George III Tea Caddy

George III Tea Caddy
origins: England
period: Late 18th or early 19th c.
~ sold
reference: 287

A rare and unusual George III rolled paperĀ and fruitwood, hexagonal Tea Caddy. Tea Caddies such as this are also referred to as quilwork. During the lateĀ 18th and early 19th centuries ladies decorated these boxes providing them with a “genteel Pastime”. In excellent condition.