Your large plate is called a charger. Chargers are typically used as underplates beneath dinner plates at the table, but in the case of yours, it appears to be a decorative cabinet piece. The plate has a transferred design with handpainted…"
You have a very nicely-made fairing. It was likely made in Germany for the English market, mid to late 19th century. Fairings get their name because they were often objects distributed at fairs. Yours is a trinket box, and the decoration…"
It looks to me like your dining set was made from scraps of older late 19th century furniture. The designs on the undersides of the chairs were once the decorative elements in other earlier pieces of furniture. It was certainly common…"
"These are not teapots. They are invalid feeders. They would likely have been used by a nurse to feed a sickly patient, or by a family member to tend to the sick at home. They were filled with a watered down bread and milk slurry called pap. I would…"
"I just came across an ended listing on ebay for the same set. The largest canister has a "Made in India" sticker on the bottom. It'd be interesting if these were made in India for the French market prior to the liberation of the…"
"Based on the heaviness you describe and the mottled molded appearance, I really think these canisters are cast iron painted a silver color to look like aluminum. The middle-sized canister in your picture 003.jpg appears to have some rust on it,…"
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I collect many things; mainly Limoges porcelain, early local photography, and leather-bound books. I enjoy researching and photographing my collection in my spare time. I used to write an antiques blog during my grad school days. I hope to get back to it someday.
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