Featured Flatware Chest/collector cabinet?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Illielee, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. Illielee

    Illielee Well-Known Member

    anyone know what it's for ?[​IMG]
  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Do the insides of any of the drawers have dividers or other separations?
  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    A very significant chest of sterling flatware??????????? LOVE the chest, regardless!!!!!!!:):):):) Would someone say that's English??
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Did anyone say the chest was chock full of flatware?
  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

  6. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    I love that the drawers are graduating. What do the locking mechanisms look like?
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  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    My first thought is music cabinet, although the drawers seem a little deep. All those locks do suggest valuables like the family plate.
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  8. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I like it whatever it's for. But, I have seen (only once) a silverware chest this large. It held service for a lot of people plus serving pieces of Christofle Silver. The auctioneer said it was Sterling. It went for $12,000. Ahh! That was a great auction!
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  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I wondered if there is a hidden compartment!
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  10. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I have an old dresser with knobs like that. I hope someone weighs in with a time frame.
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  12. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Would need more pics to better evaluate. That said, my gut says mid to late 19th century. Flatware chest is my best guess for use.
  13. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member


    Agree with Verybrad. Thinking 1860s-70s.
  14. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Agrees, victorian silver chest on stand, probably english.
  15. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I love it! I want a silver chest so bad. I don’t have the space for a piece of furniture just for my flatware though. I’d also be scared to leave that much in a wooden piece of furniture that could be moved or broken into relatively easily. One day though! This one is nice and masculine. I haven’t seen a lot of silver chests but the ones I have seen were of a slightly more feminine shape. Looks like it would also make a nice flat file for smaller pieces or just every day storage.
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