tea caddy

Rectangular wooden tea caddy with marquetry designs. It has a hinged lid with a turned bone handle and this locks in place with the use of a key. Inside is a lid with a metal handle. The caddy is lined with metallic paper. On the underside of the outer lid is an inscription "E P Allen of the Horniman, Forest Hill, From Dear Mother." An old display label with the object, printed in black on glossy paper.

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