C.F. Monroe Company located in Meriden, Conn., made your opal ware dresser box. “Nakara” is the trade name of the ware. They also produced “Kelva” and “Wave Crest” lines. They purchased blown-molded glass blanks that were opaque from several glassmakers, including the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company located in New Bedford, Mass. Some of their blanks were also made in Europe. C.F. Monroe was in business from 1898 until World War I.
Your dresser box was made around 1900 and can be seen selling from $500 to $600.
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