Offered for auction is a hard wood ? cherry or mahogony silverware chest for up to 144 pieces or a service of flatware for 12 made by M. I. NAKEN CO. Chicago 14, Ill. It is vintage as the pamphlet has no zipcode or phone number. The color in the picture is very close to reality showing a brown interior and a brown/red wood. T are spaces to stand 12 knives, then 10 spaces which each can hold up to 12 matched pieces, and finally 12 slots for probably individual butter knives or demitasse items. It comes with its original pamphlet titled: TO KEEP YOUR SILVERWARE AT ITS LOVELIEST. The pamphlet states: The woods, linings, paste, glue, and other materials are free from sulphur and injurious acids. It further notes: If clean, odorless silver silver is plaaced in the chest, it will remain clean, odorless, and free from tarnish even though it remains in the chest for years. The pamphlet then goes into great detail regarding care of silverware. The chest is dove tailed construction and in excellent condition with no chips, splits, odors, or damage to the lining. T is a slide mechanism that holds the chest open when in use. The flap over the base of the knives opens for easy removal from the chest. T is a brass plate on the front for engraving that has not been monogramed. T are some superficial scratches that are very minor. I have been selling sterling flatware and this is one of the chests that originally held one of the sets. It measures 4 inches tall, 16 inches long and 11 1/2 inches wide. Please see my other auction for antique sterling baby flatware, sterling jewelry, sterling silver dessert cups and save on combined shipping. Regardless what the auction says insurance is always included in the shipping price for domestic USA buyers. Check my feedback and bid with confidence. Please see my auctions for limoges shaving mug, New England steeple clock, Castleton china, Christmas ornaments and other high quality gifts and save on shipping of combined items. Now is the perfect time to get started on Christmas shopping!
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