This outstanding 107 Piece French Silver (.950) Flatware Service, produced in the last quarter of the 19th Century, by Geo. Falkenberg (Rue LaFayette, Paris), is of a fabulous design by "Charles Percier (Architect to Napoleon I-1810), and is 100% faithful to Percier's Designs.
Our service is fully hallmarked by the Maker - Geo.Falkenberg, and the French Silver Standard. The individual pieces are rendered in "Coin Minting Quality", with pure Empire motifs, including Swans, Putti, Laurel Wreaths, Cornucopia and Anthemion Palmettes. It is the height of the Empire Style !!
The 107 Pieces consist of: 12 Dinner Forks, 12 Dinner Knives, 12 Lunch Forks, 12 Lunch Knives, 12 Large Place Spoons, 12 Soup Spoons, 12 Coffee/Teaspoons, 12 Ice Cream/Dessert Spoons, 1 Cake Slice, 1 Large Tart Slice, 1 Fish Set (Fork & Knife), 1 Large Berry Spoon, 1 Sauce Ladle, 1 Large Vegetable Server, 1 Powdered Sugar Spoon, 3 Piece Gilt "Hors D'Oeuvres Set.
The Serving pieces are exceptionally handsome....the Knife blades are silvered in the French Manner. The set is in excellent condition overall. (I can provide more photographs as I was limited to only 9 photos)...I don't believe it was used very much at all.
This particular Model was produced by several silversmiths in the 19th Century, including Odiot, & Pierre Queille' (1840), but sets rarely come to the market. We have found only 2 of these sets sold in the last 30 years, one in 1998 and one in 2014, each set a bit larger, but both selling in the $50,000. range!!
Our price includes a handsome contemporary silver chest in wood with brass fittings, with lock & key. Because of the size and weight, we would ship the silver chest in a separate box. (Please check with me on the shipping and insurance charges to your address.)
This is a very Handsome Flatware Service and will make a wonderful statement at your next "French Empire" Dinner Party.....
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