RESERVED Antique Soap Dish Golden Patina Rustic Metal Shell

RESERVED Antique Soap Dish Golden Patina Rustic Metal Shell

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What a gorgeous patina of golden brass on this old metal shell-shaped soap dish! It was once nickel plated, but much of the plating has worn off, showing the brass underneath. This could be reused as intended (with a sealer or new plating), or repurpose it to hold change, rings, or other small treasures. Items shown are not included.

This wonderful old dish came out of the Hotel Love in Purcell, Oklahoma (see history below). I believe this would have been mounted in a corner, probably above a little corner sink. Four screwholes (no screws). Dish is approx. 4-3/8 inches wide (at front) and would project out from wall approx 3-3/4 inches. As shown in photos, this old dish has had a lot of wear, but is still structurally sound.

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The sixty-three-room Hotel Love was constructed in 1895 and opened for business in March of 1896. One of the finest hotels in the Chickasaw Nation, Hotel Love, "The Pride of Purcell ...was superior to anything of its kind in the Indian Territory." In 1900 Hotel Love was a brick building three stories high and combined all the modern conveniences of an up-to-date hotel: steam heat, electric lights, and rooms were $2 a night. It was once a favorite place for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon. Of the many hotels constructed in Purcell between 1887 and 1901, only the Hotel Love is still in existence today. The Hotel Love was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. In 1982 the building was purchased by Jerry and Elaine Butler, who operate an antique shop on the first two floors.


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As veraviola sells almost exclusively vintage & antique items, it is likely nothing will be "like new." I strive to mention any wear, soiling or flaws. However, since condition is often subjective, I will also do my best to provide very detailed photos for your examination. But please contact me with any problems or concerns ~ I do want your experience with Vera Viola to be memorable in a good way!

Jewelry is sold on an 'as is' basis, so please ask any questions before purchasing. I provide multiple photos and a detailed description.

Please convo me immediately with your reason if you are wanting to return any purchase. Buyer is responsible for return postage. The item would need to be shipped via a tracked, insured method AND received back by me in its original condition and original packaging within 14 days of the transaction (domestic orders). If these conditions are met, I will then refund the payment (less the original shipping charge) - the exception being layaways (please see layaway policy in the "additional information" section).


While my home is smoke & pet free, please remember that the items I sell lived somewhere else for many years before they came home with me! Also, as a rule, I generally just dust off the items and send them on their way. I do not clean, polish or scour away sticker residue. I leave that to the new buyer.

LAYAWAY POLICY (available on orders over $300):
- Term of the layaway is 90 days.
- A non-refundable 33.3% deposit (1/3 of total) plus 5% layaway fee is required at the time of purchase (you will be sent an invoice through Paypal)
- The second payment will be invoiced a month from purchase in the amount of 33.3%, due within 10 days.
- The third, final payment will be invoiced 2 months from purchase, due within 10 days.
- Shipping and any applicable tax (sales tax applies to OK residents only) will be included and divided among all deposit and payment increments.
- If payments are not made by the due dates the deposit will be lost and the item will be relisted for sale. Any payments over the initial deposit and fee will be refunded.
- If you should re-purchase the item within 15 days of forfeit, the deposit will count toward the purchase and you will be billed for the total, due upon the date of purchase. This grace period elapses after 15 days.
- Once all payments are made and cleared the item will be shipped.