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18th Century Georgian Mahogany English Square Tea Caddy



A very attractive 18th century Georgian mahogany square Tea caddy having hinged lid with original brass handle And elegant original inlaid decoration (Tea was a very precious commodity in the 18th century and tea caddies were used to both preserve the tea leaves, and also to lock it away and protect it from any wandering hands. This particular example is most attractive it is quite unusual for being square in shape as opposed to the much more common oblong. Another additional feature is the charming original inlaid decoration. Many that we see on the market have been inlaid in relatively recent times to try and enhance their appeal and therefore value. It is also worth noting that this piece comes supplied with fully functioning key.)


  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)Width: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)Depth: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Style
    Georgian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1790
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Bedfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 83981stDibs: LU955818119972

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  • Shipping
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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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