WALNUT BOOKCASE WITH ITS FLATWARE SERVICE, LOUIS XVI STYLE
Louis XVI style carved walnut display cabinet opening with two doors on glass shelves and four double bottom drawers including a menagère. The bookcase is decorated with a large frieze in bronze gilded and silvered decorated with plant scrolls and a sunflower in the centre. The top is covered with a sea green tray marble. The furniture is signed G. Ludovic in the centre of the pediment.
The silver plated flatware service with vegetal decorations is composed of 179 pieces including : 12 table settings, 12 entremet forks, 9 small knives, 12 coffee spoons, 11 moka spoons, 12 cake spoons, 11 ice cream spoons, 11 fish forks, 12 fish knives, 11 ice cream spoons, 12 hors d'oeuvre forks, 12 snail forks, 12 oyster forks, a petit fours set, 2 sauce spoons, a cream spoon, a fish set, a leg of lamb fork and handle, a salad server, a bread knife, a cheese knife, a pie scoop, an ice cream scoop.
20th century, Circa: 1900
Condition report: Good general condition. Light wear to the wood and gilding. Missing some cutlery.