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Canteens & Boxed

Table silver was made in sets from circa 1690 onwards but did not come into popular use until the late 18th century when fashionable hosts started to lay their tables with a matching set of cutlery and flatware for their guests. Boxed sets were displayed on the sideboard and could be carried to other family residences. They became popular wedding presents when mass production made them affordable in the 1900s. Nowadays these complete sets of cutlery are generally sold without a fitted box or table. The word canteen remains in use describing an area for communal dining.

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Canteens & Boxed

Table silver was made in sets from circa 1690 onwards but did not come into popular use until the late 18th century when fashionable hosts started to lay their tables with a matching set of cutlery and flatware for their guests. Boxed sets were displayed on the sideboard and could be carried to other family residences. They became popular wedding presents when mass production made them affordable in the 1900s. Nowadays these complete sets of cutlery are generally sold without a fitted box or table. The word canteen remains in use describing an area for communal dining.

  • 1812 - 1815

    Eley

    9254 Canteen of Georgian Silver Cutlery for 12

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    An extensive set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 12 people. 84 pieces. Very elegant fiddle, thread and shell pattern. Together with a full set of vintage sterling silver knives. The flatware all has a hand engraved crest of an elephant. Weight excluding knives 3288 grams, 105.7 troy ounces. Flatware all by Eley Fearn & Chawner London 1812 (except the 12 dessert forks London 1815, no makers mark). Knives by Vanders, Sheffield 1982.

  • 1834 - 1838

    Mary Chawner

    9742 Antique Canteen of Cutlery

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    A handsome set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 12 people. 60 pieces. Very elegant fiddle, thread and shell pattern. Total weight excluding knives 4314 grams, 138.7 troy ounces. Flatware all by Mary Chawner London 1834/5 (except 2 dinner forks London 1838). Sterling silver.

  • 1896 - 1897

    Francis Higgins

    9262 Antique Silver Canteen of Kings Cutlery

    £2,250

    An excellent set of sterling silver cutlery for 6 people in the popular Kings pattern. Total 31 pieces. Weight 2261 grams, 72.7 troy ounces. All pieces London 1896-7, maker Francis Higgins.

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