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Set of tea caddies in box

Set of tea caddies in box
Set of tea caddies in box
Set of tea caddies in box
Wood, mahogany, brass, tin, iron, textile
Box: 5 x 8 3/4 x 5 in. (12.7 x 22.2 x 12.7 cm)
Rectangular wooden box with mahogany veneer, flat, hinged lid, and brass rosette mounts with bail handle at center of lid; decoration consists of brass willow mounts applied to box at each corner of lid and at bottom, front of box, brass escutcheon; inside, three compartments formed by three pieces of wood (one long, two short), slotted into sides of box, each containing tea caddy; three tinned sheet iron tea caddies of simple construction, two with screw-top lids and one with curved, hinged lid; box also contains two scraps of wood, and key on rose-colored ribbon.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Van der Kemp family, October 21, 1926
Object Number 
written: in black ink on paper label, on bottom of box: "Van der Kemp/ Tea Caddy/ Presented Oct 21, 1926/ Museum Accession #569"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group