Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy
Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy
Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy
Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy
Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy
Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy

Regency Period Rosewood Tea Caddy

c. 1820 England

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£880 gbp
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Regency period rosewood tea caddy, the edge with boxwood stringing, the interior retaining two original lids, bone turned knobs, four paw feet matching the lion's head handles.
The word Tea Caddy is believed to be derived from catty, the Chinese pound, equal to about a pound and a third avoirdupois. The earliest examples that came to Europe were of Chinese porcelain, and approximated in shape to the ginger-jar. They had lids or stoppers likewise of china, and were most frequently blue and white. Until about 1800 they were called tea canisters rather than caddies.
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.
Dimensions
Height 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
Width 9.00 inch (22.86 cm)
Depth 5.00 inch (12.70 cm)
Stock Code
6392
Windsor House Antiques Ltd

Windsor House Antiques Ltd
Barnwell Manor
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Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
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