In the 17th century, tea was first introduced to Britain from the East Indies by the Dutch East India Company who had a monopoly on this trade, as well as some of the spices now in common use. As a result, the leaf tea from which the drink was made was an extremely expensive commodity, and so had to be appropriately stored and safeguarded. The tea caddy was devised for this purpose.

The first tea caddies, sometimes called tea canisters, as they were only single compartment vessels, were often of silver, and bottle shaped with a removable top that could be used to measure tea into the pot.

In the 18th century, taxes were imposed on tea making it even more expensive, and to safeguard the contents a lockable box was devised. The simple forms of these boxes had a removable receptacle to store the tea. The larger examples housed more...

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An antique English rosewood tea caddy with twin compartments,…

19th Century Rosewood Tea Caddy with Twin Compartments

An antique English rosewood tea caddy with twin compartments, early 19th century, 14 cm high, 22 cm wide, 14 cm deep

Rosewood tea caddy with two lidded compartments. Late 19th…

Late 19th Century Rosewood Tea Caddy with Dual Compartments

Rosewood tea caddy with two lidded compartments. Late 19th century. 15 x 21 x 12 cm

Regency rosewood small proportion tea caddy fitted with two…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Dual Compartments

Regency rosewood small proportion tea caddy fitted with two interior compartments

An antique English tea caddy, rosewood veneer with inlaid brass…

Antique English Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Inlay

An antique English tea caddy, rosewood veneer with inlaid brass top and bun feet, interior fitted with two canisters and space for mixing bowl, circa 1830, 19 cm high33 cm wide, 16.5 cm deep

A Regency English tea caddy, rosewood and pine with lion mask…

Regency Tea Caddy with Lion Mask Handles

A Regency English tea caddy, rosewood and pine with lion mask handles, early 19th century, 19 cm high, 31 cm wide, 15 cm deep

Early Victorian rosewood tea caddy with 2 internal canisters,…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Canisters

Early Victorian rosewood tea caddy with 2 internal canisters, 32 cm wide, 16.5 cm deep, 17 cm high

A rosewood antique tea caddy with central lacquered container…

Antique Rosewood Tea Caddy with Lacquered Container

A rosewood antique tea caddy with central lacquered container and compartments (22 cm x 31 cm x 15 cm

Regency / Wiv Brazilian rosewood tea caddy, of waisted and…

Regency Brazilian Rosewood Tea Caddy

Regency / Wiv Brazilian rosewood tea caddy, of waisted and moulded form, 38 x 18 cm, 19.5 cm high

Georgian oval satinwood and marquetry tea caddy, c. 1790,…

Georgian Satinwood & Marquetry Tea Caddy with Silver Spoon

Georgian oval satinwood and marquetry tea caddy, c. 1790, crossbanded with Brazilian rosewood, decorated with foliate design in harewood marquetry, with key and sterling silver tea spoon mark of George knight, London, 1821 (2), height 13 cm width 15 cm…

Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy the interior with 2…

Rosewood tea caddy with crystal bowl and lion feet

Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy the interior with 2 lidded compartments and central crystal mixing bowl on brass lions paw feet (lacking handles) 30 cm width

A Neo-Gothic antique English tea caddy, rosewood with gilt…

Antique Rosewood Tea Caddy with Gilt Metal Mounts

A Neo-Gothic antique English tea caddy, rosewood with gilt metal mounts, circa 1840, interior fitted with two lidded compartments with whalebone handles, 14 cm high, 23 cm wide, 13 cm deep

An antique English rosewood double tea caddy, early 19th…

Antique English Rosewood Double Tea Caddy

An antique English rosewood double tea caddy, early 19th century, interior fitted with original boxes and velvet lining, 21 cm high, 32 cm wide, 16 cm deep

Victorian rosewood tea caddy 19th century of sarcophagus form…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Inlay and Glass Bowl

Victorian rosewood tea caddy 19th century of sarcophagus form with mother-of-pearl inlay, interior with pressed glass bowl flanked by two canisters, height 22 cm, width 33 cm, depth 18 cm. Provenance: David Jones Gallery, Sydney. Private Collection,…

Victorian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy twin lidded…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Twin Compartments

Victorian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy twin lidded compartments to interior, 16 cm height, 28 cm width

Victorian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with brass inlay, twin…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Inlay

Victorian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with brass inlay, twin lidded compartments to interior, 15.5 cm height, 24 cm width some brass stringing missing

Large William IV dark rosewood tea caddy on flat bun feet with…

William IV Rosewood Tea Caddy, 1835

Large William IV dark rosewood tea caddy on flat bun feet with interior canisters, C:1835

Good Victorian brass inlaid rosewood tea caddy extensive brass…

Victorian Brass Inlaid Rosewood Tea Caddy with Fitted Interior

Good Victorian brass inlaid rosewood tea caddy extensive brass inlay to lid and sides and interior, fitted interior with two zinc lined compartments, and central glass mixing bowl, key available, length 32 cm.

William IV rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, traditional form,…

William IV Rosewood Tea Caddy with Glass Bowl

William IV rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, traditional form, two handled (one chipped), interior with 2 lidded compartments and glass mixing bowl on bun feet, 31 cm wide

Regency Brazilian rosewood tea caddy brass inlid, with matching…

Brazilian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Matching Canisters and Bowl

Regency Brazilian rosewood tea caddy brass inlid, with matching canisters to interior, and Bristol blue glass mixing bowl, lion head mask handles, length 30 cm; height 16 cm

Victorian Tunbridge inlaid rosewood tea caddy castle scene…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Castle Inlay

Victorian Tunbridge inlaid rosewood tea caddy castle scene decoration to floral band and satinwood lid, twin fitted interior, circa 1850, length 22 cm; height 12 cm

Georgian satinwood tea caddy, cross banded in rosewood,…

Satinwood Tea Caddy with Rosewood Banding and Lion Feet

Georgian satinwood tea caddy, cross banded in rosewood, supported on ormolu lion paw feet (no interior)

William IV / early Victorian rosewood tea caddy, inlaid with…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Mother of Pearl Inlay, c1840

William IV / early Victorian rosewood tea caddy, inlaid with mother of pearl, twin lidded interior with ebony knobs, c1840

A Victorian bird's eye maple box, 9th century, with key, the…

Victorian Bird's Eye Maple Tea Caddy Box with Key

A Victorian bird's eye maple box, 9th century, with key, the light honey toned box with an aged patina, formerly a tea caddy, with rosewood edges and a simple round mother-of-pearl escutcheon, well restored with black moire taffeta lining, height 10.5 cm,…

Large GIV/WIV rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with twin…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Twin Canisters and Bowl, c1835

Large GIV/WIV rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with twin canisters and bowl, on flat bun feet with turned carrying handles, c1835

An antique English rosewood tea caddy with bone escutcheon,…

English Rosewood Tea Caddy with Bone Escutcheon (9 words)

An antique English rosewood tea caddy with bone escutcheon, early 19th century, 11.5 cm high, 19.5 cm wide, 11.5 cm deep

An George III rosewood ring handle tea caddy, circa 1820-1830,…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Starburst Inlay

An George III rosewood ring handle tea caddy, circa 1820-1830, of rectangular form, inlaid with a brass starburst to the lid, the fitted interior with two rosewood zinc lined tea caddies flanking the original star burst cut blending bowl, 15 cm high, 31…

A Regency brass inlaid rosewood tea caddy, circa 1830, the…

Brass Inlaid Rosewood Tea Caddy with Glass Bowl

A Regency brass inlaid rosewood tea caddy, circa 1830, the interior fitted with a central heavy molded glass blending bowl and two tea boxes with rosewood lids, 15 cm high, 30.5 cm wide, 16.5 cm deep

Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy the interior with 2…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Glass Mixing Bowl

Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy the interior with 2 lidded compartments and central glass mixing bowl, 31 cm width

Regency rosewood and brass inlaid tea caddy oblong shape, the…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Inlay and Handles

Regency rosewood and brass inlaid tea caddy oblong shape, the hinged lid revealing an interior with 2 lidded compartments and central well, with ornate brass handles and ball feet, 31 cm width

Regency rosewood and brass tea caddy sarcophagus shape with…

Ornate Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Inlays

Regency rosewood and brass tea caddy sarcophagus shape with ornate brass floral and scroll inlays, 25 cm width.

Regency rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus shape, (lacks interior…

Rosewood Tea Caddy and Walnut Stationery Stand

Regency rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus shape, (lacks interior fittings and escutcheon), together with a burr walnut stationery stand with gilt metal embellishments.

Victorian brass-bound rosewood tea caddy box, height 12  cm,…

Victorian Brass-Bound Rosewood Tea Caddy Box

Victorian brass-bound rosewood tea caddy box, height 12 cm, width 15.5 cm

Regency rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus top, with fitted…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Crystal Glass and Fitted Interior

Regency rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus top, with fitted interior, wooden handles and crystal glass, height 21 cm, length 34 cm, depth 16.5 cm

Tunbridge ware tea caddy 19th century, rosewood & fruitwood,…

19th Century Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy

Tunbridge ware tea caddy 19th century, rosewood & fruitwood, inlaid decoration, height 14, width 24 cm

An exceptional Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, the…

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Tea Caddy with Inlaid Brass and Crystal

An exceptional Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, the exterior with gilt cut brass, mop and abalone decorative inlays, enclosing two original conforming compartments flanking the cut crystal footed mixing bowl, captured ring side handles and…

Victorian rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus shaped, on ebonised…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Twin Compartments, 1840

Victorian rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus shaped, on ebonised ball feet, twin lidded compartments to interior, circa 1840, height 18 cm.

19th century sarcophagus shaped rosewood tea caddy with string…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Inlay and Three Compartments

19th century sarcophagus shaped rosewood tea caddy with string inlay and three lidded compartments to the interior measures 30 cm high, 15.5 cm wide, af

A Regency rosewood tea caddy. 18 cm high, 30 cm wide, 16 cm…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy - Elegant Storage Solution

A Regency rosewood tea caddy. 18 cm high, 30 cm wide, 16 cm deep.

William IV tea caddy early 19th century, rosewood, sarcophagus…

William IV Rosewood Tea Caddy

William IV tea caddy early 19th century, rosewood, sarcophagus shape, with brass plaque and matching rosewood handles and, fitted interior, height 18.5 cm, length 36 cm, depth 18 cm

An early 19th century tortoiseshell teacaddy, of plain design…

Tortoiseshell Teacaddy with Silver Stringing and Gilt Brass Feet

An early 19th century tortoiseshell teacaddy, of plain design with silver stringing and gilt brass ball feet, the interior fitted in rosewood and tortoiseshell with two lidded compartments and a glass mixing bowl. English circa 1820. 12 x 25 x 15 cm

A Georgian rosewood tea caddy box c.1820 - 1830

Georgian Rosewood Tea Caddy, c.1820-1830

A Georgian rosewood tea caddy box c.1820 - 1830

Fine timber tea caddy with Oriental Flourishes made with…

Oriental Rosewood Tea Caddy with Fitted Compartments

Fine timber tea caddy with Oriental Flourishes made with rosewood veneer and the inside fitted nicely with two lidded compartmental sections and lidded box, size 22 cm x 30 cm x 15.5 cm

Three English tea caddies, 19th century comprising two box form…

English Tea Caddy Trio - 19th Century

Three English tea caddies, 19th century comprising two box form satinwood strung mahogany caddies and a rosewood sarcophagus form tea caddy the largest 12 cm high, 18 cm wide, 10.5 cm deep

19th century rosewood tea caddy with brass inlay

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Inlay

19th century rosewood tea caddy with brass inlay

Rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus probably late Georgian and in a…

Georgian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Crystal Bowl

Rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus probably late Georgian and in a rosewood veneer with a curved top and a hinged lid revealing two compartmental mixing sections and a centralised cut crystal bowl, height 20 cm, width 32 cm, depth 17 cm

Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, with twin lidded…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Glass Mixing Bowl

Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, with twin lidded interior and central glass mixing bowl

Regency rosewood and silver tea caddy rosewood with silver…

Regency Rosewood & Silver Tea Caddy with Interior Compartments

Regency rosewood and silver tea caddy rosewood with silver borders and corners, with 2 interior lidded compartments, circa 1820, length 21 cm, height 10 cm

A George III rosewood tea caddy, early 19th century, of plain…

George III Rosewood Tea Caddy with Boxwood Stringing

A George III rosewood tea caddy, early 19th century, of plain double-cube form with a hinged top, with boxwood stringing to all edges, 15 cm high, 30 cm wide, 15 cm deep,

Victorian rosewood tea caddy single lidded tea box, 14 cm wide,…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Missing Stringing

Victorian rosewood tea caddy single lidded tea box, 14 cm wide, 10.5 cm high, some stringing missing

Regency rosewood tea caddy of sarcophagus form on bun feet (one…

Rosewood Tea Caddy on Bun Feet

Regency rosewood tea caddy of sarcophagus form on bun feet (one missing)

A Regency rosewood tea caddy box c.1830's, the interior later…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Velvet Lining

A Regency rosewood tea caddy box c.1830's, the interior later relined with velvet, height 17 cm, width 30 cm, depth 15 cm

A Regency rosewood sarcophagus shaped tea caddy English, circa…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Crystal Mixing Bowl

A Regency rosewood sarcophagus shaped tea caddy English, circa 1810, fitting interior with crystal mixing bowl. Height 16 x 34 x 20 cm

Regency rosewood sarcophagus caddy with intricate brass inlay,…

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Caddy with Brass Inlay, c.1825

Regency rosewood sarcophagus caddy with intricate brass inlay, triple interior with matching canisters, c.1825

Regency rosewood sarcophagus caddy edged in boxwood, matching…

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Caddy with Matching Canisters

Regency rosewood sarcophagus caddy edged in boxwood, matching triple interior with lidded canisters, rosewood side handles with brass rings, c.1825

Large Regency rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus shape with double…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Canisters and Bowl, c.1830

Large Regency rosewood tea caddy sarcophagus shape with double angled top, twin canisters and original bowl with ground pontil, with key, c.1830

Large Regency Brazilian rosewood sarcophagus caddy of waisted…

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Caddy with Gilt Handles, c1830

Large Regency Brazilian rosewood sarcophagus caddy of waisted form, triple interior with lidded canisters and cut glass bowl, with gilt brass ring handles, c1830

Regency rosewood tea caddy, of sarcophagus form, boxwood strung,…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Ivory Knobs and Lion Handles

Regency rosewood tea caddy, of sarcophagus form, boxwood strung, twin lidded interior with ivory knobs, lion ring handles & claw feet, c1820, 18.5 cm x 11 cm, 14.5 cm

Large Regency dark rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, with large…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Handles and Interior

Large Regency dark rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, with large brass ring handles, bun feet and triple section interior with mixing bowl, c1825, 36 cm x 20 cm, 23 cm high

George III East Indies Rosewood tea caddy, boxwood strung with…

George III Rosewood Tea Caddy with Ivory Knobs

George III East Indies Rosewood tea caddy, boxwood strung with matching interior with turned ivory knobs, c1800, 19 cm x 11 cm, 12 cm high

Large Regency/William IV mahogany tea caddy, sarcophagus shape…

Regency Mahogany Tea Caddy with Rosewood Interior

Large Regency/William IV mahogany tea caddy, sarcophagus shape with interior of Rosewood & Birdseye maple stripes and lids, c1830, 31 cm x 21 cm, 19 cm high

Large Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, the interior with…

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Tea Caddy with Brass Accents

Large Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, the interior with vaulted canisters and cut glass bowl, ornate brass ring handles & ball feet, c1830, 35 cm x 19 cm, 21 cm high

Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with double lidded…

Rosewood Sarcophagus Tea Caddy with Double Lid & Handles

Regency rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with double lidded interior and turned carrying handles

Regency rosewood caddy of canted sarcophagus form, with brass…

Regency Rosewood Caddy with Brass Handles and Ivory Escutcheon

Regency rosewood caddy of canted sarcophagus form, with brass ring handles and shaped ivory escutcheon, matching interior canisters. c1820, 32 cm x 15 cm, 18.5 cm high

Regency rosewood sarcophagus caddy boxwood strung, with…

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Caddy with Lion Handles

Regency rosewood sarcophagus caddy boxwood strung, with original paw feet and lion handles, twin lidded interior with ivory knobs. c1820, 19 cm x 11.5 cm, 15 cm high

Regency rosewood bow fronted caddy with divided interior, on…

Regency Rosewood Bow Fronted Caddy with Divided Interior

Regency rosewood bow fronted caddy with divided interior, on bun feet with diamond shaped escutcheon. c1810, 33.3 cm x 17.2 cm, 14 cm high

George III satinwood caddy cross banded in rosewood and strung…

George III Satinwood and Rosewood Caddy

George III satinwood caddy cross banded in rosewood and strung in ebony and boxwood, on ogee bracket feet and with original swan handle on the lid, lidded interior with ivory knobs. 27 cm wide, by 16.5 cm high. c1790, 27.5 cm x 14.5 cm, 16 cm high

Regency burr yew tea caddy of canted sarcophagus shape, with…

Regency Burr Yew Tea Caddy with Rosewood Interior

Regency burr yew tea caddy of canted sarcophagus shape, with triple section interior of rosewood and ivory thread escutcheon. c1820, 31 cm x 14.5 cm, 17 cm high

Regency caddy in Brazilian rosewood with 3 lidded interior, on…

Regency Rosewood Caddy with Three Lidded Interior

Regency caddy in Brazilian rosewood with 3 lidded interior, on ball feet. c1830, 32.5 cm x 16.5 cm, 18 cm high

Regency period rosewood tea caddy 33 cm wide, 17.5 cm deep, 20…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy - 33x17.5x20cm

Regency period rosewood tea caddy 33 cm wide, 17.5 cm deep, 20 cm high

19th century rosewood tea caddy with dome top, 30.5 cm wide, 15…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Dome Top

19th century rosewood tea caddy with dome top, 30.5 cm wide, 15 cm deep, 17 cm high

William IV period rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with mother of…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Mother of Pearl Handles

William IV period rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with mother of pearl handles and flat bun feet, c1840, 22.5 cm wide, 13.5 cm deep

Victorian rosewood tea caddy, of rectangular form with tapering…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Three Compartments

Victorian rosewood tea caddy, of rectangular form with tapering sides, opening to three compartments, length 17.5 cm

A Victorian rosewood tea caddy, with brass inlay & claw feet

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Inlay & Claw Feet

A Victorian rosewood tea caddy, with brass inlay & claw feet

Regency sarcophagus tea caddy in Brazilian rosewood, with twin…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Feet and Ivory Escutcheon

Regency sarcophagus tea caddy in Brazilian rosewood, with twin lidded interior, brass ball feet, ring handle, the stringing and handles of boxwood, ivory escutcheon, c1825.

Georgian burr walnut & rosewood tea caddy, with dome top,…

Georgian Burr Walnut Tea Caddy with Inlaid Canisters

Georgian burr walnut & rosewood tea caddy, with dome top, inlaid canisters and glass mixing bowl, key included, 35 cm wide, 19 cm high

Regency IV tea caddy, made from Brazilian rosewood, with 3…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Ivory Escutcheon

Regency IV tea caddy, made from Brazilian rosewood, with 3 section interior and lidded compartments, ivory shield escutcheon. 18 cm by 33 cm long.

Georgian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, 20 cm wide, 12.5 cm…

Georgian Rosewood Tea Caddy Sarcophagus

Georgian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, 20 cm wide, 12.5 cm high

Georgian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, four bun feet, mother…

Georgian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Mother of Pearl Escutcheon

Georgian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, four bun feet, mother of pearl key escutcheon (no key available), 18 cm height, 31 cm length, 15 cm depth

A Regency rosewood inlaid tea caddy, of sarcophagus form, fine…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Satinwood Inlay

A Regency rosewood inlaid tea caddy, of sarcophagus form, fine satinwood inlaid panels with elaborate scrolling frame, captured ring handles, the interior with two lidded compartments.

A Regency rosewood tea caddy, plain sarcophagus form,…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay

A Regency rosewood tea caddy, plain sarcophagus form, mother-of-pearl- inlaid escutcheon, vacant interior. 28.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 15.5 cm

William IV rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, with boxwood…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Boxwood Stringing and Brass Fittings

William IV rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy, with boxwood stringing, brass fittings and twin lidded interior, circa 1830, 21 cm wide, 12 cm deep, 17 cm high

A Regency rosewood tea caddy, sarcophagus form, the interior…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Glass Bowl

A Regency rosewood tea caddy, sarcophagus form, the interior with two lidded compartments and an old glass mixing bowl. A.F.

Victorian rosewood tea caddy with dome top with two lidded…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Mother of Pearl Escutcheon

Victorian rosewood tea caddy with dome top with two lidded interior compartments and mother of pearl key escutcheon, sitting on bun feet. Size height 15 cm, width 20 cm, depth 13 cm

Large William IV rosewood tea caddy, with brass ring handles…

William IV Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Handles and Canisters

Large William IV rosewood tea caddy, with brass ring handles and three section interior with vaulted canisters, circa 1830, 19.5 cm x 36 cm, 23 cm high

Large Regency Brazilian rosewood sarcophagus caddy, with gilt…

Regency Rosewood Sarcophagus Caddy with Ivory Fittings

Large Regency Brazilian rosewood sarcophagus caddy, with gilt brass lion ring handles, the interior with lidded compartments and mixing bowl, ivory fittings, 16 cm x 31.5 cm, 17 cm high

Victorian rosewood tea caddy, with key, 21 cm x 12.5 cm, 12 cm…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Key - Antique Collectible

Victorian rosewood tea caddy, with key, 21 cm x 12.5 cm, 12 cm high

A Regency rosewood tea caddy, sarcophagus form, the interior…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Engraved Mixing Bowl

A Regency rosewood tea caddy, sarcophagus form, the interior with two removable hinge lidded compartments flanking the engraved mixing bowl.

Regency rosewood an amboyna tea caddy, in sarcophagus form with…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Marquetry and Bun Feet

Regency rosewood an amboyna tea caddy, in sarcophagus form with marquetry, ring handles and bun feet

Victorian rosewood tea caddy, in vaulted form with rosewood and…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Satinwood Stripes

Victorian rosewood tea caddy, in vaulted form with rosewood and satinwood stripes to front and top. Length 25 cm Height 14.5 cm.

Regency Brazilian rosewood tea caddy, with three section…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Ebony Canisters

Regency Brazilian rosewood tea caddy, with three section interior with sarcophagus shaped ebony canisters, rosewood ring handles on reeded bun feet, 37 cm wide, 17.5 cm deep, 20 cm high

Regency rosewood tea caddy, with brass inlay, lion ring handles,…

Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy with Brass Inlay and Lion Handles

Regency rosewood tea caddy, with brass inlay, lion ring handles, 3 section interior and brass barrel canisters, 35 cm wide, 16.3 cm deep, 16.3 cm high

A Regency rosewood tea chest, circa 1815, of sarcophagus shape…

Regency Rosewood Tea Chest with Elaborate Cast Feet

A Regency rosewood tea chest, circa 1815, of sarcophagus shape with boxwood edging, a bone escutcheon, twin lion and ring brass handles and raised on elaborate cast shell feet, the fitted interior with hinged caddies and a glass mixing bowl, with a silver…

Victorian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with three lidded…

Victorian Rosewood Tea Caddy with Felt-Lined Compartments

Victorian rosewood sarcophagus tea caddy with three lidded internal felt lined compartments & lid & standing on four bun feet, dimensions 27.8 x 15.5 x 14.8 cm

Early Victorian dome top rosewood tea caddy, with satinwood…

Rosewood Tea Caddy with Satinwood Stripes

Early Victorian dome top rosewood tea caddy, with satinwood stripes to top and front, 20 cm wide, 11 cm high

Georgian rosewood tea caddy, sarcophagus shape. No interior…

Georgian Rosewood Tea Caddy, Sarcophagus Shape, MoP Escutcheon

Georgian rosewood tea caddy, sarcophagus shape. No interior fittings. Four bun feet. MoP key escutcheon (no key available). Length 30 cm

A cased George II set of three sterling silver tea caddies by…

George II Sterling Silver Tea Caddies with Case

A cased George II set of three sterling silver tea caddies by Samuel Herbert & Co, London 1754, comprising an circular bowl and cover, a pair of vase shaped caddies and covers, all with embossed floral decoration, engraved contemporary coat of arms and…