Long ago, young women would save for their eventual marriage by gathering linens, quilts, household goods, and silverware in a hope chest. Silver plating, invented in the 1830s, became popular as a less costly alternative to silver; 1847 Rogers Bros Silverware IS was one of the leading names. A Hartford, Connecticut, silversmith worked on perfecting the technique. As young women put away treasures for their future, thinking of starting homes with their sweethearts, it is no surprise that one loved pattern from 1847 Rogers Bros Silverware IS called First Love. Collectors can hold these shiny pieces from the past in First Love and other Romantically named patterns, including Adoration, Eternally Yours, Gardenia, Remembrance, and Her Majesty. Set an elegant vintage table with a complete set, or mix and match patterns for shabby chic charm. A wide selection on eBay includes sets in original wood, felt-lined boxes, just as your grandmother might have collected them and used them for special and holiday dinners.
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