Delicate Antique French Silver Empire Style Knife Holders
This gorgeous Set of 12 knife holders is decorated in the Empire Style with a beautiful décor of Lotus flowers and papyrus spread typical of the early empire style.
The style came into fashion after Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign.
The sculpted flowers are as delicate as beautifully detailed….
The knife holders became more popular towards the middle of the 19th Century, the symbol of a table perfectly set up.
Our Knife Holders are perfectly balanced, very elegant and in perfect shape.
A true rare find as most of the Knife Holders on the market today are plated silver.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
Unfortunately the Makers Mark is a little hard to decipher as the last letter is partially erased, but we are still working on it and will update the website when we have more information….