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Tea caddy

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper-work; mahogany; satinwood; brass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Thomas Sutton, Esq., in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:

    W.61:1 to 3-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tea caddy; octagonal, decorated with panels of curled paper-work, on crimson and yellow foil under glass, ink framing of mahogany edged with lines of satinwood; brass drop handle on the top.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1780-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Paper-work; mahogany; satinwood; brass


Height: 13 cm, Width: 17.1 cm, Depth: 11.7 cm

Object history note

Given to the V&A in 1919 by Thomas Sutton Esq. [R.P. 19/3782].

Descriptive line

Tea caddy, English, 1780-1800


Paper; Glass; Mahogany; Satinwood; Brass; Foil


Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Woodwork; Containers


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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