Silver dolls house chair, miniature furniture, sterling silver, shepherd scene, Edwardian collectable
Solid silver doll's house dining chair with an embossed and pierced shepherd and dog to the back of the seat. The seat itself is reeded, with engraved decoration to the edges. The legs are curved, The chair back is undecorated. Overall, the chair is a beautiful little replica of the kind of furniture you could imagine in the infinitely grand and opulent Palace of Versailles in the pre-French Revolution days!
Unfortunately, the hallmarks to this chair, on the side edge, are very rubbed and illegible. However the passant lion mark, indicating a minimum 92.5% sterling silver, is clear to the upper centre of the seat. I would surmise that the chair was produced on the continent - perhaps Germany or Holland, and imported to the UK around the turn of the 20th century. The chair is therefore likely to be late Victorian or Edwardian.
Maximum height 5.5 cm/2.1 inches; maximum width 2.5 cm/1 inch; maximum depth to include curve of back 3 cm/1.1 inches.
Silver weight is 18g.
Condition is good to commensurate with age and polishing. The main problem is the rubbing to the hallmarks and to the fine detail to the seat back, such as the shepherd's face. This has been taken into account in the price. There are minor surface scratches and marks to be expected of a vintage item.
The chair will be posted by signed delivery with tracking to international destinations due to its high value.
Please view the photographs carefully to ensure you are happy with the description and condition before bidding. I am always willing to answer queries and provide more photographs on request.