Antique silver plated set of flatware in the Adam pattern, 1917, in both luncheon and dinner sizes, in its original fitted mahogany and blue velvet locking chest. This set was made shortly after or when the pattern was introduced in 1917. There are 6 each of the following 6 place pieces, and 2 teaspoons each, so each of the 6 settings totals 8 pieces each. Dinner knife nine and five eighths inches; luncheon knife eight and eleven sixteenths inches, dinner fork 7.75 inches, luncheon fork seven and one eighth inches, tablespoon 8.25 inches, oval bowl soup spoon seven and five sixteenths inches, round bowl soup spoon a hair over 7 inches. The knives have silver plated French blades in excellent condition. These blades are sharp, and if cared for properly will last another hundred years easily. Wipe down after use with a soapy wet sponge or cloth, rinse in hot water, dry thoroughly and immediately. Never leave them in water, in fact just don't immerse them at all, just wash them over the water.
Additionally, there are 6 individual butter spreader knives, 6 table spoons, and 6 citrus fruit spoons with heavy gold wash in the bowls, to prevent pitting from acids.
Serving pieces are a large platter spoon, a serving fork, a gravy ladle, a master butter knife, a sugar spoon with gold wash, and olive or pickle fork. There are a total of 72 pieces. This pattern was very popular, made for many years, in all kinds of pieces, and you will have no trouble finding serving pieces of all kinds, salad forks, and the like, to add to it.
All pieces are in excellent condition, some show evidence of only occasional use, some appear not to have been used. The chest is enormously heavy, and this is hands down the heaviest set in chest I have had in 30 years of selling silver plated flatware. It has some scuffs as shown and it is missing one handle as shown. The key is still present. It was always kept in the lock, so the part that sticks out is dark and oxidized, the part that was inside the lock is still bright and shiny. The set has been freshly hand polished.
The luncheon and dinner knives have silver plated French blades in excellent condition. These blades are sharp, and if cared for properly will last another hundred years easily. Wipe down after use with a soapy wet sponge or cloth, rinse in hot water, dry thoroughly and immediately. Never leave them in water, in fact just don't immerse them at all, just wash them over the water.
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Adam 1917 Set Flatware Luncheon Dinner Sizes Antique Silver Plated Mahogany Chest