Marvelous, hard to find set of twelve antique Louis Philippe to Napoleon III era French sterling silver & ebony wood handled 9.5" dinner sized knife set with matching meat serving 12 3/4" knife & 11 5/8" fork and all with unique monogrammed & figural ornamented steel blades! This is one of four great old French table knife sets that we're adding this week but don't let that fool you as to how hard they are to find. I've gathered these up over the last year or so and am just getting to polishing, photographing and listing them :). A fabulous setting for twelve here, all original and complete with silver shield shaped cartouche inlays. The handles themselves in what appears to be ebony wood, rather than just an ebonized finish. The blades are all the original pre-stainless ones, each has a faintly visible figural tableau running the length and large laurel wreath framed "GL" or "LG" monograms nearer the hilt or handle. Of course there is some age tarnish and/or corrosion visible but they're fabulous as is, alongside your existing fine sterling silver table service! As noted above, we're also adding three other great sets so be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks and enjoy!
Good-very good condition. As noted, the blades are all the original steel ones, not stainless so they do have visible age tarnish and/or corrosion. A few age or drying splits in the ebony wood handles, some slight surface scuffs to the sterling silver caps & collars but they've all been professionally polished have a bright, shiny luster. The handle caps on most have dents to the ends (visible in the pictures). See pictures for weights and measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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