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Mahogany Tea Caddy

Mahogany Georgian tea caddy with replaced brass handle and original brass lock. Holds original tin canisters for tea or coffee, items of such value they were usually kept locked in a caddy in the parlor. Given in memory of Janie Jolly Griffin.

Object number: 1971.13.1

Dimensions: 10 1/4” long; 6” wide; 5 3/4” deep

Estimated date: 1750-1800 (circa 1760).



What visitors say

Thank you for the excellent tour of the Joel Lane House.  I learned a lot about the history of Raleigh as well as the Joel Lane House.  I learned how harsh conditions were back then and how we take for granted things they did not have back then.  The structure of houses has really changed a lot since the Joel Lane House was built.

Matt