Make a statement at afternoon tea with this stunning Victorian-style engraved folding biscuit box.
It has a shell-shaped body sitting in a frame, with interior pierced fretwork dividers to protect your biscuits and stands on four elegant feet. It opens out into two halves.
It could be used to store sweets, biscuits, or trinkets etc.
Dimensions: Height 22.5 cm, length 20 cm, width 10cm at widest point.
Demand for commercially produced biscuits soared in the 19th century alongside the demand for tea and coffee. The popularity of taking afternoon tea with cakes and biscuits rose during the Victorian period. Biscuit boxes became necessary both for storing biscuits which had been bought and were brought to the table for afternoon tea.
Biscuit tins and boxes varied hugely in size, shape and material according to their use; Small, decorative boxes such as this were for domestic use. Biscuit tins - as other silverware - became much grander during Victorian times, especially those for the dinner table. The advent of afternoon tea increased the need - and the desire - for highly decorative biscuit boxes, which were needed to be aesthetically pleasing and would take pride of place alongside the equally ornate tea and coffee services.
Please note this is a vintage piece and there is only one available, so once it is gone, it is gone!
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