Antique Solid Silver Miniature Hanau Chest Of Drawers Shape Trinket Box 1910
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Antique Solid Silver Miniature Hanau Chest Of Drawers Shape Trinket Box 1910:
Antique German Hanau Solid Silver Novelty Chest of Drawers Shape Trinket by Friedrich Reusswig 1910
This Antique Novelty Shape Trinket Box measures approximately 1 7/8 inches or 48 mm across the length of its lower body from side to side by just under 1 1/2 inches or 37 mm across the width of its lid from the hinge to the front and it stands 1 1/2 inches or 39 mm tall to the top of its lid when closed.
The box is made from solid silver that has been internally gilded or gold plated in the delightful novelty form of a 17th century European chest of drawers that stands on four scroll shaped legs and it has two false drawers in the front of its body, the entire outer body has been wonderfully embossed or raised relief and engrave decorated with scrolls, flowers, lattice, foliage, birds and cherubs at play and the box has a five section piano hinged lid on the top of its body, the edges of the lid overhang the body for ease of opening and the box has Not been engraved with a previous owners initials or family monogram, although we have found no silver marks as such the box has been tested and it is guaranteed as being made from solid silver however the internal base of the body has been impressed withthe German Hanau silversmith or makers marks of Friedrich Reusswig whose marks are recorded as being used from 1903 - 1926 again as photographed below, I estimate that this novelty miniature chest of drawers shape trinket box was made circa 1910.
Thecondition is used and near Mint for its age.
The box hasNo Large Dents, No Splits, No Cracks, No Holes and No Repairs that I can find, the box or chest of drawers stand upright, the decoration and definition is very crisp, the lid opens with ease and closes tightly, the internal gilding is a really good colour with only minimal wear, the impressed makers marks are still legible although as the trinket box is a used antique it does have the obvious signs that it was hand made and it has one tiny dent in the rear left corner of the lid edge along with some extremely minor surface marks and wear from use, it has the patina of age that is to be expected and a good clean would enhance it greatly. Personally I think that this antique miniature chest of drawers shape trinket box would make asuperb addition to any cabinet collection and that it looks absolutely fantastic considering it's at least 100 or so years old.
This Delightful Antique German Hanau Solid Silver Novelty Chest of Drawers Shape Trinket by Friedrich Reusswig circa 1910 isone of several pieces or antique and collectable silver thatI have also listed.
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