Our Reference #: 50910
A fine quality & comprehensive Edwardian canteen chest of cutlery & flatware in Old English pattern for 12 settings, over 4 drawers. Made by James Deakin & Sons of Sheffield. The chest has heavy duty recessed handles to side and is complete with its key. Drawer 1: 7 piece carvers, 12 table knives, 12 dessert knives, 2 nutcrackers, 2 nut picks - total 35 pieces. Drawer 2: 24 piece bone handled fish eater set and matching 24 piece dessert cutlery set - total 48 pieces. Drawer 3: 12 table forks, 12 side/dessert forks, 12 teaspoons, 6 egg spoons, 6 salt spoons, 2 mustard spoons, 2 butter knives, 2 knife rests - total 54 pieces. Drawer 4: 1 soup ladle, 2 gravy/basting spoons, 2 berry bowled serving spoons, 2 sauce ladles, 6 tablespoons, 12 dessert spoons, 1 pickle fork, 1 sugar tongs, 2 bone handled fish servers to match the fish eaters - total of 29 pieces. Grand total of 166 pieces.
Condition: Overall good - we have hand polished all of this and it is generally gleaming with some use marks, the odd 1 or 2 pieces showing a little wear but nothing much wrong. The bone handled pieces are generally very nice with some handle stains from use etc. All pieces are monogrammed with a conjoined C&BS (or however you want to read it, its not an unsightly monogram) other than the nutcrackers etc, bone handled pieces and the replacement pieces. Carvers are a mixture of replacement pieces and the 24 OE knives are later Pinder Bros replacements. 1 teaspoon is a replacement, 1 nutcracker and the pickle fork. Case overall good with some minor scratches to exterior and slight felt losses to interior etc. Lock still works fine. Very heavy at over 25kg unpacked weight.
Identifying Marks: JD&S marks to most pieces other than replacements stated.
Size: 53cm (21.2 inch) Length , 41cm (16.4inch) Width , 31.5cm (12.6inch) Height
Unpacked Weight: 25030g/882.9oz avoirdupois
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