04-23-2001 04-23-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2040 Boston
April 23, 2001 10:00AMCalender

Extensive Gorham Melrose Flatware Service

Auction: Sale #2040 - 2040 Location: Boston Date / Time: April 23, 2001 10:00AM


Extensive Gorham "Melrose" Flatware Service, Providence, 20th century, comprising twelve each of: dinner knives, luncheon knives, butter spreaders, place forks, luncheon forks, seafood forks, cream soup spoons, iced tea spoons, and demitasse spoons; twenty-seven ice cream forks, thirty-six salad forks, twenty-four place spoons, thirty-nine teaspoons, a butter knife, four sugar spoons, sugar tongs, jelly spoon, bonbon spoon, pickle fork, gravy ladle, and letter opener, together with three other small sterling serving pieces, (approx. 250 pieces), approx. 273 troy oz., excluding the knives and letter opener, lg. to 9 5/8 in. Provenance: The estate of Bettie Broyhill Gortner, trustee of Converse College, Salem Academy, and Blowing Rock Hospital, and daughter of J.E. Broyhill, founder of Broyhill Furniture Industries.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


Flatware Service, Broyhill Furniture Industries, Blowing Rock Hospital, Converse College, Bettie Broyhill Gortner, founder , Salem Academy, trustee