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18th Century Georgian Yew Wood Octagonal Tea Caddy



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 fully working key (Tea was of exceptional value in the 18th century and the type of tea you could afford, plus of course the vessels you chose to store it in were a great symbol of status. Tea caddies were of course used to both preserve the tea leaves bit also to lock it away from the potentially wandering hands of any employees. This is a good quality example of its type, constructed from well beautiful yew wood with elegant decoration. The overall condition is good and it comes with a fully functioning lock and key), circa 1790 Measures: Height 5in Width 8in Depth 5in.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Style
    George III (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: 83451stDibs: LU955817112212

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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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