasons that from the end of the 14th century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. While Freemasonry is not itself a religion, all its members believe in a supreme being...
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Early 1800s English George III Antique Tea Caddies

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Satinwood, Tulipwood, Yew

Quality antique George III large tea caddy
Located in Ipswich, GB
Quality antique George III large tea caddy with the original brass ornate handle to the top opening to reveal three storage compartments. D. 1800
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Early 19th Century Georgian Antique Tea Caddies

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Brass

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...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Tea Caddies

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Sycamore

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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