Fine example of an item that was used to store tea which at that time was very expensive and keep locked for safe keeping to insure household staff could not steal. Generally speaking , only wealthy people drank tea during the Georgian and Victorian periods in England. No Key. This mahogany caddy has a regency look which indicates its from the early period or circa 1840. Fine condition and patina with one small ding on the cover see photo # 6. Still has its original bun feet !
W 8 1/8 inches D 4 6/8 inches H approx 5 1/2 inches