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Tea caddy

Tea caddy
Tea caddy
Title
Tea caddy
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood, brass, textile, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 6 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. ( 16.2 x 16.8 x 33.3 cm )
Description 
Rectangular wooden box with flat, hinged lid and brass key surround; parquetry consisting of applied decoration including oval (of lighter wood) at center of lid within chamfered area, with border around edges; on front, two ovals (of darker wood) facing each other within chamfered area, with elaborately veneered borders; on sides, circles (of lighter wood) applied to each side with simple border of same wood; interior of lid covered in wine-colored textile; inside, three compartments with edges painted black, two containing tea caddies; rectangular tea caddies with oval necks set into body, topped by hinged lids painted with single red flower and green leaves, contrasting with flat top of caddy made of darker, varnished wood dovetailed to unpainted sides.
Credit Line 
Permanent Loan from the Beekman Family Association
Object Number 
1948.550a-c
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group