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Downton Abbey: Lady Violet Style Paper Mache Table


Lady Violet on Downton Abbey seated next to her decorative Papier Mache table. This table appears throughout the series as a key piece of furniture in the Dowager Lady Violet's drawing room. Her servant bell is usually seen on this table which she uses to great effect to both summon servants and dismiss guests as the whim takes her.

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English Victorian Paper Mache Tilt Top Table

Here is a similar table seen on eBay this week - click on the picture to view the detais - just the conversation piece to impress your guests. You can be sure the Dowager Countess would approve.

Lady Violet’s perfume on Downton Abbey

Lady Violed on Downton Abbey with vintage perfume bottle,
Lady Violed on Downton Abbey with vintage perfume bottle,

A vintage Grossmith Phul-Nana perfume bottle with original box is offered on eBay this week :http://www.ebay.com/itm/PHUL-NANA-GROSSMITH-ART-NOUVEAU-ANTIQUE-FLOWERS-GLASS-PERFUME-SCENT-BOTTLE-BOX-/232105110727. The Dowager Lady Violet was seen holding one like it in a scene from Downton Abbey. I the scene Lady Edith is visiting Lady Violet following the episode where she has been jilted at the altar. She delivers the perfume to Lady Violet from her shopping trip and Lady Violet remarks on the price:"A guinea? for a bottle of scent? Did he have a mask and a gun?"

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Downton Abbey: The Dowager’s Elephant Clock

Figural Elephant Clock on Lady Violet's Mantelpiece
Figural Elephant Clock on Lady Violet's Mantelpiece

Lady Violet, played by Dame Maggie Smith in a scene from Downton Abbey is seen next to the mantelpiece of the dower house. An antique figural elephant clock is easy to spot on the mantel. A similar clock was up for auction at dickinsauctioneers.com Lot 86 - Rare 19 thC French 8 day Elephant Clock:
Rare 19 thC French 8 day Elephant Clock Continue reading Downton Abbey: The Dowager’s Elephant Clock

The Dowager Lady Violet’s Chinese Foo Dogs

Chinese Ceramic Foo Dogs
Chinese Ceramic Foo Dogs in Lady Violet's Dower House

Lady Violet's Chinese glazed ceramic "Foo Dogs" hint at a traveled past and lend a touch of the exotic in the Dower house. The Foo-dogs do not represent dogs however they are Chinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions. Continue reading The Dowager Lady Violet’s Chinese Foo Dogs

The Dowager’s Papier Mache Table

PAPIER MACHE TABLE
Lady Violet Dowager Countess of Grantham played by Dame Maggie Smith, sits by her Victorian Papier Mache Table on the set of Downton Abbey. Antique tilt-top papier mache tables with mother of pearl inlay are collectors items and make for an interesting conversation piece in your drawing room. An elaborate example pictured above right can be seen on eBay this week (Click Here to view).
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Downton Abbey: Lady Violet’s Silver Tea Service

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Lady Violet, Dowager countess of Grantham played by Dame Maggie Smith serves tea from her Sheffield silver tea service. Her silver tea set with silver tea kettle is an antique Victorian silver tea service similar to those made by Martin & Hall, or Robert Harper of Sheffield.

Martin & Hall Sheffield
Martin & Hall Sheffield
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Antique Victorian Solid Sterling Silver Tea Service Tea Pot Sugar Milk 1104g
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Early Victorian Sterling Silver Tea Coffee Service Set Barnard 1839 London
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