Rectangular Tea Chest
Use this handsome caddy to hold anything from cards or coasters to treasured jewelry. Tea chests, a fixture in more affluent English and colonial homes, were crafted by artisans of considerable skill. This reproduction of a rectangular tea chest, based on an antique 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 style also suits a modern day influence. 11" L x 6" W x 6" H.
- Mahogany wood
- Reproduction tea chest
- 11"L x 6"W x 6"H
- Solid brass fittings
- Dust with damp soft cloth
- WILLIAMSBURG and Monticello exclusive!
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.