Art Deco Vanity Set for Dressing Table? Stunning Victorian French silver vanity set for a dressing table, circa 1895 - 1924.This matching set is incredibly rare as it is hallmarked by the French silversmith Henri Lapeyre (a spoon between two crescent moons). Henri Lapeyre was silversmith to the French Aristocracy. His crafted silver items were very high quality with a craftsmanship usually reserved for the privileged, of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Often his silver work was privately commissioned and were meticulously crafted by hand to the highest of international standards.
You very rarely see his silver pieces available for sale. I think I was extremely lucky to have come across this set in my travels and searching. This stately 19th century French vanity set oozes elegance and style.
Condition is obviously well used and loved. The mirror has bevelled edges and has a small chip underneath the glass on the left edge. It still feels smooth on the surface. The brush is missing a few bristles towards the right edge and has a few small dents on the reverse in the silver.Both have light surface scratches and a few dents around the edges. And both would benefit from a professional clean, I have only given them a quick clean with a silver polishing cloth. Please check the photos carefully to see the condition for yourselves. I can always send more photos if required. I have not been able to find anything similar so this is quite a rare set from a wonderful period in history.
Approximate Measurements: Brush - 23.5cm x 7.5cm - weighs 200g Mirror - 23.5cm x 7.5cm - weighs 245g. These pieces of jewellery will be used and often antique or vintage.
Because they are old treasures, they will have light wear and sometimes light surface scratches and or marks, as expected with pieces of age, history and stories to tell. I try to clean pieces sympathetically so as not to over polish and to retain some of their vintage authenticity. So it is always advisable to check the photos for more details on each piece. Once an item is gone, it's gone!
Please message with any questions. Take a look at my other items - more jewellery to be listed. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Brushes/Grooming Sets". The seller is "fallingravens" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped worldwide.