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Paper Scroll Tea Caddy

£ POA

Height
13 cm (5")
Width
18 cm (7")
Depth
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
This tea caddy is currently on display at "A Tea Journey: from Mountain to the Table " at Compton Verney until the 22nd September.

Rare Paper Scroll tea caddy with fantastic decoration & colour. The front has a print of a child holding a kitten.

Paper scroll decoration is achieved by rolling paper into different shapes, being cut to length and glued in place. This was a pastime for young ladies in the late 18th century and they would take to decorating mirror frames, jewellery boxes and tea caddies.

This tea caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

More information on Tea Caddies can be found on our Historypage.
Height
13 cm (5")
Width
18 cm (7")
Depth
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Year
c. 1790
Country
United Kingdom