Extremely rare English wooden tea caddy, Georgian, early 1800’s in the form of a cottage.
Stunningly beautiful and rare to find, this wonderful tea caddy is wooden and all original. It has wonderful painted lattice windows and little front door with pitched roof/porch. There are two more windows on either side of the house.
There are two dorma windows in the attic and also a chimney. On top of the chimney sits a sterling silver bird on a nest, and when opened reveals little tiny silver eggs!
There are two compartments inside with lids.
The caddy sits on four metal raised feet.
Measures 24cm wide, 27cm high and 16cm deep.
It’s in excellent condition and is over 200 years old!
The lock no longer works, but there is a key for aesthetic appeal.
It is a solid piece that has been very well looked after over the years. Tea was once a valuable commodity and was locked away in tea caddies so that servants and household staff could not steal it.
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