brush, clothes
brush, clothes
brush, clothes

brush, clothes

Object

Accession Number
2009.003.001.003
Description
Part of an assembled 13 piece dresser set, this clothes brush is part of four matching Gorham sterling silver pieces with ornate repousseed decoration in the French taste, the cartouche on the centre back monogrammed with 'LMD' (for Laura Miller Dunsmuir), one repouseed cherub above and below the cartouche, the brush missing a significant number of bristles.
Narrative
This mirror is part of a fine 13-piece silver dresser set assembled and owned by Laura Miller Dunsmuir (nee Surles). The set is unusually large and of very high quality. A Canadian woman of Mrs. Dunsmuir's wealth and social status during the Victorian and Edwardian eras would typically have had a dresser set similar to this one. 
History of Use
This is part of a silver dresser set assembled by the late Laura Miller Dunsmuir (Mrs. James Dunsmuir) was used by her at Burleith and Hatley Park. After her death in 1937, it was inherited by the daughter of her eldest son, Robert William Dunsmuir (also known as Robin), Laura Marion Dunsmuir. 
Date
1900 – 1910
Dimensions
18.5 cm x 5 cm
Material
Metal, silver; Bristle
Technique
Repoussed; Engraved; Embossed
School/Style
rococo revival
Inscription
LMD (for Laura Miller Dunsmuir)
Country of Origin
United States of America

Related person/business/organization
Laura Miller Dunsmuir (nee Surles) (owner)
Related Associations
Burleith (was used in)
Government House (Victoria, B.C.) (depicts)
Hatley Park (depicts)