Egyptian influence carved wood tea caddy (a) with two lidded compartments (b,c) and blue and white ceramic bowl inset (d)

Tea caddy, c. 1825

Unknown artist, expand_more

This tea caddy was inspired by the heavy neoclassical furniture pictured in the influential design periodical Ackermann’s Repository of Arts. It could well be a miniaturized version of a sideboard that appeared there—a flat-topped piece meant to be placed against a wall, with cupboards and drawers for storing dishes, glasses, and table linen.

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Title
Tea caddy
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Artist
Accession Number
97.163.1a-f
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Egyptian influence carved wood tea caddy (a) with two lidded compartments (b,c) and blue and white ceramic bowl inset (d)