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    Posted 2 months ago

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    Here are two opal ware glass dresser boxes from the CF Monroe Co of Meriden CT ca 1890-1916. These covered and hinged approx 3 1-2" x 3 1-2" opal glass boxes are described as follows:
    Wavecrest white glass box with blue trim, raised rococo swirls and cherub design, faintly marked Wavecrest on bottom;
    Nakara blue box with two cherubs in cameo on lid and acid finish blue glass, marked Nakara on bottom.
    These dresser boxes are reminders of my mother, who collected them among other cherub themed pieces, and whose birthday would have been this weekend

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Truly beautiful dresser boxes Jenni!!
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 months ago
      Sure to brighten up any dresser!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Lovely things to remind you of your Mum. These are quite old!
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 2 months ago
      Gorgeous little boxes. Fine workmanship, on the metal too.
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      Very nice ones. I wonder if they are in the books bedroom and 'Bathroom Glassware of the Twenties' ? I always loved those books.
    6. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Very grateful for the kind love all

      Thank you Scott for the truly kind compliments, this is a different sort of glass than my usual animals & I'm so glad you liked them

      Yes MrsT, they do enhance the dresser with a bit of nostalgic glam, I have a few of these Monroe glass boxes now and they look great side by side. Thank you for your lovely comment

      Karen for a change here is something from me that is really antique & very old, this pair held up really well except they're missing the top & bottom satin linings they originally had as are most since they're 100+ yrs old (!). They do bring back special memories of my mother, she did not collect many things but really loved these boxes esp the cherub topped ones. Fabulous comment thank you so much :)

      Thank you sklo42 for the super praise, I agree these were very well made and I actually have a couple books about them which of course since moving I can't find. Seems Monroe had three lines of these vanity boxes, the most popular was Wavecrest, then Nakara which had little beading dots in the design and colored glass, and lastly Kelva which was more ornate & also colored glass. Because of their age & rarity it is hard to find these boxes in good condition

      Phil it is very possible that these opal glass boxes were in that book about '20s bathroom glassware, although the co. stopped production in 1916 these were popular then & probably still being sold. Makes me wonder if my grandmother (she married in 1921) had them first before my mother, it could well be! Thank you for your always wonderful comment & insight

    7. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Thanks so much Michael for the kind love, I am truly pleased that you liked this pair of antique opal glass boxes & always grateful for the support
    8. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      clockerman thank you SO very much for the kind loves for many of my new and former posts, that is so nice of you and I'm really happy you liked them and am sincerely grateful for the support and appreciation :)
    9. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Thanks Sean & NaVi8274 for the love, I really appreciate it and am so pleased that you liked this pair of antique cherub boxes
    10. Newfld Newfld, 22 days ago
      Thank you Penny for the love for these Monroe opaline boxes, it is always warmly appreciated & these are among my favorite items because my late mother collected them
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 9 days ago
      Ooooooooooooo............................. Good to see, I POSTED one so long ago here, I think it was like getting lonely !! Mine still has the silk in it
    12. Newfld Newfld, 9 days ago
      Rose glad you liked this pair, I always think of yours whenever I post one of these. Yours was the CW first & best one IMHO!!

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