Omg! Jewelry box that my husband gave me is an antique tea caddy 1830’s era!
Posted at 6:03 pm by 1909ventilo, on June 5, 2013
Tea caddy is the name for a small box made to hold tea leaves. In the eighteenth century, tea was very expensive and it was stored under lock and key. The first tea caddies were made with locks. By the nineteenth century, tea was more plentiful and the tea caddy was larger. Often there were two sections, one for green tea, one for black tea. Tea caddies were made of porcelain, silver, or, for the less well-to-do, painted tin.
Note******Info found on the internet…
A wonderful English mother of pearl and abalone tea caddy with interior ivory trim and vegetable ivory bun feet, circa 1830*
Of sarcophagus form, the hinged lid enclosing a pair of lidded compartments, raised on disk feet.
height 5 3/4in (14.5cm); width 6 7/8in (17.5cm); depth 4in (10cm)
Estimate:US$ 2,000 – 3,000
£1,300 – 2,000 €1,500 – 2,300
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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