VERY RARE Derby Aesthetic Victorian Figural Cherub Quadruple Silver Plated Victorian Dresser or Cigar Box~ Circa 1890's
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This is a VERY RARE piece of history! These ornate large boxes are almost impossible to find outside of museums. This one has 4 compartments that open - one at the very top, two that lift on each side of the cherub and a secret round compartment (see pictures). This box features not only a large cherub on the top but also 10 cherubs around the box. The silver work on this box is very ornate and all in great shape. I do not see any missing silver areas on this box. This one has so many things going for it! It is marked with the Derby Silver Company logo and the pattern number 3416M. It measures approximately 11 1/2" to the tallest point and the maximum width is approximately 10" and the maximum width is approximately 7" .
About the maker: The Derby Silver Company was founded in 1872, and began operations one year later. The company made toilet articles, mirrors, combs, clocks, brushes, table and flatware, tea sets, children's cups, loving cups (trophies), candlesticks, fruit baskets, dishes, basically anything which was plated by or made of silver. Special orders were constantly commissioned as well. Showrooms were established in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco. In 1898, the plant merged with the International Silver Company. Thus, as a rule of thumb, items with the “Derby Silver Company” logo date from the nineteenth century.
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