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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 guiding us through the Joel Lane House. It was very interesting and fun. There was a door in the kitchen. What was it for? I wish we had more time. Thank you once again.

Kevin