|Rare Paper Scroll tea caddy with fantastic decoration & colour. The front has a print of a child holding a kitten.|
Paper scroll decoration is achieved by rolling paper into different shapes, being cut to length and glued in place. This was a pastime for young ladies in the late 18th century and they would take to decorating mirror frames, jewellery boxes and tea caddies.
This tea caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.
|Lot ID: 415|
|Low Estimate: GBP 1,250|
|High Estimate: GBP 1,875|
|Next Bid: GBP 625|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
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|Location of Origin: Various|
|Dimensions: Width 7 in (17.78 cm) Depth 4 in (10.16 cm) Height 5 in (12.70 cm)|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Decorative Works of Art : Boxes / Trunks|
|The History Of Antique Tea Caddies|
In England in the 1700s, tea was an expensive commodity. To keep it safe, people would store it in a lockable Tea Chest or Tea Box, which eventually became known as a Tea Caddy (the word caddy is derived from the Malay "kati", a unit of weight by which tea was sold). As tea was too expensive to risk leaving in the presence of servants, the caddy would be kept in the drawing room. Subsequently, the Tea Caddy became an important & fashionable accessory for the home.
Tea Caddies were made in a huge variety of styles and materials. Some contained glass bowls. The bowl is believed to be either for sugar, or for the purpose of mixing different varieties of tea to the drinker's personal taste.
As tea became cheaper in the early 1800s, its use was much more widespread, increasing the demand for tea caddies. However, by the late 1800s when tea could be bought pre-packed, the demand for tea caddies as functional items gradually declined.
Today Tea Caddies are sought after as decorative pieces, in all shapes & forms.
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