Edward I. Farmer by
Stunning Edward I.
Farmer by Farmer Inc. sterling silver dresser box / jewelry box with five
antique green jade panels. The jade is carved with a bird, flowers, and leaves.
There is a 3-D carved rose quartz finial. The feet and the knob are rose quartz
and jade beads. The silver is engraved with a geometric border. The box
measures 9 3/8" by 6 1/4", and is 3 5/8" tall. This piece is not
monogrammed and is in good vintage condition as shown in the photos. Absolutely
The designer of the
silver box, Edward I. Farmer (1872-1942), was an art dealer in New York City
for twenty-nine years. His galleries at 5 West Fifty-Sixth Street and the 16
East Fifty-Sixth Street offered a variety of Chinese works of art as well as
European antiques. He is remembered best for mounting fine Chinese porcelains
and jades into decorative lamps and desk accessories.
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