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    Posted 3 years ago

    Newfld
    (750 items)

    This 3 1-4"H x 3 3-4"W opal ware (a type of milk glass) dresser box is at least 100 yrs old, as it was made by the CF Monroe Co of Meriden CT, who were only in business between 1892-1916. The lid shows a transfer image of a violin-playing cherub, & the pink floral design is hand painted. These boxes were satin lined on inside top & bottom, only the top remains on this one. Monroe also produced vases, plates and tableware, the lines were called Wave Crest, Kelva and Nakara.

    This box was my mother's whose birthday was May 31st, so Mom this post is for you with love

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    Comments

    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      So nice to have such a lovely family treasure Jenni :-) Birthdays don't seem to get any easier I find.......
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Beautiful dresser box Jenni!!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      I know Judy, birthdays of loved ones who've passed are cruel reminders, but as time passes it gets easier. My mom and I used to joke about which celebrities had our birthdays, and one of mine was the tragic Edith Piaf, fortunately I've been quite a bit happier than she was lol

      Thank you Scott and Ken for thinking this beautiful, it has held up rather well for its age, I think the delicate cherub painting is so sweet and old fashioned. Thanks for liking the lace piece Ken, I wanted it to look like it belonged in the bedroom

      Yes Mom was a tasteful person Eileen, very well read and able to speak to anyone on any level, though she didn't attend college. She always encouraged me to read, read, read and thought I would make a good journalist, but I got as far as being a good secy-typist so I did work with words...thanks for your kind warm words

      Thanks so much for loving this
      Vet
      Judy
      *Ivonne
      buckethead
      Ken
      Scott
      *sklo42
      *IronLace
      Eileen

      * A special thank you for the loves from you fine glass collectors, you have the most beautiful amazing collections & am humbly grateful you liked this
    4. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Phil & Roy for the luv and support, most appreciated!
    5. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      How 'Victorish' with the Doily as a backdrop!

      T.
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Very pretty dresser box!
    7. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      It is kind of Victorian looking Thomas, thank you so much for great comment and smile

      Very glad you liked this MrsT and thanx so much for nice compliment

      Greatly appreciate the luv
      TimeT
      Thomas
      MrsT
    8. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you dlpetersen for the love, it's greatly appreciated
    9. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Windwalker for the love & support
    10. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Really appreciate the kind love & support Sean, thank you so much
    11. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      So glad you liked this aura & thank you for the luv
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Great post !! Love it !! I was feeling a little lonely here with my Wave Crest family piece:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/121022-wave-crest-jewelry-box--c-f-monroe-or
    13. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much Rose I love yours too, it's beautiful!
    14. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      So glad you enjoyed this Anna & many thanks for the kind love & support
    15. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Very beautiful, dainty and delicate. Love the glasswork and the transfer design.
    16. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Glad you liked this Laura, very grateful for the kind compliments & love. This was my mom's fave, I like them too and am going to get a few more & start my own little collection
    17. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks fleafinder glad you liked this & appreciate the love

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