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Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11104
Period: Victorian
Year: 1892
Silversmith: Simon Rosenau
Place: Hanau
Price: $ 270.00
Weight: 66 grams
Dimensions: 9.5 cm height
Condition: Both doors and drawers in full working order, hinges excellent, snug closure. 1 leg has been repaired, this has been well done. Overall very good condition.

Description: An antique silver miniature furniture cabinet, in 18th century style, made in Hanau by Simon Rosenau and imported into London by David Bridge in 1892. The cabinet has lovely detail, the hinged doors and 2 drawers are in full working order. The cabinet doors and sides are decorated with farming scenes, a woman collecting water, raking and carrying a tray, and a man with basket full of produce. Scrolls complete the design, the cabinet satnds on 4 S shaped feet, the drawers have ringpulls and the door has a handle. The base of the cabinet and base of largest drawer have Hanau hallmarks, a clear SR under crown makers mark, clear 930 standard mark (so slightly purer than sterling 925), less clear German moon and crown mark, and a 4th indistinct mark. The back of the cabinet has very clear London import marks for 1892 and Importers mark DB for David Bridge. Simon Rosenau worked in Bad Kissingen from 1862-1932, he supplied antiques to the Royal Bavarian court. His son took over the business in the 1890's, he was deported from Paris to Auschwitz in 1943 by the Nazi's (see www.925-1000.com, Hanau silver). David Bridge of John Smith & Co was the firms General Manager, they were shipping and forwarding agents who imported a great deal of German decorative silver until 1939 (Culme, Gold & Silversmiths, page 423).
Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet drawers open

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet doors open

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet removable drawers

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet detail

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Hanau silver farming scene

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Hanau silver collecting water

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Hanau silver dog

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Simon Rosenau Hanau silver pseudo hallmarks

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
David Bridge London 1892 silver hallmarks

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge, scale

Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet - Simon Rosenau, David Bridge
Hanau Antique Silver Miniature Cabinet back

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