Versailles by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 374 pcs Dinner Kirby Image 1

Versailles by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 374 pcs Dinner Kirby

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This superb pattern was created by the French sculptor, Antoine Heller, who was inspired by the murals in the Palace of Versailles. It is a multi-motif pattern from 1888 and each piece of this pattern is decorated with a figural theme from the Versailles Palace. Incredible Dinner amp Regular Size Versailles by Gorham sterling silver flatware set - 374 pieces. This monumental set was owned by John Henry Kirby and includes

24 Dinner Size Knives w/blunt plated blades, 9 3/4"
24 Dinner Size Forks, 7 5/8"
24 Regular Knives w/stainless Old French blades, 8 3/4"
24 Regular/Dessert Forks, 6 3/4"
24 Teaspoons, 5 7/8"
24 Place Soup Spoons, 7"
24 Flat Handle Butter Spreaders, 5 3/4"
24 Cocktail Forks, 5 3/4"
24 Bouillon Soup Spoons, 4 7/8"
24 Demitasse Spoons, gold-washed, 4 3/8"
24 Fruit Knives w/stainless blades, 7 1/8"
24 Grapefruit Spoons, gold-washed, 5 3/4"
24 Gumbo Soup Spoons, 7"
24 Ice Cream Forks, gold-washed, 4 7/8"
12 Master Salt Spoons, gold-washed, 3 1/2"
11 Cherry Forks, 2-tine, 3 1/4"
1 Gravy Ladle, 7"
6 Serving Spoons, 8 1/2"
1 Pickle Fork 3-tine, 6 1/4"
1 Sauce Ladle, 5 1/2"
1 Roast Carving Set, 2-pc, 12 1/2"
1 Butter Pick, 2-tine, 6"
1 Cake Breaker w/stainless implement, 10 3/4"
1 Cheese Fork, 2-tine, 5 1/4"
1 Preserve Spoon, gold-washed, 7 1/4"

IncludesBonus extra large 2-drawer storage chest. Provenance This set was owned by John Henry Kirby known as "Father of Industrial Texas", of Houston Texas. Kirby was a businessman whose ventures made him arguably the largest lumber manufacturer in Texas and the Southern United States. In addition to serving two terms in the Texas Legislature, he would also establish the Kirby Petroleum Company. Excellent condition. The majority of the pieces in this set are monogrammed "Kirby" and the rest of the pieces are not monogrammed. The following pieces are not monogrammed 8 Dinner Knives, 1 Regular Fork, 12 Teaspoons, 12 Place Spoons, 13 Butter Spreaders, 1 Cocktail Fork, 24 Demitasse Spoons, Roast Set, Butter Pick, Cake Breaker, 19 Fruit Knives, 12 grapefruit Spoons, 12 Gumbo Soup Spoons. This set will be lightly professionally polished and sealed in individual plasticsleeves prior to shipping. Fabulous


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