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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 so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.