Vintage silverware flatware chest with the original label that says “King Edward, Exquisite Silverplate, Anti-Tarnish Chest”. This silver chest is the original box that came with the King Edward Moss Rose Silverplate pieces that I am offering separately in my online store. There are No silver plate pieces included with this chest. The chest has a hinged lid, and the cloth lining inside is pink color, with white cloth inside the lid at the top. There is also an original oval “Good Housekeeping” label inside the lid of the box. The corners of the chest are dovetailed construction, and the unusual vintage patina fades from light to dark on the color of the finish. This vintage flatware box has some condition issues. There are stains inside, and dirt, and soil that may be mildew? I gently rubbed on the inside pink cloth with a couple of cleaning agents, and most of the soil did Not come out. Please look at the photographs, and notice all of this. My cleaning efforts improved the odor inside, but it still has some musty smell. The pink cloth that holds the knives might need a little glue at the bottom, but it is not falling out and is not torn or broken, and it was holding the knives just fine when I got the box. The outside wooden part of the chest has some dents, dings, scratches, black lines and spots, chips, and wear and tear, but it is actually still very sturdy and quite serviceable. The buyer may want to refinish it. This vintage silver box would be of special interest to someone who wants an original hard-to-find silver chest for this King Edward Moss Ross silverplate pattern.
If you are like me, and you enjoy the charm of a vintage original item that was lovingly used over the years, then you would appreciate this old chest just the way it is. This flatware chest would also be a good one to refinish and restore, and reline the interior. The silver chest measures about 17” by about 12”, and is about 3 ½” tall. The bottom of the box has some cracks and splits in the boards, but is not falling apart. The bottom has only the remains of what was probably a black paper covering over the wood. I do not know what kind of wood the box is made of, but I would guess maybe pine? Please check my other store items for pieces of this collectible King Edwards Moss Rose silverplate flatware pattern that came with this flatware chest from the same local estate.
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