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Georgian 18th Century Burr Yew Wood Octagonal Tea Caddy



A delightful George III period, late 18th century Burr yew wood octagonal shaped tea caddy Having charming inlaid decoration, including Conch shells, and hinged lid enclosing lidded Divisions with fully working lock and key (This is a very attractive example of an 18th century Tea caddy, constructed from beautiful burr yew wood with elegant decoration including a couple of superbly inlaid conch shells. Overall it is in good condition and it comes with a fully functioning lock and 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 used both to preserve tea leaves and also to lock it away from the potentially wandering hands of any employees.)


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Width: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 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: 84431stDibs: LU955821351202

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $276.55 Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 7-42 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    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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