brush, clothes
brush, clothes
brush, clothes

brush, clothes

Object

Accession Number
2009.003.001.004
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.
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 brush is part of a fine 13-piece silver dresser set assembled and owned by Laura Miller Dunsmuir (nee Surles). She used it at her house Burleith, at Government House while her husband James served as Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and at her residence Hatley Park. After her death, it was passed down through her descendents until acquired by The Castle Society.
Date
1900 – 1910
Dimensions
17.5 cm x 3.5 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.) (was used in)
Hatley Park (was used in)