We are unpacking an amazing collection of Edwardian and late Victorian silver plated whimsies, cake baskets, humidors, egg cups and napkin rings. There also are several part sets of coffee and tea services and various amusing accessories. Japanese design influence is seen in several of the pieces. This collector's sense of humor shines when you see the objects grouped together. She enjoyed the thrill of the chase.
There are also fifteen Persian and Afghan hand made rugs, including several runners and accent sizes. Photos to come.
Rug expert Basil Scaljon, will lead a session on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1:00 pm, on identifying and evaluating rugs. Brings rugs or photos of rugs for free verbal evaluation. Learn how to care for rugs, and how to spot "hot" buys.
The silver collection includes:
Wallace sterling "La Reine" flatware
It'll be sunny (we hope)! Temp 2162.
Butter servers from turn of the 19th century
Trays and card trays from earlier days
Cake baskets stands and interesting café baskets from Victorian and Edwardian eras
Egg cups and egg shaped items
Napkin rings - classic Victorian band styles in various designs and figural napkin rings
Tea pots and tea services from Victorian and Edwardian eras
Small loving cups and chalices
Miniature paintings on paper and ivory
178 pieces of various types of flatware and serving pieces
Boxes, whimsies, two humidor desk sets, brushes
Victorian bookcase, several small display cases
Bing and Grondal blue and white porcelain
Unusual handmade rug with "walled city" design - Persia within the last 30 years
Rug runners range in size from 6' to 15' in length, hand woven, different
Pair of matching rugs just right for bedside