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Antique Boxes in English Society
|A fine two compartment tea caddy from the end of the 18th century.
The outside is satinwood.
Double caddies are usually oblong sometimes octagonal or oval. They have two lids, or two removable canisters with hinged tops. Sometimes one lid and a space for a glass bowl. As this is the first time that the glass bowl is mentioned I would like to note the two theories regarding its use? One that it was used for sugar and the other for mixing the blend of tea.