Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | December 18, 2015

Artifact of the Week. Silverplate covered butter/caviar dish.


Roger’s extra plate dome top butter/caviar dish.  The roll top dome covers the butter/caviar, which is kept cool with ice in the base.  Late 19th century.

This single pedestal silverplate dish belonged to Mrs. Issac Proud, sister of Harriet Wagner Wood, the wife of William Wood the proprietor of the Wood House, now known as the Cornwall Community Museum.scan0061

Harriet Wagner (Waggoner, Wagoner) Wood, photograph by Notman and Sons, Montreal.  William Wood married Harriet Wagner on July 3, 1844.  They had five children, Sarah Jane, William J., Gordon H., Gordon H., Emma Jane and John Walter, the home’s last inhabitant.

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