Gorgeous American Brilliant Period cut glass glove box, with silver plated fittings. This glove box / dresser box was hand cut c. 1900 to 1915. I do not know the maker, but the pattern is quite distinctive. Looks like an ear of corn or maize, flanked by flowers with fern like leaves. The design is interesting because it is on an angle. The sides of the box are cut with ovals or punty design, making it easier to view the contents. The fittings are unadorned silver plate, which gives it a simple elegance, not bowing to old fashioned Victorian decoration. The silver is in excellent condition, and will polish up perfectly. I don't like to see my antiques over cleaned, so I left it alone. This box is hefty, weighing in at over 5 pounds, owing to the great quality of the glass blank. It is flawless. Length is 10.5 inches, width 4.25 inches. Height 3.25 inches. It is typical glove box size, but can also be used for hatpins or jewelry. All surfaces are cut, even the base is cut. It is a good quality blown blank, with crystal clear clarity. Well taken care of, I see no issues. No chips, no flakes, no repairs. Hinge works well, and is strong. Just a few wear marks on the bottom, due to natural usage on the furniture, because the piece is so heavy. If you collect antique cut glass or dresser boxes, this is a beauty for the collection. Many American companies produced cut glass with silver plated fittings, such as Mount Washington, Pairpoint, C. F. Monroe, Gorham, just to name a few.
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ABP Cut Glass Glove Box