• Auctions. Find tea caddies in furniture sales at auction houses. For instance, the late-18th-century carved ivory caddy shown above sold for $5,775 at Christie’s London. It was complete with a red-lined interior and glass fittings.
• Sallea Antiques. Speak to owner Sally Kaltman (203/972-1050; salleaantiques.com).
• Mallett Inc. Check out these specialists in English and Continental furniture with showrooms in London and New York (212/249-8783; mallettantiques.com).
Ivory caddy courtesy of Christie’s London