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klkirkman

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Sterling silver hardware
« on: September 03, 2011, 10:52:06 AM »
Has anyone ever seen an antique piece that was fittted with sterling silver hardware ?

 I was thinking of something small like a knife box, writing desk or tea caddy.

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chrisstorb

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Re: Sterling silver hardware
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 12:13:36 PM »
There a a fair number of European objects with silver mounts, but this is the most well known American piece. The catalogue is widely available, surprisingly i wasn't able to find a photo online.

http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/the-important-nathaniel-appleton-carved,-silver-m-1-c-ik4ymzurr2

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Re: Sterling silver hardware
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 04:27:53 AM »
Silver mounts were certainly used, particularly on small pieces of furniture and boxes etc., but more common, of the white metals used, was paktong.
Regards, Jack.

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Re: Sterling silver hardware
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 10:38:55 AM »
In the John Townsend book by the Met ,there is a secretary I believe by Job Townsend with silver hardware.  It does look really nice.
Justin DiPalma