Sheffield Silverplate Silent Butler with Crumb Brush, c1940sSheffield Silverplate Silent Butler with Crumb Brush, c1940sSheffield Silverplate Silent Butler with Crumb Brush, c1940sSheffield Silverplate Silent Butler with Crumb Brush, c1940sSheffield Silverplate Silent Butler with Crumb Brush, c1940sSheffield Silverplate Silent Butler with Crumb Brush, c1940s

In a more elegant age, crumbs on the table needed to be discreetly removed and 'The Silent Butler' was one method. These boxes have a long handle and can usually be opened by one hand with the aid of a thumb-piece. This example has a celluloid-handled brush hidden in its base and the silverplate box is enhanced with an engraved armorial of a rearing horse. Maker is The Sheffield Silver Co., USA. Length 10.25 ins (26cm), width 7.5 ins (19cm), depth 2 ins (5cm). Weight 516 grams. In very good condition, with some minor discoloration to the brush from age. This item can be seen in the book, "Antique Boxes - Inside and Out", on page 106.

Item ID: GEC-0028

Sheffield Silverplate Silent Butler with Crumb Brush, c1940s

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