Setting the Noble Table: Entertaining with English Silver

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“The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world,” wrote Oscar Wilde. But aside from witty dinner conversation, the English table has long been renowned for its impressive and expertly crafted silver. A multi-piece setting would perfectly express a host’s timeless sense of taste, and in the case of particularly elaborate displays, one’s noble status. What would you need to recreate a stately spread worthy of an aristocrat? Inspired by our upcoming sale of an important silver collection, as well as our archives, we selected 19 essential and amusing pieces, from teapots to sauce boats, so you can entertain with distinction. –Stephanie Sporn

The Highly Important Americana Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

19 January | New York

Setting the Noble Table: Entertaining with English Silver

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