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Tea caddy

Tea caddy

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained and inlaid wood

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tea caddy, octagonal of harewood inlaid with light wood partly stained, on the lid with scrolls and leaves, on the box with a bow and arrow and wreath flanked by roses on the three central panels and flutings on each side panel. On the lid is a small drop handle.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1780-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stained and inlaid wood


Height: 12.5 cm, Width: 13.8 cm, Depth: 9 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

English 1780-1800


Harewood; Wood; Stain


Inlay; Staining


Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Household objects


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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