Silver and vermeil to deck a holiday table or for that matter any old time. Images courtesy of my professionally licensed French antique dealer friend Henri de Benedictis. Find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/henri.debenedictis

Wine coasters. 1798-1809.
Wine coasters. 1798-1809. Made in Paris. French Empire. Sterling silver with tall openwork sides depicting swans drinking from a vase with floral decoration. Silversmith marks B.J.L.C. for Jean-Baptiste-Lazare CLERIN. via https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1499724516794291&set=pb.100002702721089.-2207520000.1547764574.&type=3&theater
Twelve different animal knife-rests. ca. 1930.
Twelve different animal knife-rests. ca. 1930. Art Deco/Cubist in style. Created for the First Class dining room of the S. S. Normandie. Silver plate. Marcel Edouard Sandoz, sculptor/designer. Christofle, maker. Signed “GALLIA”. via https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1625089780924430&set=ms.c.eJxF0dmNRTEIA9CORmDM1n9joyQX3u~_RsaxEAy7VGemt0vWnD0of2ECWNEiTTfAlftAXygcaD7DgF7IftAhuqcSCvYQuJOGZx
24 piece dessert set with forks and spoons with twelve of each. 1798-1809.
24 piece dessert set with forks and spoons with twelve of each. 1798-1809. Paris, France. Vermeil. 1798-1809. Punch of master goldsmith Jean-François Hervier. via https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1625089817591093&set=ms.c.eJxF0dmNRTEIA9CORmDM1n9joyQX3u~_RsaxEAy7VGemt0vWnD0of2ECWNEiTTfAlftAXygcaD7DgF7IftAhuqcSCvYQuJOGZx
Spoons in a Renaissance style richly decorated with pierced clover and a central head on the handle and a "queue de rat" relief pattern on the back.
Spoons in a Renaissance style richly decorated with pierced clover and a central head on the handle and a “queue de rat” relief pattern on the back. Part of a 24 piece set that also includes a dozen forks. Sterling silver. Maison Cardeilhac, maker. Hallmarked “Minerva” with maker’s mark E.C. for CARDEILHAC. via https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1604864209613654&set=pb.100002702721089.-2207520000.1547764385.&type=3&theater
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