A Very Attractive And Good Quality Late 18th Century Georgian Mahogany Oblong Tea Caddy, Retaining Good Colour And Patina, Having Attractive Inlaid Decoration To Front And Hinged Lid, Enclosing Double Sectioned Interior With Lids.
Tea was a precious commodity throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and the purpose of a tea caddy was not just to preserve the and extend the life of the precious tea leaves, but also to enable the owner to lock away those aforementioned valuable tea leaves, keeping them safe from the house staffs potential wandering hands.
This tea caddy comes with a fully functioning lock and key, plus has been cleaned and traditionally waxed polished by our highly skilled and well trained specialist antique furniture restorers in our workshops before being offered for sale.
This particular tea caddy is constructed from good quality mahogany timbers and boasts very attractive inlaid decoration. Dating towards the end of the 18th century, the Sheraton period, it remains in excellent condition and has clearly been well looked after over the years.
It also remains in good condition and has clearly been well loved throughout the years of its life.