Tea caddy

Object Number: 
1937.217a-e
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group