1800 - 1830
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Arlington Court, Devon (Accredited Museum)
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Seemingly it is a simple little table from which to serve tea, but on raising the top (as you see it displayed here) it conceals a group of three tea-caddies and three blending bowls. As tea was considered a precious commodity, it could be locked in here and blended to order when needed.
A mahogany teapoy with circular rising top concealing three caddies with hinged lids and three glass blending bowls; supported on an octagonal column carved with conventional foliage and resting on a shaped base with four moulded feet. Early 19th century.