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Antique Walnut Tea Chest

£ 850

Height
15.5 cm (6")
Width
23 cm (9")
Depth
13.5 cm (5 1/4")
Antique Tea Caddy with brass handle, decorative edges, escutcheon and ball feet.

Each side has a panel design with checkered borders. The interior has three compartments with traces of a decorative red finish.

This tea caddy comes with a fully working lock with tasselled key and has fantastic colour and patination.

Mark Goodger Antiques are passionate about tea caddies and are the UK's pre-eminent and leading antique box specialists. Tea Caddies are noted for the variety of different shapes and sizes made using exotic woods, tortoiseshell, ivory, horn and shagreen. They make a wonderful decorative and functional heirloom in any modern or traditional home.

THE HISTORY OF ANTIQUE TEA CADDIES
In England in the 1700s, tea was an expensive commodity. To keep it safe, people would store it in a lockable Tea Chest or Tea Box, which eventually became known as a Tea Caddy (the word caddy is derived from the Malay "kati", a unit of weight by which tea was sold). As tea was too expensive to risk leaving in the presence of servants, the caddy would be kept in the drawing room. Subsequently, the Tea Caddy became an important & fashionable accessory for the home.
Height
15.5 cm (6")
Width
23 cm (9")
Depth
13.5 cm (5 1/4")
Year
c. 1765
Medium
Wood, Brass
Country
United Kingdom