Box for Tea Caddy Set

Object Name: 
Box for Tea Caddy Set

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Object Name: 
Box for Tea Caddy Set
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.2.67 C
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1775-1780
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Esty
Web Description: 
Tea was often stored in expensive containers. A hostess would open them and prepare the tea in front of her guests.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Esty, Mrs. William, Former Collection
1960-05-26
Primary Description: 
Velvet lined octagonal wooden box richly inlaid in the Sheraton style; it consists mainly of symmetrically arranged flower and leaf ornaments on the obverse, a pseudo-spiral band of leaves and water lilies on the two diagonal obverse sides, and a cartouche-like ornament on the top encircling the metal handle.