Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy
Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy

Antique Blonde Apple Tea Caddy

c. 1800 Germany

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Antique Apple Tea Caddy with great blonde colour and patination, has button stalk and oval cut steel escutcheon.

This fabulous treen apple caddy interior still has traces of its original tin foil lining, comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key, has fantastic colour and patination.

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.

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Europe £45
International £65

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Dimensions
Height 4.50 inch (11.43 cm)
Diameter 4.50 inch (11.43 cm)
Stock Code
dibs
Medium
Wood, Steel
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Hampton Antiques
Towcester
Northamptonshire
England

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