Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy
Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy

Antique Sycamore Tea Caddy

c. 1800 Continental

Offered by Hampton Antiques

£1,150 gbp
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Sycamore Tea Caddy, floral painted with gold highlights under a glass top. With a cut steel handle, surround, escutcheon and finger pull.

This wonderful eye catching sycamore tea caddy is from Hungary and comes complete with fully working lock, tasselled key and has wonderful 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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United Kingdom £25
Europe £45
International £65

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Dimensions
Height 4.00 inch (10.16 cm)
Width 5.50 inch (13.97 cm)
Depth 4.25 inch (10.79 cm)
Stock Code
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Medium
Wood, Glass
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Hampton Antiques
Towcester
Northamptonshire
England

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