English Style Tea Caddy in Mahogany from Colonial Williamsburg
The watermark on the bottom of this English style tea caddy indicates it is from Colonial Williamsburg. A 1930s or 40s replica of an earlier piece, it is made out of deeply hued mahogany. A brass handle and a winged escutcheon adorn the outside, while the inside is tin-lined and appears to have been used for its intended purpose – to store tea. The lid lifts up and hinges back to reveal the interior storage. This shapely octagonal piece is 5” tall and 6” wide. Its diminutive size, rich coloring, and excellent condition make it a unique accessory to a kitchen, dining room, study, or family room. It would also be an interesting addition to an antique box collection!