Lot 821

Previous image preload Next image preload


Whiting Mfg Co Sterling Silver Dressing Table Set, Charles Osborne Massachusetts, circa 1883, Japonesque nautical design with spot-hammered, beaded pearling work, comprising:
2 jars, H3 1/2"
1 hand mirror, L9 1/2"
1 button hook, 6 1/2"
1 flask, L4 3/4"
1 tray, L5 3/4"
1 hairbrush, L9"
1 comb, L7 1/2"
2 cloth brushes, L5 1/2"
1 whisk broom, L9 3/4"
each stamped: W with lion, Sterling and 1250


Provenance: New York Estate

Other Notes: Charles Osborne (1847-1920), an English-born silversmith, became one of the most important designers of his time. He began working at Whiting Manufacturing Company while still a student at the National Academy of Design in New York City. He later freelanced at Tiffany & Co., receiving high recognition for his designs. By 1888, he returned to Whiting.

Osborne patented 34 of his designs and an improved method of perforating metal. He is recognized for his 'spiral' and 'bead' motifs, which can be seen in the example offered and easily spotted in Whiting's and Tiffany's silver pieces.

  • *** Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that an object is free of defects or restoration. Condition reports are prepared by request on a 'first come, first served' basis. For more information please read paragraph #9 of Terms and Condition of Sale.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

ACH, American Express, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


At this time, our offices are open by appointment only! Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping arrangements and associated expenses.

IN-PERSON OR SHIPPERS PICKUP: We request that your shipper schedules a pickup time at least 24 hours in advance; this will ensure no delays in pickup and a smooth release of your purchases.

PACKING & SHIPPING: Please note Charlton Hall does not ship. We recommend contacting the following list of shippers for pre-purchase quotes:

Mack's Pack & Ship 803-479-3713 [email protected]
Breeland Courier 803-936-0148 [email protected]
BGX 803-563-7669 [email protected]

Artemis 214-357-2577 www.artemisfas.com
ArtWay 855-527-8929 www. artwayinc.com
BGX 803-563-7669 [email protected]
Cadogan Tate 718-706-7999 www.cadogantate.com
Crozier 212-741-2024 www.crozierfinearts.com
Richard Wright Ltd. 800-247-9744 www.richardwrightinc.com
Plycon 888-655-2664 www.plycongroup.com
TCI 800-752-7002 www.shippingmadesimple.com
US Art 800-872-7826 www.usart.com

April 5, 2024 11:00 AM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 + $5,000