Octagonal Tea Chest

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  • Mahogany wood
  • Reproduction tea chest
  • 5"H x 6 1/2"dia.
  • Solid brass fittings
  • Dust with damp soft cloth
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    In the 18th century, it kept precious tea under lock and key. Today, it can store jewelry or valuables. Tea chests, a fixture in more affluent English and colonial homes, were crafted by artisans of considerable skill. This exquisite reproduction of an antique octagonal tea caddy made between 1740-1760 features equally sophisticated style and craftsmanship. Solid brass fittings, mahogany wood, and delicate curves make this keepsake box a perfect fit with traditional furnishings, while its distinctive shape also suits a modern style. 
    Tea was first introduced into England from the Orient during the middle of the seventeenth century. Within a century, tea drinking became an integral part of English and colonial culture. Anxious for revenue, Parliament imposed a Tea Tax on the colonies in 1773. The colonists' response was the Boston Tea Party and subsequent boycott of tea.

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