Victorian style small tea caddy. Wood effect made from printed glossy card with metal non working clasp on front.
Measures 17mm x 8mm x 12mm high approx. This has been scaled in 1/12th exactly from the original measurements.
Lightly distressed to give a "aged" appearance.
Does not open - decorative item only.
Other designs available as pictured to show options and scale. Props and furniture not included, you are purchasing item as listed.
A tea caddy is a receptacle used to store tea. When first introduced to Europe, tea was extremely expensive, and kept under lock and key. The containers were often expensive and decorative, to fit in with the rest of the room.
In the late 18th and early 19th century, caddies made from mahogany and rosewood were popular.
The larger varieties were known as tea chests.