A very rare and unique Vintage Art Deco Storage Wood Chest with Stunning & Vivid Painted Colors of Red and Gold. Inside box labeled Holmes & Edwards Inlaid. The box does have a few scratches and nicks to the exterior paint and wood as pictured (see photos for condition). Box measures 16 inches wide, 11.5 inches deep and 3.5 inches tall. It has 10 Slots for knives on the back of the felt & silk lid.
The base has 10 slats (1.5 inches tall) to hold all your standard silverware pieces. This is one of the most attractive and unique wood flatware chests I have ever seen. A great chest to store your beautiful and. You will likely never see another one like it! HOLMES & EDWARDS SILVER CO.The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co began its activity in 1882 succeeding to Rogers & Brittin. The initial business was the production of low priced plated flatware using its own blanks or simply plating blanks of other manufacturers. The qualitative leap in Holmes & Edwards production occurred with the acquisition of the invention patents obtained by William A.
Warner of Syracuse for a technique of inlaying blocks of sterling silver at the wear points on the back of spoons and forks prior to plating them. Warner went to work for Holmes & Edwards and his patents (December 9, 1884 and March 2, 1886) brought to the firm a gold medal at the Columbian Exposition in 1893 and a prominent place in silverplate industry. The Holmes & Edwards plant was taken over in 1898 by the International Silver Company, continuing to operate in Bridgeport until 1931 when it moved to Meriden. Silver inlaid production was discontinued in 1972 and later marketed by Wallace International Silversmiths Inc.