About the dealer

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)

About the object

A Very Attractive Late 18th Century Mahogany Tea
Caddy, Unusually Of Hexagonal Form, Having Inlaid
And Crossbanded Decoration With Working Lock 
And Key

(This is quite an unusual example, constructed from a good 
grade of mahogany with various different inlays incorporated.
The overall condition is good and it comes with a fully 
functioning lock and key. The hexagonal shape is also quite
rare and not often found. Tea was of course a precious commodity 
in the 18th century and tea caddies were used to both preserve 
the tea leaves, but also to lock it away and protect it from any wandering   
hands.)

Circa 1780

Height - 5.5in
Width - 7in
Depth - 4in

Stock number

8257