Victorian style tall tea caddy. Wood effect made from printed card with a layer of gloss painted ont top.
Measures 20mm tall (3/4 inch) approx.
Layered lid with metal faux detail on top and matching faux clasp at front.
Does not open - decorative item only.
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.