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February 2, 2011

~Victorian Side Board with hand painted China~

Hello guys, Hope all of you have had a GREAT day...Just a few shots of my Victorian side board..
The big platter is Limoges France it's 20 inches long...Hand painted ca. 1900I have a few of my R.S. Prussia china bowls..these also are all hand painted.. The "RS" in RS Prussia is derived from its founder, Reinhold Schlegelmilch. While his factory enjoyed limited success, it was the work of his two sons, Arnold and Ehrhard that would make the mark bearing his initials famous.  While Ehrhard continued to operate the factory in Suhl, Arnold went on to found a second factory in nearby Tillowitz.  These two operations produced the majority of their products for export beginning in 1892 up until the beginning of World War I.  During this period, most of the pieces exported to the United States bore the mark described above, with Prussia in red beneath.  In 1910, the Tillowitz factory began using the all-green "RS Germany" mark, and miraculously continued producing fine China through the second world War.  The original factory in Suhl closed down before the First World War ended.
Breif History:

On each side of the side board I have hanging R.S Prussia and R.S. Germany plates..
Just some close up and personal shots of my Victorian side board...I just love the griffins on this piece..: a mythical animal typically having the head, forepart, and wings of an eagle and the body, hind legs, and tail of a lion

I love the quarter sawn oak of this piece...side board is ca. 1880
Just random shots I took of my side board..I have a few new followers I thought might want to see it...Thanks for coming by my mountain and seeing me...
Until next time
Hugs and smiles Gloria


Allyson Pecilunas said...

I love your victorian side board GORG!

Mari said...



Lisa said...

Just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. One of the great passions in my life is late 1900's American oak furniture and this is a beauty. Second great love is china. Thanks for the peek and for sharing your considerable knowledge.
Hugs, Lisa

Debbiedoos said...

Gorgeous Piece Gloria...so much detail. Not to mention all the beautiful silver on top...looks great my friend!XO

Anonymous said...

Do I remember seeing this gorgeous beauty of a sideboard before Gloria or is this a new piece? Oh my and there are several yummy rose bowls that I would love to put in my shopping bag!

bee blessed

Julie Harward said...

WOW..this is all so very beautiful! Love the big old sideboard..love the lion heads on it. There are some old pioneer places here in Utah that have that kind of thing on display now. I have a piece that looks kind of similar, I have no idea how old it is but it is not this ornate. Thanks for sharing your pretty things :D

Julie Harward said...

WOW..this is all so very beautiful! Love the big old sideboard..love the lion heads on it. There are some old pioneer places here in Utah that have that kind of thing on display now. I have a piece that looks kind of similar, I have no idea how old it is but it is not this ornate. Thanks for sharing your pretty things :D

lvroftiques said...

Gloria that sideboard is gorgeous! Actually so is everything on it! Loved the lesson on RS Prussia my friend. I have a few pieces and now I'm gonna go look at the bottoms of all of them! Hope they're old...wish me luck! Vanna

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Gloria~ what a beautiful sideboard and stunning treasures!! I love Limoges, as you know :) from my recent post- there is just something about these beautiful, hand painted gorgeous designs- such treasures from the past. Love your platter and plates- the colors and patterns are incredible!
Hugs, Courtney

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a beautiful piece, Gloria, and you have all of your treasures arranged in your own wonderful style! Love the intricate carving and the Limoges and pieces of silver. I also love those plates on the wall. Let's see more of your beautiful home!!


Kammy said...

That is one junk of beauty Gloria !
I also love love your china plates - those roses are heavenly !

Lynn said...

Your sideboard is just amazing Gloria! I always enjoy the special goodies you share with us-enjoy:@)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hi Gloria! Thank you for sharing your sideboard. It is beautifully shaped and I love all the carved detail too of the oak. I also really enjoyed seeing some of your beautiful silver there as well, and the lovely stained glass you have too. Very pretty!

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing another piece of your lovely furniture. The plates and platter are just beautiful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You have such beautiful pieces. It always amazes me!

Elizabeth said...

Just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Gloria! I just adore your sideboard! It is one gorgeous piece. Love all of your pretties you've displayed on top of it too! I just almost swoon everytime I come over.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sweet friend, what a delightful post. I enjoyed my lesson on RS Prussia, I'm not sure if the one bowl my Betty gave me is one or not, will have to check the bottom. What treasures you have, your love for your home and antiques shows with every post. I feel so fortunate to be able to visit any time I want, even though it is via cyber space... hugs ~lynne~

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Gloria! I absolutely love your gorgeous Victorian Sideboard. The details are awesome! The China and silver is very pretty too.

~ Tracy

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Wow, you must be sooo proud!
Merci beaucoup de votre visite sur mon blog!


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Ann said...

Your sideboard is just gorgeous, the accessories are just perfect. What a piece to own-I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful stained glass also.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gloria, I've always loved this beautiful piece of furniture, but I don't remember seeing that stunning coffee server before. It took my breath! Your painted china pieces are so pretty. You find the most wonderful stuff, and I always love seeing all of it. laurie

victorian parlor II said...


I am drooling over your gorgeous porcelains! I too collect hand painted porcelains and I love seeing other collections. I also enjoyed seeing your beautiful sideboard and silver!



Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis....

Sheesh...I sure did miss alot while being out! That'll teach me! Hehe! Ohhh...you know that I just adore your antique sideboard...it is the most magnificent one that I have ever laid eyes on! Loved that you showed us some of the upclose details! All that beautiful carving...simply exquisite! They just don't make pieces like this any more...it's fast becoming a lost art form, I think. Sis...loved getting to see some of your fabulous handpainted plates and bowls...such a treat! I really enjoyed reading the history of RS Prussia and RS Germany! So interesting!!! Thank you for sharing it with us! Ohhh...and all those beautiful silver pieces didn't escape my attention either! Hehe! I don't remember seeing your silver coffee urn...hmmm, not sure what they call those? Sooo pretty! You know that I'm just nuts about silver! Hehe! Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful collections with us, Sis!!!

Love ya,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful piece this sideboard is!! The wood grain is spectacular!! As are all the lovely pieces you have displayed on top of it!!