ANTIQUE BRADLEY & HUBBARD CAST IRON STAG DEER HUNTING DOGs LETTER HOLDER RACK brass gilding with the stag being chased by two hound dogs against the back ground of a fence. The base of this heavy cast iron letter holder is framed by egg and dart design and the four feet are dolphin heads. On the underside is the mark B & H with the numbering 3548 7030.
By the 1890's, the Bradley and Hubbard name was synonymous with high quality and artistic merit. Their products were marketed not only in their own showrooms in New York, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, but also by a force of salesmen traveling throughout the country and by the large retail firms of Marshall Field & Company, Sears and Roebuck & Company, and Montgomery Ward & Company. The Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company survived the Great Depression, but after 88 years in business, it was sold in 1940.
The use for this letter holder is not only practical to hold ones incoming or outgoing mail but a work of art to be displayed. The conditions is excellent with the original patina and brass gilding dating to 1890-1910 with the following measurements: 9 ¼” wide x 6.5” High x 5” Depth.