• July 27th, 2012
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This Month’s Special

Come to Joanne’s Antiques for great Napkin Rings! We have a great selection of Napkin Rings that will accentuate any room and make a great conversation piece at any home gathering! A little history on Napkin Rings! The napkin ring is sometimes called a serviette ring. Did you know they were originally used to identify the napkins of a household between weekly wash days?

There are many different types of Napkin Holders that you will find at Joanne’s Antiques.The standard napkin ring is a simple ring made from skewers.The figural napkin ring is an American specialty in which the simple napkin ring is part of a small figure or sculpture that may take any shape and show any motif.Check our our unique branded Napkin rings that appear as single items with the name or initials of the owner. They notably are given as christening presents, or pairs often given as gifts at weddings and silver weddings.In the English speaking countries, numbered sets of 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 napkin rings are found.

Napkin rings are an invention of the European bourgeoisie, first appearing in France about 1800 and soon spreading to all countries in the western world.Most 19th century napkin rings were made of silver or silver plate, but others were made in bone, wood, pearl embroidery, porcelain, glass, and other materials.In the 20th century bakelite and other new materials were used.

You will find many great Napkin Holder treasures at Joanne’s Antiques!

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