"That's quite a lovely set! The fountain applique reminds me of the image on china called "Les Fountaines" designed for the 1925 Paris exposition which gave the name to "Art Deco." You can see at at Replacements.com."
"Seems to me if it were from one of the fairs it would say so, or at least have a fair logo or even the year on it. But then why would a sewing kit have been provided as a souvenir of Flushing, NY? Possibly a local shop gave them out, but even then,…"
"The basket I saw at the flea market is identical to the one pictured below, made by Rogers Bros, although the mark on mine consists of an applied plaque and states "triple plate" rather than the quadruple plate of the example below.…"
"Thank you for your reply, Liz. After posting my question I found the exact same server (actually called a cake or bride's basket, I think, for sale on line for $75. The seller says it could use a replating, though it seems to have most of the…"
"I am considering buying an aesthetic movement silver-plate server. The plating is completely gone from the top and partly underneath. Some of it may be copper or brass, but it has cast pieces that I assume are spelter or similar metal. Are there any…"
"It looks like it is a desk from the 1920s to 1940s. It appears to have been painted over the original finish. It could be mahogany but probably veneer. The knobs appear to be recent replacements. From what I can tell it is just an old desk, probably…"
"I think the paneled top might be original. Though at first glance it looks "unfinished" I think it's just worn from being exposed. The edge is molded also, which leads me to think that's the way it was made. As for it being a…"