24 Empire Knife Set
Truly magnificent old French set of 24 knives dating to the early 20th century. With genuine ebony wood handles and sterling silver collars in that fabulous and elegant Empire style, and original stainless steel blades. Collars feature a shell and two fleur de lis. There are twelve dinner knives and twelve dessert or fruits knives.
Each set of twelve come with its presentation box lined in yellow fabric and covered with a green paper.
All of the blades are stamped "Acier Helios Inoxydable" (Helios Stainless Steel) and "Virole Argent" (Sterling Silver collars).
CONDITION: overall good antique condition with some signs of ages. Blades are good. Some dessert knives show some cracks on the wood. Some dinner knive's collars have some knocks at the end. Wears of the boxes, the dinner knife box hook is missing.
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This set would be fabulous as a wedding gift and would add to your table French accents.
MAINTENANCE: need to be hand washed.
Dinner Knives Length: 9 7/8" (25cm)
Dessert Knives Length: 8 1/4" (21cm)