"A bit late but i used to live in Dubai in the late 1970's and have just joined this web forum
These dowry chests are often painted red as a fertility wish for the bride . So avoid cleaning the red .
The handles appear to be…"
"real restorers are very expensive. fixing damage can be costly, but what i am seeing is just a basic cleaning and "freshen" job. i'd get an estimate- it should be free or low cost. local "historical society" type…"
"good advice, thanks. What do you suggest? we have to sell all the inheritance items to divide the revenue between family - do we restore it and then sell it or would it be a waste of money and just sell it as it is? It seems the…"
"Thanks so much Marlene, we have now emailed them and hopefully see what they say. The one they have just shows us the we may have to restore it before they will take it on. At least now we have a better idea as to what it is…"
"Thanks so much for replying :) We have checked all the items and all they have is this crest, which is not a family crest. I have attached some photos of the items, there are also knives and forks etc.... "
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"Did you check through the silver and silver plate marks website listed at the top of the group page? It is most likely Silverplate. And It may be a "special order" using a family crest. Any other markings anywhere? Check the edges."
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