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Lot #1
DepartmentSilver
Sold For$225.00(hammer price)
 $270.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 14, 2019

Description

TEN PIECES OF SILVER OWNED BY NANTUCKET RESIDENT MARGARET FAWCETT BARNES
Most with various monograms.
1) Silver-mounted vanity mirror. Height 18. Width 22".
2) Shiebler dresser bottle with acid-etched maple leaf design. Height 5.5".
3) Silver overlay perfume atomizer. Height 6.5".
4-6) Three assorted glass dresser jars with sterling silver covers.
7) Glass spirit lamp with sterling silver cover.
8) Continental silver rococo-style chamber stick. Length 6.5".
9) Clothes brush with sterling silver handle.
10) English rococo-style vase with weighted base. Height 4.25".
Approx. 9.5 total troy oz. weighable.
All proceeds from the sale of this lot will go to the Nantucket Preservation Trust.
Margaret Fawcett Barnes (1898-1980) was the daughter of stage and screen actors George and Percy Fawcett. The family lived in New York and summered at their Siasconset cottage, where Margaret married playwright Robert Wilson. The two founded the Straight Wharf Theatre, which operated from 1939 to 1975. After divorcing Wilson, Margaret married Landon Barnes. In addition to numerous plays, Margaret authored the book Sconset Heyday
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Condition

1) Loss and wear to fabric and leather backing. 2) Numerous dents along base. 3) Lacking squeeze bulb. Sick on bottom. 4-7) Covers with dents. Glass with nicks and chips.

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