Lot 235
French Silverplate Coffee and Tea Service
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th century, each with silver quantity mark and unknown maker's mark, including: coffee (11 3/4 in.) and teapot (11 in.) with figural spout and rosewood handles; covered sugar (8 in.); creamer with rosewood handle (6 in.); all raised on cabriole legs and claw feet, no monograms. The lot also includes an oval CCW&S International Silver Co. Maintenon silverplate serving tray (19 1/2 x 14 In.)

From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.

Some scattered areas of bleed and scratches; creamer with glued repair to upper handle.