Today we are delighted to offer for sale an exquisite late 19th century dressing table vanity set by William Comyn, crafted of fine 925 sterling silver! William Comyn & Sons produced some of the finest and most renowned silver products ever to come out of England. This exquisitely crafted set is composed of a hand-held vanity mirror and a clothes brush. Both pieces are made of 925 sterling silver and hallmarked appropriately; the hallmark indicates the pieces were crafted in 1899. The pieces features extensive repousse work in a late Baroque/early Rococo style, with whirls and whorls and caryatids. The mirror is beautifully beveled and surrounded by egg and dart molding. Both pieces feature a center rococo shield with the engraved monogram “EWM”. This set is descended from the Edward Michael Wigglesworth family, a prominent Boston Brahmin family. Both pieces are in very good antique condition, with minor wear and patina/tarnishing commensurate with age and type of use. One tiny screw on left side of mirror is missing; there are a few scuffs to mirror surface. Wooden board that holds brush’s bristles has a few tight and sound cracks from age and use. A grand and stunning set that will add refined elegance to any dressing table out there, and will make a fine addition to any collection. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions of mirror: 10 3/4″ L x 4 3/8″ W x 7/8″ D
Dimensions of brush: 6 5/8″ L x 1 5/8″ W x 1 7/8″ D
Total weight: 377.6 grams