1890 S and E Sterling Bright Cut Merrick Pattern 21 Pc Dresser Set
Custom made specifically for the original owner, the aesthetic monogram GTF is worked into the overall pattern of beautifully chased swirling acanthus leaves and dainty blossoms. Most of the pieces are near mint and marked, MERRICK Whelan Aehle-Hutchinson Sterling S and E (hallmarks). Specifics listed below with measurements:
STANDING VANITY MIRROR, NM, beveled mirror in swivel frame on stand, very slight crackling in the mirror silvering. Overall measurements are 13.5 inches wide, 15.5 inches high and 4.25 inches deep, with mirror 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide in 12 inch by 10 inch sterling frame.
DRESSER TRAY, NM, 11 inches across, 8 inches top to bottom and .75 inches to 1 inch deep, shallowest 1/32 inch indentation in the center.
JEWELRY BOX, MINT, exact matching pattern and quality workmanship, but different markings, 131 Sterling S & E (hallmarks), 7 inches wide, 5.5 inches front-to-back and 3.25 inches high. The interior is fully lined in emerald green velvet with a removable fitted tray with space for bracelets and eight rings, with the interior bottom measuring 6.25 inches wide, 5 inches front-to-back and 1.5 inches deep. With a tiny key valuables can be locked inside.
WOOD LINED BOX, MINT, exact matching pattern and quality workmanship, but different markings, STERLING 925 FINE in a circle around F and B in a tiny flag hallmark. The box is 5inches wide, 4 inches front to back and 2 inches high, inside is 4 inches wide, 3.5 inches front to back and 1 and three eighths inches deep. Lined in thin slabs of fine mahogany, base piece is removable, gold wash inside lid. With a tiny key the owner would be able to lock valuables inside.
BRUSH, COMB and HAND MIRROR, NM, brush and hand mirror are in good condition. Comb has been replaced in the sterling band, replaced brush bristles circa 1950. The brush and hand mirror are marked, Sterling S and E (hallmarks). Brush is 8.75 inches long, 1.5 inches high with the bristles and 2.75 inches at the widest point, the handle is firm and sturdy enough for use. Mirror is 7.25 inches long with the ring handle and 5.5 inches wide with original beveled mirror inside. The long comb is 7 and three eighths inches.
NAIL BUFFER and TRAY, NM, buffer marked, Sterling and tray is marked Sterling S and E (hallmarks). The handle on the buffer is firm and sturdy enough for use, kid leather wraps the buffing surface, which fits perfectly into the holding tray.
GINGER JAR SHAPED POWDER POT, MINT, also hand scribed 760. Jar is 4 inches wide, 4 inches front to back and 3.75 inches high with 13 inch circumference.
TALCUM POWDER SHAKER, MINT, 4.25 inches high and 2.25 inches across, with 5.75 inch circumference of the body.
4 inch POWDER POT, EX, 4 inch across and 2.5 inches high, with 11.5 inch circumference of the body (there are four less than one eighth inch splits in the rim edge of the lid caused during tooling of the silver, exactly within portions of the design, and three more that were soldered at the time of making. A one half inch wide very shallow dent is on the bottom edge near the markings.
2.5 inch ROUGE POT, MINT, 2.5 inch across and 1.25 inches high, with a 7 inch circumference of the body, has the original heavy glass liner.
VANITY BOTTLES and TOOLS, all EX plus, All marked Sterling. Two fluted crystal toilet water or Perfume Bottles with screw on sterling lids (a third sterling lid) are 4 inches tall, 1.75 inches across, 5.25 inches in circumference. Powder Brush also has S and E (hallmarks) original soft horsehair bristles in a firm and sturdy sterling handle measures 6 inches long and 3.75 inches wide, with 3 inch bristles. Nail File is a steel file on sterling handle 7 inches long. Cuticle Tool has a steel blade on sterling handle that is 4.75 inches long. Steel Button Hook on sterling handle is 7 and three eighths inches long, all handles are .75 inches wide.
WHISK BROOM, NM, Marked on open rim edge, Sterling S and E (hallmarks), 10.5 inches high and 4.5 inches across overall, with the sterling handle at 4.5 inches long and 3 inches wide
CLOTHES BRUSH, NM, marked Sterling on the edge, it is 6.75 inches long and 2 inches wide overall with original thick 1.25 inch deep horsehair bristles
This set is gorgeous by the piece, and absolutely dazzling as a group.