Chippendale Period Mahogany Tea Caddy
Chippendale Period Mahogany Tea Caddy
Chippendale Period Mahogany Tea Caddy

Chippendale Period Mahogany Tea Caddy

c. 1760 England

Offered by Windsor House Antiques Ltd

£1,000 gbp
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Chippendale period mahogany tea caddy, the interior retaining original tinned paper lining. Very well shaped body with original brass handle and escutcheon.
Earlier tea caddies were made of either porcelain or faience. Later designs had more variety in materials and designs. Wood, pewter, tortoiseshell, brass, copper and even silver were employed, but in the end the material most frequently used was wood, and there still survive vast numbers of Georgian box-shaped caddies in mahogany, rosewood, satin-wood and other timbers. These were often mounted in brass and delicately inlaid, with knobs of ivory, ebony or silver. Many examples were made in Holland, principally of the earthenware of Delft.
As the use of the jar waned and the box increased, the provision of different receptacles for green and black tea was abandoned, and the wooden caddy, with a lid and a lock, was made with two and often three divisions, the centre portion being reserved for sugar. In the late 18th and early 19th century, caddies made from mahogany and rosewood were popular.
Height 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
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