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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

Visiting the Joel Lane House was like going back in time.  Thank you so much for showing us the house of Joel Lane.  Its interesting to see how the founder of Wake County lived.

Kayla