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Georgian by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 72 Pcs Dinner
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Georgian by Towle sterling silver flatware set, 72 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner size knives, w/french stainless blades, 9 7/8" 8 dinner size forks, 7 1/2" 8 s...
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Antique 19th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Leonore by Manchester Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 52 Pcs Dinner
By Manchester Silver Co. & S. S.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Leonore by Manchester sterling silver flatware set - 52 pieces. This set includes: Eight dinner size knives, 9 5/8" Eight dinner size forks, 7 1/2" Eight salad forks, 6 ...
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Vintage 1930s English Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lancaster by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 64 Pcs Dinner
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Lancaster by Gorham sterling silver flatware set, 64 Pieces. This popular beaded pattern with intricate rose detailing was introduced by Gorham in the year 1897. This set...
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Antique 1890s Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Olympian, Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Set 40 Pc Dinner
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb Olympian by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set, 40 pieces. This set includes: 8 large dinner size knives, 10 3/8" 8 dinner size forks, 7 7/8" (rare!) 8 regular kn...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiber by Buccellati Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Service 132 Pcs Dinner
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental scarce dinner size "Tiber" by Buccellati sterling silver flatware set - 132 Pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 3/4" 12 dinner forks, 8" 12 salad forks, 7...
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Late 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Set 59 Pc Dinner
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb dinner size Olympian by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set - 59 pieces. This set includes: 8 large dinner size knives, 10 1/4" 8 dinner size forks, 7 7/8" 8 luncheon/...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Old French by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Service 48 Pcs Dinner
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Old French by Gorham sterling silver Flatware set, 48 pieces. This set includes: Reminiscent of Parisian cafes, the clean lines and simple styling of this Classic patter...
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Antique Early 1900s Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Dog Nose by CJ Vander Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 10 Service Dinner Size
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb dinner size "Dog Nose" by CJ Vander English sterling silver flatware set (with Rattail Knives), 53 pieces. This simple, unadorned pattern shows off the true beauty of the silv...
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Early 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Chippendale by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 51 Pieces Dinner
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Chippendale by Towle sterling silver flatware set - 51 pieces. This set includes: Eight dinner size knives, 9 5/8" Eight dinner size forks, 8" Eight salad forks, 6 5/8" ...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Orchid by International Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 76 Pcs Dinner
By International Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner Size Orchid by International sterling silver flatware set of 76 pieces. This set includes: Eight dinner size knives, 9 1/2" Eight dinner size forks, 7 7/8" Eight salad forks,...
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Vintage 1930s Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chippendale by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 59 Pieces Dinner
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Chippendale by Towle sterling silver flatware set of 59 pieces (with lots of great servers!). This set includes: Eight dinner size knives, 9 5/8" Eight dinner size forks...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Marly by Christofle Silver Plate Flatware Set Service for 8 Dinner 51 Pcs France
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Marly by Christofle France silver plate flatware set, 51 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner size knives, 9 3/4" 8 dinner size forks, 8 1/4" 8 luncheon/dessert fork...
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Antique 19th Century Tableware

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Silver Plate

Silver Plumes by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 50 Pcs Dinner
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size silver plumes by Towle sterling silver flatware set, 50 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner size knives, 9 5/8" 8 dinner size forks, 8" 8 salad forks, 6 3/4" 8 teaspoons...
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Mid-20th Century American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Buttercup by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Service 84 Pcs Dinner
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb dinner size buttercup by Gorham sterling silver flatware set, 84 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 3/4" 12 dinner size forks, 7 1/2" 12 salad forks, 6 1/4" ...
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Antique 1890s Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Old Master by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 67 Pieces Dinner
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size old master by Towle sterling silver flatware set, 67 pieces. This set includes: Eight dinner size knives, 9 5/8", eight dinner size forks, 7 3/4", eight salad forks, ...
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Mid-20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hannah Hull by Tuttle Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Service 92 Pcs Dinner
By Tuttle Silver Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Hannah Hull by Tuttle sterling silver flatware set, 92 pieces. All pieces are stamped with a date mark from Eisenhower's first term, for the years 1953-1956. This set inc...
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Late 20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tjorn by Dansk Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Dinner Service 49 Pcs Modern
By Dansk
Located in Big Bend, WI
Fabulous Scandinavian Modern Tjorn by Dansk sterling silver Flatware set, 49 pieces. This set has solid handle knives with innovative stainless blades that are nearly seamless where ...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

German Porcelain Dinner Service For Eighteen People
Located in Hudson, NY
German porcelain dinnerware service for eighteen people with serving pieces. Each piece is in great condition. Maker's mark undersigned "Crown Heinrich Germany". All together 92 piec...
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Early 20th Century German Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Wedgwood Porcelain Dinner Service for Twelve People
Located in Hudson, NY
Wedgwood porcelain dinnerware with gilt gold design detail service for twelve people with serving pieces. Each piece is in great condition. Maker's mark undersigned. Set include 12 d...
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Mid-20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Gold

103-Piece Meissen Porcelain Dinner Service for 12
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A complete delicately painted Meissen porcelain dinner service for 12 people in the famous Sheaf pattern. comprising 103 incredible pieces: 12 dinner plates, 12 soup bowls, 12 lunch ...
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20th Century German Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Metlox Poppy Trail California Contemporary 32 Piece Dinner Service for Eight
By Metlox Manufacturing Company
Located in Ferndale, MI
Set of Metlox poppy trail California contemporary. Eight pieces each dinner plate soup bowl, small bowl, bread plates 32 pieces total. Very nice original condition. This set makes fo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Pottery

Fabulous Art Deco Inspired Hand-Painted Complete Dinner Service for 12-60 Pieces
By Carole Stupell
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This set is a rare find because it is so complete and has never been used. Each piece is in pristine condition. The Art Deco inspired decoration is modern in feel with very clean lin...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

24-Piece Dinner Service Mod, "Margherita" by Antonia Campi for Laveno, 1965
By Antonia Campi, S.C.I. Laveno
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in lacquered earthenware withe bossed decorations. In good original condition.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Mancioli Drum Pattern Dinnerware/Service for Eight
By Mancioli Pottery
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Magnificent set of Italian Mid-Century drum pattern dinnerware by Mancioli. Very good overall condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing. Three plates have some service wear and one...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Pottery

Armorial Service of Samson Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Market
By Edmé Samson
Located in Essex, MA
Partial set of Samson hand painted Chinese Export style porcelain for the American Market. In beautiful orange trim with hand printed gilt motif. American eagle in centre with Shi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Federal Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Royal Worcester Multi-Color Hand-Painted Enamel Breakfast Service for Two
By Royal Worcester
Located in Great Barrington, MA
It doesn't get more complete than this full breakfast service for two. Each piece is uniquely painted in a bright and cheerful palette of flowers and butterflies. The decorative and ...
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Vintage 1930s English Dinner Plates

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Paste, Porcelain

Royal Worcester Hand Painted Gilded Dessert Service for Asprey's-17 Pieces
By Royal Worcester
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This eye-popping complete dessert service was especially made for Asprey's, London in 1937, right in the middle of World War II. Imagine who might have owned this custom-ordered set!...
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Vintage 1930s English Dinner Plates

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Porcelain, Porcelain

19th Century Dessert Service for 12 with Polychrome Enamel Exotic Birds
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This "Japonesque" dessert service incorporates many decorative elements of both period and style. The shaped rims of the white plates are highlighted with gold trim and gadroon edges...
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Antique 1850s English Japonisme Dinner Plates

Set of Twelve Gold Gilt and Cobalt Service Plates BWM & Co. for Gillman, NYC
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Set of twelve gold gilt and cobalt service plates BWM & Co for Gillman, NYC, the cobalt band highlighted by gold with a central starburst medallion. In very good original condition,...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Wedgwood English Dinner Service For Twelve / Serving Pieces
Located in Hudson, NY
Wedgwood Porcelain England dinnerware service for Twelve people with serving pieces. T. Goode London Crown mark & numbered " 1184 & 332" undersigned. Each piece is great vintage cond...
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Early 20th Century English More Dining and Entertaining

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Gold

Georg Jensen Continental Cutlery, Dinner Service for Six People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen continental cutlery. Dinner service for six people in hammered sterling silver. The knife measures: 20.5 cm. Stamped. In very good condition. The cutlery was designe...
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20th Century Danish Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Continental Cutlery, Dinner Service for Four People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Continental cutlery. Dinner service for four people in hammered sterling silver. The knife measures: 20.7 cm. Stamped. In very good condition. The cutlery was design...
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20th Century Danish Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen, Acanthus Dinner Service for Six People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen. Acanthus dinner service for six people in sterling silver. Consisting of six dinner knives, six dinner forks, and six tablespoons. Dinner knife length...
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Marius Giuge Dinner Service for Ten, Vallauris, circa 1960s
By Marius Giuge
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Gorgeously rotund "Fish" dinner service in a glorious blue-green glaze with flecks of dark greeny-black and white. Comprised of ten plates, ten soup plates, one large soup tureen, a ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Meissen Chinese Butterfly or Schmetterling Pattern Dinner Service for Twelve
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Boston, MA
I am proud to offer you this famous and rare Meissen Chinese butterfly dinner service for twelve people. Each piece is painted in the Kakiemon style with a central Chinese butterfly ...
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Vintage 1950s German Chinese Export Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Stieff Co. Rose Pattern Dinner Service for 24 with 11 Service Pieces
By The Stieff Co. 1
Located in New York, NY
A set of 24 forks, knives, dessert forks and spoons by the Stieff Co in a Repoussé style rose pattern. Marked The Stieff Co., stainless steel, sterling handle. There are also 11 serv...
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20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen "Continental" Silver Cutlery, Dinner Service for Four People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen "Continental" silver cutlery. Dinner service for four people in hammered sterling silver. Dated 1933-1944. The knife measures: 23 cm. Stamped. In very good condition....
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Vintage 1930s Danish Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Complete Danish Silver Dinner Service for 12 People, Johannes Siggaard
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Complete Danish silver dinner service for 12 people. Classic design. Guardein Johannes Siggaard, 1930s-1940s. A total of 36 pieces. Knife measures: 18.7 cm. Perfect condition. ...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Tableware

Late 20th Century Gilt Porcelain Dinner Service for Twelve
Located in Hudson, NY
Late 20th century Haviland, Limoges France gilt porcelain complete dinnerware service for twelve people with Serving piece. Each piece is great condition. Marks (Tower) Haviland Limo...
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Late 20th Century French More Dining and Entertaining

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Gold

Minton for Tiffany Complete Dinner Service for 12 Caramel, White & Raised Gold
By Minton
Located in Great Barrington, MA
As we approach the holiday season, this complete Minton for Tiffany dinner service for 12 will work with many decorating themes to dress up any event. The warm butterscotch border fr...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Georg Jensen Acanthus Dinner Service for Eight People in Sterling Silver
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Acanthus dinner service for eight people in sterling silver. Consisting of eight dinner knives, eight dinner forks and eight tablespoons. Measure: Knife length 23 cm. ...
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Acorn Dinner Service for Six People in Sterling Silver
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen acorn dinner service for six people in sterling silver. Consisting of six dinner knives, six dinner forks and six tablespoons. Measures: Knife length 23 cm. Stamped. ...
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large and Complete Danish Silver '.830' Dinner Service for 12 Persons
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large and complete Danish silver (.830) dinner service for 12 persons. Stamped: CFH: Christian Fr. Heise, 1910s-1920 s. In very good condition. Knife measures: 25 cm. Serving spoo...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Deco Tableware

Royal Copenhagen Dinner Service for Eight in the "Blue Fluted" Pattern
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Montreal, QC
This wonderful service is full of character, it has been lovingly assembled from antique and vintage pieces so there is minor variation in color from pale blue to deeper shades It ha...
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20th Century Danish Chinese Export Porcelain

Carl M. Cohr. Saxon Flower, Complete Silver '.830' Dinner Service for Six Person
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Carl M. Cohr. Saxon flower. Complete silver (.830) dinner service for six person. A total of 21 parts. Dinner knife / fork and soup spoon, sauce spoon, meat fork and serving spoon....
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Vintage 1950s Danish Art Nouveau Tableware

Karl Almgren, Sweden, Complete Dinner Service for Eight People in Silver 830
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Karl Almgren, Sweden. Complete dinner service for eight people in silver 830. Dated 1931. Consisting of eight dinner knives, eight dinner forks, eight tablespoons, eight fruit knive...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Tableware

Materials

Silver

Complete "old fluted" Danish Silver Dinner Service for Six People, 22 Parts
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Complete "old fluted" Danish silver dinner service for six people. A total of 22 parts. approximate 1940s. Knife measures: 25.5 cm. Perfect condition. Stamped. Jens Sigsgaard.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Antique Veyrat French Parisian Silver Flatware Dinner Service for 12 with Boxes
By Jean Francois Veyrat
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This set of antique French gold washed silverware were made by the well-known Veyrat company of Paris France, in circa 1890 in the period Art Nouveau style. There are a combined fort...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Silver

Meissen Green Court Dragon Dinner Service for Fourteen People Having 56 Pieces
Located in Boston, MA
We are proud to offer you this Meissen green court dragon dinner service for fourteen people. It includes fourteen cups and saucers, fourteen cake plates and fourteen dinner plates. ...
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Late 20th Century German Other Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Repousse by Kirk Sterling Silver Flatware 40-Piece Dinner Service for Eight
By S. Kirk & Sons
Located in Savannah, GA
Beautiful intricate pattern covering entire handle of each piece. To create this pattern, Samuel Kirk, a Philadelphia-trained silversmith, revived an ancient technique known as "repo...
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Early 20th Century American Early Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lyric by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Dinner Service for 12 Set 101 Pieces
Located in Big Bend, WI
Large simple and timeless lyric by Gorham sterling silver flatware set of 101 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 5/8". 12 dinner size forks, 7 7/8". 12 knives, ...
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Vintage 1940s Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Jens H. Quistgaard for Bing & Grøndahl, Rune Dinner Service
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jens H. Quistgaard (1919-2008) for Bing & Grøndahl. Seven parts rune dinner service in glazed stoneware, 1960s-1970s. Consisting of three dinner plates, three deep plates and a lar...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

Materials

Stoneware

Gense, Sweden. Holiday dinner service, cutlery for four people
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gense, Sweden. Holiday dinner service, cutlery for four people in stainless steel and dark blue melamine plastic. 1960's. In very good condition. Stamped. The knife measures: 20.5...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

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Stainless Steel

Raymond Lowey for Rosenthal Rare “Plaza” Service for 12 China Dinner Set
By Raymond Loewy, Rosenthal
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This Rosenthal set of China service for 12 was designed by the iconic midcentury designer Raymond Lowey. To get I highly desirable and highly collectible set in this condition is ext...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Other

Hallbergs Guldsmeds Ab Sweden, Complete "Olga" Dinner and Lunch Service for 8 P.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Hallbergs Guldsmeds Ab, Sweden. Complete "Olga" dinner and lunch service for eight people. Dated 1946. Comprising eight dinner knives, eight dinner forks, eight tablespoons, eight l...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Baroque Tableware

Materials

Silver

French Export Sterling Silver Flatware Dinner Set for Six Service, France
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beautiful French export (1840-1973) sterling silver flatware set of 30 pieces. This set includes: Six dinner knives, 10". Six dinner forks, 8 1/8". Six salad forks, 7 1/4". Six...
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20th Century French Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Evald Nielsen Number 14 Dinner Service in Hammered Silver for Four People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
In hammered silver for four people, 1920s. Consisting of four dinner knives, four dinner forks and four tablespoons. Dinner knife length: 24 cm. Stamped. In excellent condition. ...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Silver

Chippendale by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Dinner Set 65 Pieces
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Chippendale by Towle sterling silver flatware set - 65 pieces. This set includes: eight dinner knives, 9 3/4", eight dinner forks, 7 7/8", eight knives, 8 3/4", eight forks, 7 3...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Evald Nielsen Number 14 Dinner Service in Hammered Silver for Six People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Evald Nielsen number 14 dinner service in hammered silver for six people, 1920s. Consisting of six dinner knives, six dinner forks and six tablespoons. Lunch knife length: 24 cm. ...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Tableware

Materials

Silver

Buttercup by Gorham Sterling Silver Dinner Flatware Set for 6 Service 24 Pieces
Located in Big Bend, WI
Buttercup by Gorham sterling silver dinner size flatware set of 24 Pieces. This set includes: Six dinner size knives, 9 1/2", six dinner size forks, 7 1/2", six salad forks, 6 3/...
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20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

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Dinner Service For 8 For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the dinner service for 8 you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A dinner service for 8 — often made from metal, silver and sterling silver — can elevate any home. There are 454 variations of the antique or vintage dinner service for 8 you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a dinner service for 8 — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each dinner service for 8 bearing Art Deco, Scandinavian Modern or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Gorham Manufacturing Company, Towle Silversmiths and Wallace Silversmiths each produced at least one beautiful dinner service for 8 that is worth considering.

How Much is a Dinner Service For 8?

Prices for a dinner service for 8 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $195 and can go as high as $39,996, while the average can fetch as much as $4,668.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine. Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics and serveware today on 1stDibs.