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Summer Song Gold by Lunt Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 12 Set Vermeil
By Lunt Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beautiful Summer Song by Lunt Sterling silver flatware set of 48 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: 12 knives, 9". 12 forks, 7 1/4". 12 salad forks, ...
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Vintage 1950s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold Plate, Sterling Silver

Eglantine, Gorham Sterling Silver Fish Serving Set Gold Washed with Strawberries
By Gorham
Located in Big Bend, WI
Eglantine by Gorham Lovely sterling silver fish serving set, 2-piece, including a fork measuring 9" and a server measuring 12 1/8" in pattern Eglantine by Gorham. The handle of th...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Fontainebleau by Gorham Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set BC Gold Washed
By Gorham
Located in Big Bend, WI
Fontainebleau by Gorham The academic nature in which designer Antione Heller looked to the past for inspiration also stems from the Beaux Arts movement. This multi-motif, figural ...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Old Maryland Engraved Gold Kirk Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Vermeil
By Kirk Silver Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
The simple curved handle and slim stem of this elegantly understated design belie the intricate carved detailing along the length of this pattern. First crafted in 1936, the complex ...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Aegean Weave Gold by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Set 6 Service 24 Pieces
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Aegean weave gold accent flatware by Wallace Silver. The birthplace of culture, the Aegean was the sea from which early Mediterranean societies drew their sustenance. The nets and ba...
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Vintage 1970s Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Medallion by Wood & Hughes Sterling Silver Fish Serving Set Gold Washed Pierced
By Wood & Hughes
Located in Big Bend, WI
Medallion by Wood & Hughes Absolutely stunning sterling silver fish serving set, 2-piece, including: Server 12 5/8" and Fork 11 7/8" in the pattern Medallion by Wood & Hughes. Thi...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Grande Baroque Gold Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 35 Pcs Vermeil
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beautiful Vermeil (completely gold-washed) Grande Baroque by Wallace sterling silver flatware set of 35 pieces. This set includes: Eight regular knives, 8 7/8" Eight regular forks, ...
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Mid-20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Ashmont Gold by Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 36 Pcs Dinner
By Reed and Barton
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Ashmont Gold sterling silver pattern was introduced by Reed & Barton in the year 1991. It is heavy weight and has a gold accent around the neck of a fluted handle. Dinner Size...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

A. Michelsen Set of 6 Gold Plated Sterling Silver Tea Spoons with Enamel in Box
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A. Michelsen set of 6 gold plated sterling silver tea spoons with colored enamel in box, plus one extra. Measures 10 cm / 3 15/16 in.
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Edgemont Gold by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Set Eight Service 33 Pcs Dinner
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Originally issued in 1987, Edgemont Gold by Gorham has symmetrical flutes that adorn the end of the flatware, flaring in an unmistakable pattern. Dinner size estate Edgemont gold by...
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Vintage 1980s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Aegean Weave Gold by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 55 pcs New
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Aegean Weave Gold Accent flatware by Wallace Silver. The birthplace of culture, the Aegean was the sea from which early Mediterranean societies drew their sustenance. The nets and ba...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Soleil Gold by Lunt Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Service 48 Pieces New
By Lunt Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
New Soleil gold accent by Lunt, circa 1995, sterling silver flatware set, 48 pieces. This set includes: 12 knives, 9 1/8" 12 forks, 7 1/2" 12 salad forks, 6 3/4" 12 teaspoons, 6 1/4...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Acorn by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 102pc Gold Vermeil
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Exceptional dinner size vermeil (lightly gold-washed) acorn by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set, 102 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner knives, 9" with desirable short/wi...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Ashmont Gold by Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 56 Pcs Dinner
By Reed and Barton
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size ashmont gold by Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware set, 56 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 7/8" 12 dinner size forks, 7 3/4" 12 salad forks, 6 3/...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Persian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Flatware Ice Cream Set 13 Pc Rose Gold
By Edward C. Moore, Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Persian originated in 1872 when exotic lands were in vogue (Japanese, Egyptian, Persian). It is absolutely striking with its intricate design. It is a beautiful example of the silver...
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Antique 1870s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Empire Set of Four French Sterling Silver '.950' Footed Open Salt Cellars-Venner
By Isabelle Venner
Located in New York, NY
Set of four Empire, sterling silver (.950), footed open salt cellars with matching spoons and liners, Paris, circa 1900, Isabelle Venner, maker. Each salt cellar is gilded on the ins...
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Antique Early 1900s French Empire Sterling Silver

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Gold, Sterling Silver

Mixed Metals by Landers Roast Carving Set Japanesque Applied Bronze Gold Copper
By Landers, Frary & Clark 1
Located in Big Bend, WI
Mixed metals by Landers Frary & Clark Extraordinary sterling silver roast carving set, 3- piece, including knife 15 1/2", fork 11 1/2" and hone 12 7/8" in the pattern mixed metals...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Set of 36 Antique Mother of Pearl Handled Knives and Forks, Gold Ferrules
Located in Arles, FR
The pricing applies to the entire set of 36 French gold-plated oyster forks set twelve pieces, dessert forks and knives twenty four pieces. All with mother-of-pearl handles and gold ...
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Antique 1890s French Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold, Gold Plate

Stately Gold by State House Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set for 12 Vermeil
By State House Sterling
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorgeous stately gold by State House sterling silver flatware set - 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely g...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Inaugural by State House Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Set Gold Vermeil
By State House Sterling
Located in Big Bend, WI
Add some luxe to your life with this fabulous Inaugural Gold by State House sterling silver flatware set - 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your tab...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Fontaine Gold by International Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 8 Vermeil
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Fontaine Gold by International sterling silver flatware set of 32 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: Eight knives, 8 7/8", eight forks, 7 1/4", eig...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lucerne Gold by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Service eight Set Vermeil
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Add some luxe to your life with this fabulous Lucerne gold by Wallace sterling silver flatware set - 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Corsage by Stieff Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Vermeil Gold
By The Stieff Co. 1
Located in Big Bend, WI
Corsage gold by Stieff sterling silver flatware set of 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed over...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Old Maryland Engraved Gold Kirk Sterling Silver Flatware Service 6 Set Vermeil
By Kirk Silver Company, Kirk-Stieff
Located in Big Bend, WI
Fabulous Old Maryland engraved gold by Kirk sterling silver flatware set - 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (complet...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

English Provincial Gold by Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service
By Reed and Barton
Located in Big Bend, WI
English provincial gold by Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware set - 24 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Edgemont Gold by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Set 8 Service 38 Pieces Dinner
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Edgemont gold by Gorham sterling silver flatware set - 38 pieces. This set includes: eight dinner size knives, 9 3/8", eight dinner size forks, 7 3/4", eight salad forks, 6 1/2",...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rose Spray Gold by Easterling Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Vermeil
By Easterling
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rose spray gold by Easterling sterling silver flatware set, 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Woodlily Gold by Frank Smith Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 6 Service Vermeil
By Frank Smith Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Woodlily Gold by Frank Smith Sterling silver flatware set of 24 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: Six knives, 8 3/4", six forks, 7 1/2", six sala...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Enchanting Orchid by Westmorland Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Gold
By Westmorland
Located in Big Bend, WI
Enchanting orchid gold by Westmorland sterling silver flatware set - 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table, especially when paired with gold...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

George and Martha by Westmorland Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Set Gold
By Westmorland
Located in Big Bend, WI
George and Martha by Westmorland sterling silver flatware set of 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table, especially when paired with gold rimme...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Danish Baroque by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Vermeil Gold
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Danish baroque gold by Towle sterling silver flatware set - 48 pieces. Make a bold statement on your table with gold! This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed over sterling silver...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Eighteen Ten Gold by International Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set Vermeil
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Eighteen ten gold by International sterling silver flatware set - 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gold-...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Orchid Gold by International Sterling Silver Flatware Set For 6 Service Vermeil
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Orchid Gold by International Sterling Silver flatware set - 24 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: 6 Knives, 8 5/8", 6 Forks, 7 1/8", 6 Salad Forks, ...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Melrose Gold by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Set For 8 Service Vermeil
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Melrose Gold by Gorham Sterling Silver flatware set - 32 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: 8 Knives, 9", 8 Forks, 7 1/8", 8 Salad Forks, 6 1/2", ...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Royal Danish Gold by International Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Vermeil
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Royal Danish gold by International Sterling Silver flatware set, 48 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: 12 Knives, 9 1/4", 12 Forks, 7", 12 Salad F...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Grand Victorian by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Service 8 Set Gold Vermeil
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Grand Victorian by Wallace sterling silver flatware set of 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table, especially when paired with gold rimmed chin...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Horizon by Easterling Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Set Gold Vermeil
By Easterling
Located in Big Bend, WI
Add some luxe to your life with this fabulous horizon gold by Easterling Sterling Silver flatware set - 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table,...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cheryl Gold by Kirk Vermeil Sterling Silver Flatware Set 8 Service 35 Pieces
By Kirk Silver Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Cheryl gold by Kirk sterling silver vermeil flatware set - 35 pieces. This beautiful set is completely vermeil (gold washed). This set includes: eight knives, 9 1/8", eight forks,...
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Late 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Grenada Gold by Old Newbury Crafters Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service, Rare!
By Old Newbury Crafters
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare 24 piece sterling silver set of Grenada with gold accent made by Old Newbury Crafters. Great starter set! It is beautifully hand wrought and heavy. The set includes: Four dinn...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Shenandoah Gold by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set for 12 Vermeil
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorgeous Shenandoah gold by Wallace Sterling Silver flatware set, 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gol...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Stradivari Gold by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set for 12 Vermeil
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorgeous Stradivari gold by Wallace Sterling Silver flatware set 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gold...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lansdowne Gold by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Service for Eight Set Vermeil
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Add some luxe to your life with this fabulous Lansdowne Gold by Gorham Sterling silver flatware set of 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. ...
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Early 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Marie Louise Gold Blackinton Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 45 Pcs Dinner
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Marie Louise with gold accent by Blackinton sterling silver flatware set, 45 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner size knives, 9 3/4" 8 dinner size forks, 7 3/4" 8 salad ...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hamilton Gold by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 6 Vermeil
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Hamilton Gold by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set of 24 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: Six knives, 9 3/8", six forks, 7", six salad f...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Angelique Gold by International Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 12 Vermeil
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beautiful angelique gold by International Sterling Silver flatware set 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completel...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Buttercup by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Gold Vermeil
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Stunning buttercup gold by Gorham sterling silver flatware set - 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gold-w...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Windham Gold by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Vermeil
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Windham Gold by Tiffany and Co. sterling silver flatware set of 24 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: Six knives, 9 3/8", six forks, 7", six salad...
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Early 20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Richelieu Gold by International Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Vermeil
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Add some luxe to your life with this fabulous Richelieu Gold by International sterling silver flatware set - 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your t...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Spanish Provincial Gold by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 12
By Reed and Barton
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorgeous Spanish provincial gold by Towle sterling silver flatware set, 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (complete...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rhapsody Gold by International Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Vermeil
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Add some luxe to your life with this fabulous Rhapsody Gold by International sterling silver flatware set of 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your t...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Grand Regency by International Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Set Gold
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Grand Regency by International sterling silver flatware set of 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table, especially when paired with gold rimmed ...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Grande Baroque by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Service 8 Set Gold Vermeil
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Grande Baroque by Wallace Sterling Silver flatware set - 32 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table, especially when paired with gold rimmed china ...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Grenada Gold Old Newbury Crafters Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 67 Pc Din
By Old Newbury Crafters
Located in Big Bend, WI
Old Newbury Crafters silver is genuinely hand-made and wonderfully heavy, the machine cannot match the quality, durability, look and feel of handmade silver. The subtle hammered fini...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Spring Glory Gold by International Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set for 12
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorgeous Spring Glory Gold by International sterling silver flatware set of 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (comp...
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Vintage 1940s Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Madeira Gold by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set for Eight Service Vermeil
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Madeira Gold by Towle sterling silver flatware set, 32 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: Eight knives, 9", eight forks, 7 1/2", eight salad forks...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hampton Court Gold by Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Vermeil
By Reed and Barton
Located in Big Bend, WI
Hampton Court Gold by Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware set - 48 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: 12 knives, 9 1/8", 12 forks, 7 1/2", 12 s...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Mary Chilton Gold by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set For 6 Service Vermeil
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Mary Chilton Gold by Towle Sterling Silver flatware set - 24 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: 6 Knives, 9", 6 Forks, 7 1/8", 6 Salad Forks, 6 1/...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Damask Rose by Oneida Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Set Vermeil Gold
By Oneida
Located in Big Bend, WI
Damask rose gold by Oneida sterling silver flatware set of 48 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed ...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Faneuil Gold by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Vermeil
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Faneuil Gold by Tiffany and Co. sterling silver flatware set, 24 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gold-wash...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

King Edward by Gorham Gold Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 42 Pcs Dinner
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
King Edward Gold by Gorham sterling silver Vermeil dinner size flatware set - 42 pieces. This set includes: Eight dinner size knives, 9 5/8", eight dinner size forks, 7 3/4", eig...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

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Sterling Gold Set Serveware For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal sterling gold set serveware for your home. Frequently made of metal, silver and sterling silver, every sterling gold set serveware was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer sterling gold set serveware, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A sterling gold set serveware made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Louis XVI — is very popular. Wallace Silversmiths, Tiffany & Co. and Gorham Manufacturing Company each produced at least one beautiful sterling gold set serveware that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sterling Gold Set Serveware?

The average selling price for a sterling gold set serveware at 1stDibs is $3,495, while they’re typically $250 on the low end and $29,995 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Sterling Silver for You

Dining and entertaining changed drastically when we began to set our tables with sterling silver for holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, engagement parties and, in some of today’s homes, everyday meals.

Often called the “Queen of metals,” silver has been universally adored for thousands of years. It is easy to see why it has always been sought after: It is durable, strong and beautiful. (Louis XIV had tables made entirely of silver.) Sterling silver is an alloy that is made of 92.5 percent silver — the “925” stamp that identifies sterling-silver jewelry refers to this number. The other 7.5 percent in sterling silver is typically sourced from copper.

Neoclassical-style sterling-silver goods in Europe gained popularity in the late 18th century — a taste for sterling-silver tableware as well as tea sets had taken shape — while in the United States, beginning in the 19th century, preparing the dinner table with sterling-silver flatware had become somewhat of a standard practice. Indeed, owning lots of silver goods during the Victorian era was a big deal. Back then, displaying fine silver at home was a status symbol for middle-class American families. And this domestic silver craze meant great profitability for legendary silversmith manufacturers such as Reed & Barton, Gorham Manufacturing Company and the International Silver Company, which was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898, a major hub of silver manufacturing nicknamed “Silver City.”

Today, special occasions might call for ceremonial silver designed by Tiffany & Co. or the seductive sterling-silver cutlery from remarkable Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, but there really doesn’t have to be an event on the calendar to trot out your finest tableware.

Event- and wedding-planning company maestro Tara Guérard says that some “investment pieces,” such as this widely enamored alloy, should see everyday use, and we’re inclined to agree.

“Sterling-silver flatware is a must-have that you can use every single day, even to eat cereal,” she says. “Personally, I want a sterling-silver goblet set for 12 to 20; I would use them every time I had a dinner party. Ultimately, there are no criteria for buying vintage pieces: Buy what you love, and make it work.”

Whether you’re thinking “ceremonial” or “cereal,” browse a versatile collection of vintage, new and antique sterling-silver wares on 1stDibs today.