Exq Antique French Sterling Silver 90pc+ Flatware Set, Gothic Pattern, in Chest. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. FREE KNIVES BRING TOTAL COUNT TO 126 PIECES.Absolutely exquisite & rare antique French sterling silver Belle Epoque era 90pc flatware set with FREE 36pc matching knife set, all with beautiful Neo-Gothic style collar (ferule) pattern & matching ornate interlaced "MM" monograms and the flatware kept in a fabulous old 3-layer fitted chest with swan & crown engraved handle. Including the FREE matching knives, you have a complete 7pc place setting for EIGHTEEN here. The pattern as seen in our reference guide is referred to as "Ferule", definitely Gothic in style and as elegant as can be! I recall having a set of these in the past, not nearly as extensive but I simply can't find the old photos or listing information. Of course, they'll likely sell before I make any progress there. Truly a sight to behold and the pictures really do say more than my words will ever be able to. All forks & spoons in heavy, solid old French sterling silver and bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark. The tiny number "1" within those marks means they're in. 950 silver 95% pure and higher than the. 925 standard for "sterling" silver. Magnificent, don't miss them! Some surface scuffs to the silver, indicative of light use and age but no damage or repairs to note on any of the flatware.
As noted above, the knives are a free gift and bring the total number of pieces up to 126! The knives all have the original pre-stainless blades so you will see some age tarnish and/or corrosion.
There are also a few age/drying splits in some handles but, as you can see, they're all free of any other flaws, no damage or repairs to note otherwise. Not counting the knives, the total weight of the flatware is 198 troy ounces or 6150 grams!! The chest is not original to the set though you would never know.It has three fitted layers (two lift-out and then the fitted bottom) and hold all pieces as if it was made for them. The center tray has extra spaces that can accommodate an additional twelve each in the larger dinner sized forks & spoons if you decide to expand. The chest exterior does show some age with bubbling to the shagreen-like covering most notable on the left side of the box and left side of the front. A treasure itself with the royal engraving on the handle, a medallion with swan and crown! See pictures for individual weights and measurements. Image Hosting by Ruby Lane. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. The item "Exq Antique French Sterling Silver 90pc+ Flatware Set, Gothic Pattern, in Chest" is in sale since Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.