The sewing room and the boudoir, not the dining room or the kitchen, were the likely haunts for most of the items highlighted in this painted promotion from nearly a century ago. Griffon, which was founded in 1888 and moved its offices here, to Chelsea, in 1920, saw fit to mention "cutlery" only twice — yet the company's tableware and carving sets aren't hard to find on the collectibles market. Perhaps management came to believe that the corporate name was too limiting. A set of steak knives you buy once, but tools to help decorate a better home or groom a better you, those you might buy again and again.
Surviving signage (photographed on two different occasions), 151 West 19th St. (Sixth-Seventh Aves.), Manhattan