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Tea caddy

Tea caddy
Title
Tea caddy
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood, brass, metal foil
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 16.5 x 12.1 cm )
Description 
Rectangular wooden tea caddy with flat, hinged lid decorated with inlaid brass border and inscription at center, and diamond-shaped plate; interior divided into two compartments, all covered in metal foil, with wooden panels covered in foil at bottom with metal knobs at center, and two wooden lids with one side covered in foil atop each compartment, balanced on dividers, with brass pulls.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number 
1937.217a-e
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group