19 Ways How You Would Have Spent Your Money as the 19th Century’s 1 Percent

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During the Gilded Age there was only one rule for the richest of the rich, and that was that money was no object. Whether it meant growing flowers in a castle in England and then paying for them to be refrigerated and shipped to America, or spending thousands on a single dinner, opulence was key. Social status was all about appearances and showing how much money one possessed. Here are just a few of the ways that you would have spent your money as a member of the 19th century elite.

 

1) Gold and Silverware

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One way that the aristocracy of the early 19th century held their wealth was in plate or gold and silver plates and silverware. It was often kept locked up and only taken out on special occasions. Plate and precious metals were just one of the ways that the wealthy would display their wealth.

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