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Dinner Service by Sophie Calle
By Sophie Calle
Located in Jersey City, NJ
The Pig / Le Porc dinner service. Set of 6 different porcelain plates with text in platinum (Available in English) 10.6" diameter signed and stamped on verso fabricated by Berna...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Dinner Plates

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Platinum

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H .5 in. Dm 10.6 in.
Spatours by Christofle France Silverplate Flatware Set Service 57 Pieces Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Exquisite Spatours by Christofle France silver plated flatware set, 57 pieces. Great starter set! This set includes: Six knives, 9" Six forks, 7 1/2" Six dessert knives, 7 5/8" Six ...
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Vintage 1930s Tableware

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Silver Plate

Consulat by Puiforcat France Silverplate Flatware Set Service 117 Pcs Dinner
By Jean Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Parisian silversmith Puiforcat is regarded as one of the legendary names in European silver craftsmanship. Inspired by cutlery designed by silversmith Franasois-Thomas Germain in...
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20th Century Tableware

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Silver Plate

Dampierre by Ercuis Silverplate Flatware Set 8 Dinner Service 34 Pcs French New
By Ercuis
Located in Big Bend, WI
Elegant Dampierre by Ercuis French silverplate flatware set, new in factory sleeves, 34 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner knives, 10" 8 dinner forks, 8" 8 salad / luncheon forks, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tableware

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Stainless Steel

Dinner Service, after Alexander Calder
By (after) Alexander Calder, Bernardaud
Located in Jersey City, NJ
This limited edition of six porcelain dinner plates features six black or red mobiles Alexander Calder made in the 1940s and 1950s. This set was fabricated in close tandem with the C...
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2010s French Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Dinner Service by JR and Prune Nourry
By Prune Nourry and JR
Located in Jersey City, NJ
This dinner service consists of six porcelain dinner plates designed by Prune Nourry and JR, and fabricated by Bernardaud. There are two each of three different designs that are prin...
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2010s French Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Rare Sevres Art Deco Dinner Service-Jean Luce
By Jean Luce
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Amazing collection of Jean Luce designed and signed Sevres porcelain dinner service. The set consists of 12 dinner plates, 12 rimmed soup bowls, 8 cups and saucers (2 sizes), covered...
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Early 20th Century French Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Jean Luce Art Deco 13 Pieces Dinner Fish Service in Porcelain of Limoges France
By Jean Luce
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Luce (1895-1964) Art Deco Jean Luce set of 13 pièces : 12 plates (D:24 cm) and a large dish ( Long 60 cm x Larg 22cm) in porcelain All pieces are decorated with golden and ...
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Vintage 1940s French Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

L. Bernardaud & Co Porcelain Dinnerware Service, 46 Items, Limoges, circa 1960s
By L. Bernardaud and Co.
Located in London, GB
Porcelain dinnerware from the Limoges manufacturer L. Bernardaud & Co, composed of: 18 dining plates (25 cm D) 9 dessert plates (19,5 cm D) 11 soup plates 4 serving dishes (1 ...
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Mid-20th Century French Other Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

19th Century Baccarat Cranberry Overlay Intaglio Cut to Clear Dessert Service
By Baccarat
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is a magnificent 19th century set of dessert plates and matching serving plate made by Baccarat. The handblown crystal is cased in a rich and vibrant cranberry overlay and cut t...
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Antique 1890s French Dinner Plates

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Crystal

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

French Limoges 62 Piece Dinner Service
By Limoges
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
An exceptionally beautiful 62 piece French Limoges dinner service. Trimmed in pink with brilliant gold bands and this set are in excellent antique condition. Your guests will marvel ...
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Antique 19th Century French Porcelain

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Porcelain

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H 1.88 in. W 16 in. D 11.25 in.
French Limoges Dinner Service by Ahrenfeldt
By Charles Ahrenfeldt, Limoges, Joseph Soret
Located in Long Island City, NY
French Limoges 76 pieces dinner service by Ahrenfeldt for Joseph Soret.
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20th Century French Art Deco More Furniture and Collectibles

French Syracuse China 132-Piece Parcel Dinner Service
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This fine, O.P. Co. Syracuse porcelain 132-piece service has the Dent family coat of arms as part of the gilt design on most of the pieces along with a unique gilt banding on all the...
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20th Century French Other Porcelain

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Porcelain

Extensive Paris Porcelain Dinner Service
Located in Essex, MA
Green borders with small floral cartouches, some painted monograms. Comprising 2 oval bowls. 9.13 W x 11 D x 2.75 H 2 gravy boats. With tray. 10.75 W x 6.63 D x 6 H centerpiece bowl....
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Antique 1860s French Victorian Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

  • Extensive Paris Porcelain Dinner Service
  • Extensive Paris Porcelain Dinner Service
  • Extensive Paris Porcelain Dinner Service
  • Extensive Paris Porcelain Dinner Service
H 14.5 in. W 14.75 in. D 10 in.
"Old Paris” Porcelain Dinner Service, 19th Century, France
By Old Paris
Located in Delft, NL
“Old Paris” porcelain dinner service 188 pieces tableware (200 parts) 19th century French porcelain. Beautiful white porcelain with blue and gold painted border and in the c...
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Antique 19th Century French Porcelain

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Porcelain

French 19th Century Floral 102 Piece Dinner Service
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A wonderful collection of 102 pieces of transferware dinner service from Paris, France. Stamped on the bottom of each piece is 'Chapelle Paris Medaille 1844, 19 Boult des Italians. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

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 plac...
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20th Century French Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Green Dinner Service by Cindy Sherman
By Cindy Sherman
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Cindy Sherman. Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson), designed 1990. 30-piece porcelain dinner service: including six each of presentation plates, dinner plates, salad plates, rimme...
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1990s French Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Partial Dinner Service Haviland Limoges Hand Painted "View of France"
By Haviland & Co.
Located in Paris, FR
This unique and astonishing porcelain service was created and designed by Lucia Loché circa 1890 is composed of 40 pieces, end of the 19th century The decorations are hand-painted in...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Romantic Porcelain

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Porcelain

French Solid Silver Large Dinner Service, Mon Odiot, Paris, circa 1890
By Maison Odiot Paris
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique late 19th century French exquisite solid silver dinner service, very large and of heavy gauge. Consisting of; five serving oval dishes, four serving round plates, two lidded ...
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Antique 19th Century French Soup Tureens

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Silver

Ercuis Art Deco Dinner Service in Plated Silver, France, circa 1940
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
French Art Deco dinner service in plated silver. Consisting of dinner knives, dinner forks and coffee spoons. France, circa 1940. Stamped. Knife measures 21.7 cm. In very good c...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Tableware

Rubans by Christofle Silverplate Flatware Service Set 75 Pcs France Dinner Size
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
With a dedication to perfection and quality, Christofle flatware creations unite craftsmanship and modern technique, resulting in flatware to be handed down through generations. Crea...
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Early 20th Century French Tableware

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Silver Plate

Dinner Service Lavender Color, Limoges, French, First Half of the 20th Century
Located in Lantau, HK
French, dinner service lavender color, Limoges, First half of the 20th Century The dinner set include - 1 Large round covered soup bowl D. 30 x H. 36 cm - 1 Round covered soup...
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20th Century French Porcelain

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Porcelain

Noailles by Puiforcat French Sterling Silver Flatware Set Dinner Service 135 Pcs
By Jean Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Jean Elysée Puiforcat was a French silversmith, sculptor and designer. Puiforcat is considered the "most important French Art Deco silversmith." These handcrafted utensils show off t...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Villeroy by Christofle France Silver Plated Flatware Set Service 41 Pcs Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
With a dedication to perfection and quality, Christofle flatware creations unite craftsmanship and modern technique in homage to the silversmith's art. The result is flatware to be h...
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20th Century French Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Printania by Christofle France Silverplate Flatware Service Set 106 Pcs Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
With a dedication to perfection and quality, Christofle flatware creations unite craftsmanship and modern technique, resulting in flatware to be handed down through generations. R...
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20th Century Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Cardinal by Puiforcat France Silverplate Flatware Set Service 51 Pcs Dinner
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Parisian silversmith Puiforcat is regarded as one of the legendary names in European silver craftsmanship. Cardinal by Puiforcat silverplated flatware set, 51 pieces. This se...
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20th Century Tableware

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Silver Plate

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

Puiforcat French 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Set Dinner Service 60 Pieces
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding French Puiforcat 950 silver flatware set, 60 pieces. This set includes: 6 dinner knives, 9 3/4" 12 dinner forks, 8 3/8" 10 salad/dessert forks, 6 3/4" 12 dessert spoons,...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

“Old Paris” Porcelain Dinner Service with Floral Decoration
Located in New York, NY
“Old Paris” porcelain dinner service with floral decoration and “Vermiculated” border in blue and gold, circa 1825-1830 French Porcelain, partially painted and gilded 207 pieces, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

French Art Deco Dinner Service for 12 in Chrome, Celadon Bakelite and Bronze
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Art Deco Machine Age dinner service for 12 was realized in France, circa 1935. It features twelve dinner knives and forks; twelve soup spoons; twelve tea spoons; and twe...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Tableware

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Bronze, Chrome

20th Century French Limoge Dinner Service by Charles Ahrenfeldt in 132 Pieces
By Charles Ahrenfeldt
Located in Pully, CH
Fine ceramic dinner service in light colors and elegant decoration with different kind of plates and bowls made by Charles Ahrenfeldt for Limoge, France. Total number of the pieces i...
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Early 20th Century French Ceramics

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Ceramic

Louis XV by Ercuis French Silver Plate Flatware Set Service Dinner 88 Pieces
By Ercuis
Located in Big Bend, WI
Louis XV by Ercuis French silver plate flatware set, 88 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner knives, 10". 12 dinner forks, 8 3/8". 12 regular knives, 8 1/4". 12 regular forks, 7 1/2...
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20th Century French Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Aria by Christofle France Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 42 Pcs Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
With a dedication to perfection and quality, Christofle flatware creations unite craftsmanship and modern technique, resulting in flatware to be handed down through generations. Desi...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Perles by Christofle France Silverplate Flatware Set for 6 Dinner Service 36 Pcs
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Louis XVI-style Perles pattern, which features a single delicate line of beading reminiscent of a classic pearl necklace, was introduced in 1876. Dinner Size Perles by Christo...
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20th Century Tableware

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Silver Plate

Commodore by Christofle France Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 69 Pc Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Christofle French silver flatware has been crafted by master artisans since 1830. The revolutionary style and character of Christofle dinnerware comes from collaborations with ground...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Fidelio by Christofle France Silver Plate Flatware Set Service 186 Pieces Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental dinner size "Fidelio" by Christofle France silver plated Fflatware set, 186 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 10 1/4" 12 dinner size forks, 8 1/4" 12 lunc...
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20th Century Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Elysee by Puiforcat French Sterling Silver Silverware Set Dinner Service 95 Pcs
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Jean Elysée Puiforcat was a French silversmith, sculptor and designer. Puiforcat is considered the "most important French Art Deco silversmith." These handcrafted utensils show off t...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Aria by Christofle France Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 48 Pcs Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Aria by Christofle France estate Sterling Silver flatware set - 48 pieces. This service includes: 8 dinner size knives, 9 3/4" 8 dinner size forks, 8 3/8" 8 salad forks, 4-tine, 6 1...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Aria by Christofle France Sterling Silver Silverware Service Set 112 Pcs Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Exquisite Aria by Christofle France estate sterling silver flatware set - 112 pieces (including a few silverplated servers, as noted). This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 3/...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Soubise by Puiforcat France Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 33 Pcs Dinner
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Soubise by Puiforcat France sterling silver Flatware set, 33 pieces. Great starter set. This set includes: 4 dinner size knives with cannon handles, 9 3/4" 4 dinner size forks, 7 7/...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Saigon by Christofle France Silver Plate Flatware Service Set 30 Pieces Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare Art Deco dinner size Saigon by Christofle France silver plate flatware set, designed by Luc Lanel - 30 pieces. This set includes: 6 dinner size knives, 9 3/4" 6 dinner size ...
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20th Century Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Sceaux by Christofle France Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 68 pcs Dinner
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding Dinner Size "Sceaux" by Christofle France sterling silver Flatware set with classic fiddle shaped handle and shell motif, 68 pieces. This set includes: 8 Dinner Size Kni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Choiseul by Puiforcat French Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 49 Pcs Dinner
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding Choiseul by Puiforcat French sterling silver flatware set, 49 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner knives, 10" 8 dinner forks, 8" 8 luncheon knives, 8 3/8" 8 luncheon for...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sequoia by Ercuis Silver Plate Flatware Set Service Dinner, French, 22 Pieces
By Ercuis
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sequoia by Erquis French silver plated dinner size flatware set, 22 pieces. Great starter set! This estate set includes: 4 dinner knives, 9 5/8" 4 dinner forks, 8" 4 salad forks...
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20th Century Sheffield and Silverplate

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Sterling Silver

Cardinal by Puiforcat French Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 59 Pcs Dinner
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding Cardinal by Puiforcat French sterling silver flatware set, 59 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner knives, 8 with french blades - 10", 4 with pointed blades - 9 3/4" 12 ...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Fontenelle by Odiot France Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 105 Pcs Dinner
By Odiot
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding dinner size fontenelle by Odiot France 950 sterling silver flatware set, 105 pieces. The forks in this set are particularly impressive and massively heavy. This fabulous ...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Chinon by Christofle France Silverplate Flatware Service Set 102pc Estate Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Chinon by Christofle France estate Silverplate flatware set - 102 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 7/8" 12 dinner size forks, 8 1/8" 12 luncheon knives, 8" 12 sal...
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20th Century Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Iris by Puiforcat France Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 198-Pieces Dinner
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding monumental Iris by Puiforcat France sterling silver flatware set, 198 pieces. The fish forks, fish knives, and many of the serving pieces are beautifully acid etched with...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Saigon by Christofle France Silverplate Flatware Dinner Service 12 Set 72 Pieces
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare Art Deco dinner size Saigon by Christofle France Silverplate flatware set, designed by Luc Lanel - 72 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 3/4" 12 dinner size fo...
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20th Century Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

French Provincial by Towle Sterling Silver Flatware Set 8 Service Dinner, 51-Pcs
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Eight dinner knives 9 5/8", eight dinner forks 7 5/8", eight salad forks 6 1/4", eight teaspoons 5 7/8", eight flat handle butter spreaders 6", one gravy ladle 6 3/4", two serving...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Plunir by Christofle France Silverplate Flatware Set of 8 Service 65 Pcs Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Large dinner size Plunir by Christofle France silver plate flatware set of 65 pieces. This set includes: eight dinner size knives, 9 5/8", eight dinner size forks, 8", eight sala...
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20th Century Tableware

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Silver Plate

Soubise by Puiforcat France Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 88 Pcs Dinner
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding Soubise by Puiforcat France sterling silver Flatware set, 88 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives with cannon handles, 10" 12 dinner size forks, 7 7/8" 12 lu...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

French Regency by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Set Dinner Service 53 Pieces
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size French Regency by Wallace sterling silver flatware set, 53 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner knives, 9 3/4" 8 dinner forks, 7 5/8" 8 salad forks, 6 3/8" 8 teaspoons, 6...
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Late 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Godrons by Cardeilhac Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set Dinner 30 Pcs France
By Cardeilhac
Located in Big Bend, WI
Godrons by Cardeilhac sterling silver French flatware set - 30 pieces. This set includes: 4 dinner knives, 10" 4 dinner forks, 8 1/2" 4 dessert knives, 8 1/4" 4 dessert forks, 7 1/4...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rochambeau by Puiforcat France 950 Silver Flatware Set Service Dinner 159 Pc
By Puiforcat
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb Rochambeau by Puiforcat France 950 silver flatware set with delicate thread and leaf detailing, 159 pieces. This incredible set includes: 12 dinner size knives, w/pointed sta...
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20th Century Tableware

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Silver

Empire France Frosted Finish Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 66 Pcs Dinner
By Empire Art Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beautiful French dinner size sterling silver empire flatware set by "GH", 66 pieces, with frosted finish. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 7/8" 12 dinner size forks, 8 1/...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

French Scroll by Alvin Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 36 Pieces Dinner
By Alvin Silver Manufacturing Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size French scroll by Alvin sterling silver flatware set, 36 pieces. Great starter set! This set includes: Six dinner size knives, 9 5/8" Six dinner size forks, 7 7/8" Six sa...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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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

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French Dinner Service For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French dinner service you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A French dinner service — often made from metal, silver and sterling silver — can elevate any home. There are 181 variations of the antique or vintage French dinner service you’re looking for, while we also have 6 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a French dinner service — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A French dinner service made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one French dinner service that is appealing in its simplicity, but Christofle, Puiforcat and Hermès produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a French Dinner Service?

Prices for a French dinner service start at $240 and top out at $125,000 with the average selling for $4,920.

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

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

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, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.