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TEA CADDY

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The box is made in the shape of a chest with a bombe front. The surface is covered with a thin veneer of tortoise shell. Inside are compartments for tea lined with tin foil and with covers in shell with small ivory knobs. The inside of the cover is lined with red velvet.

Object name:
TEA CADDY
Made from:
Tortoise shell -- wood -- ivory -- tin foil -- velvet
Made in:
England
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
12.7 x 17.1 cm (5 x 6 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.51
Class:
IVORY
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973