PRESENTING A STUNNING Mid-Century Malmaison by Christofle Silver and Gold Plated 63 Piece Service.
A service for 10 with:
10 x Knives – 9.5″ long
10 x Large Forks – 8″ long
10 x Small Forks – 6.5″ long
10 x Large Spoons – 7.5″ long
10 x Small Spoons – 5.8″ long
10 x Fish Knives – 7.75″ long
2 x Large Serving Spoons – 10″ long
1 x Large Serving Fork – 10″ long
In an unmatching but extremely functional Reed & Barton Brown Leather presentation case.
All pieces are 24 ct gold plated, with the knives being half silver plated.
Beautiful chasing and decoration to the edges and base of each piece. All fully and properly marked.
Very Art Deco in form, design and style but probably made circa 1960.
A VERY HIGH QUALITY & DESIRABLE SERVICE – FOR THE LUXURY HOME !
The “Château de Malmaison” near Paris was the favorite residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine. The palm and lotus leaf frieze and the symmetry of the decoration are typical of the Empire style, which was largely inspired by Antiquity.
Christofle is a goldsmith and tableware company, founded in Paris in 1830 by Charles Christofle.
The company is known for having introduced electrolytic gilding and silver plating in France in 1842. The company was bought in 2012 by one of its shareholders, the Chalhoub family.
Malmaison by Christofle Silver and Gold Plated 63 Piece Service.
Provenance: From a High-end Dallas Estate (originally from Manhattan, NY)
Condition: Very good.
Dimensions: Box is 23″ Wide, 13″ Long and 3.5″ Deep.