Antique REED BARTON Sterling Silver Hepplewhite Vanity Set Dresser Mirror Brush. Today we are happy to offer for sale a sterling silver vanity dresser set made in the early twentieth century by Reed & Barton of Taunton, Massachusetts, in their Hepplewhite pattern (first introduced in 1907)!
Here in southern New England we have a strong manufacturing heritage, which includes everything from locomotives to silverware. Taunton, Massachusetts, was known as "Silver City" for the silver manufacturers there, and Reed & Barton was its most famous silversmith. The company opened in 1824 and remained privately owned until filing for bankruptcy in 2015. Each piece of this vanity or dresser set has the Reed & Barton maker's mark as well as STERLING 160.Each piece also has an elegant PBB monogram, which adds a bit of mystery as to the wealthy Rhode Island woman who owned this set a century ago. Was she a member of the Brown family? Large clear 12-sided cut-glass jar with sterling lid. 3.75 in height, 4.25 in diameter. Sterling lid weighs 62.4 grams and is gold washed on the underside. Pair of small clear 8-sided cut-glass jars with sterling lids. 2.125 in height, 2.25 in diameter. Sterling lids are gold washed on the underside and together weigh 39.7 grams. Sterling mirror is 9.75 long and 5.5 wide and weighs 297.7 grams. The mirror has beveled glass and is 4.5 in diameter. Sterling hair brush measures 8.875 in length and 3 in width, has 1 bristles and weighs 133.2 grams.
Brush is 6.625 in length, 2.5 in width, has 1.375 long bristles, and weighs 133.2 grams. Brush is 5.375 in length, 1.625 in width, has 1.25 long bristles, and weighs 68 grams. It sits on a 7.625x 3.375 sterling tray weighing 90.7 grams.
Sterling and suede manicure nail buffer measuring 4.75 in length, 1.5 in width, 2.25 in height, and has a sterling handle that weighs 39.7 grams. It sits in a tray measuring 7.25x 3 and weighs 82.2 grams. Sterling handle shoe horn measuring 9 in length and 1.5 in width.Sterling handle nail file measuring 7.375 in length. Sterling handle button hook measuring 7.625 in length. Sterling handle cuticle pusher measuring 4.625 in length. Sterling handle cutting tool measuring 5.625 in length.
The hair brush has some dents on the side of the frame and the top of the bristle bed has separated slightly from the sterling frame. The mirror has its original thick beveled glass. Every item in this set can be used as originally intended, which puts it into a very rare and wonderful category of antiques. If youre looking to add a bit of Edwardian elegance to your boudoir, this vanity set would make an excellent addition to your collection! Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit.
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