Home.Categories.Site Map.Resources.About.Policies.Contact.
Solution Graphics

CATEGORIES
—––––––––––––––––––––––––-

Recent Arrivals

 

Antiques ~ Misc

 

Collectibles ~ Misc

 

Jewelry

 

      Collectible Jewelry

 

      Estate Fine Jewelry

 

Purses, Handbags

 

Sewing, Notions, Fabric


       Lace & Lace Making
 
       Ribbons & Trims

              Novelty, Specialty

       Sewing & Notions
 

Silver, Estate

 

      Flatware

 

      Hollowware

 

      Other Sterling & Plate

 

Textiles & Linens

 

      Boudoir & Bath

 

      Dining & Kitchen

 

      Parlor & Living Room

 

      Other Linens & Lace

 

Vanity & Boudoir Items

 

Vintage Clothes


       Vintage Accessories

 

      Vintage Clothes

 

      Vintage Handkerchiefs

 

      Vintage Shoes

Archive of Sold Items

About Us

Testimonials

Archives

Links

Resources

Payment

Layaway

Refunds

Privacy

Terms of Sale

Security

Domestic Shipping

International Shipping

Insurance

Shipping Rates

Contact Us

503 887-2307

PO Box 1286

Gresham OR 97030

USA

view shopping cart

Home

est.  1988

Divine Antiques llc
Divine Antiques logo

divineantiques.com

your source for simply divine antiques

Connect with us on social media

All Rights & Media Reserved © 2008 - 2017

VANITY & BOUDOIR ITEMS > PAGE 4

EAPG Early American Pattern Glass Jewelry Dresser Vanity Box, Casket ~ Metal Art Nouveau Floral Lid, Antique c. 1900
EAPG Early American Pattern Glass Jewelry Dresser Vanity Box, Casket ~ Metal Art Nouveau Floral Lid, Antique c. 1900
EAPG Early American Pattern Glass Jewelry Dresser Vanity Box, Casket ~ Metal Art Nouveau Floral Lid, Antique c. 1900
EAPG Early American Pattern Glass Jewelry Dresser Vanity Box, Casket ~ Metal Art Nouveau Floral Lid, Antique c. 1900

Material:  EAPG Early American Pattern Glass, Cast Metal / Spelter
Manufacturer:  US Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA
Pattern:  Portland
Color:  Clear & Silver Gray
Size:  Length ~ 4 & 1/2 inches    Width ~ 3 & 3/8 inches
(length & width measurements taken from base;  using lid measurements increases overall W & L slightly)
         Height ~ apx. 3 inches
Age:  1900 - 1915
Quantity:  2 pieces = 1 set

A very pretty two piece antique jewelry, vanity or dressing table box, sometimes also called a casket, as ladies of the era used such decorative cases to hold all kinds of treasures.
The rectangular Early American Glass base is, I believe, a pattern called Portland, which features an attractive draped and flared  panel design.  It is a clear, heavy, substantial glass.
The removable, handled lid is decorated in the Art Nouveau Aesthetic style popular at the turn of the century. It is formed of a heavy cast metal and features a figural twig or vine handle, surrounded with a profusion of flowers and foliage.  The color of the lid is silver, in a satin type finish that I believe is called French Gray, which was popular for art metal wares of the period.  While the silver finish shows some minor variations as would be expected of a 100 year old item, I see no evidence that the lid was another color and then refinished to silver; in my humble opinion I believe it was likely always silver.
This charming dresser box is in nice antique estate condition.  Other than some subtle variations in the silver finish to lid as previously mentioned, the lid is very good, with just a bit of adhesive residue present on the underside of lid, near the edges, where I think a fabric liner was likely originally affixed.
Until I went over the glass base with a magnifying loupe I thought it was absolutely perfect, however upon close inspection I find some very minor edge roughness to one tiny spot of inside top edge that really can only be seen with a 10X+ loupe, or slightly felt if rubbed directly, plus one small chip just above the flared foot, near the inside edge of one narrow draped panel, which I did not see or feel while taking my photographs. ( I did later  attempt to photograph, but it was not visible in the images.)  This is quite small and in my opinion fairly insignificant as it does not affect the base structurally, or really even visually, as with all the panels, drapes and reflection it is impossible to see, however a slight roughness can be felt if rubbed directly at that location.  Otherwise I see no cracks, or any serious issues.
Two piece vanity / dresser boxes with glass bases and metal tops such as this example are a little harder to find than the similar all metal Art Nouveau boxes with attached, hinged lids. Additionally the French Silver Gray finish is also somewhat harder to find than the more commonly seen gold color.
Overall a very nice period example of an Edwardian era decorative, as well as utilitarian, dresser box.

EAPG Early American Pattern Glass Jewelry Dresser Vanity Box, Casket ~ Metal Art Nouveau Floral Lid, Antique c. 1900

$ 49.00

Add EAPG Early American Pattern Glass Jewelry Dresser Vanity Box, Casket ~ Metal Art Nouveau Floral Lid, Antique c. 1900 to cart


S
OLD

ARCHIVES > PAGE 10