Do your tastes tend towards the British period drama television series “Downton Abbey”? Here are some touches to add luxe and inspiration for your at home fine dining and setting an authentic, themed table for you and your guests with stunning pieces discovered in M.S. Rau Antiques.
With an extensive and dazzling collection of historical and museum-quality sterling silver serving pieces, flatware and tableware adds exquisite beauty to any table setting. M.S. Rau Antiques are specialists in 18th and 19th century antiques, of the kind seen during the post-Edwardian era British series portraying the aristocratic Crawley family, the sheer selection of antique sterling silver pieces can be awesome to say the least. Some of the most outstanding, over-the-top examples range from a several multi-piece, early 19th century silver flatware sets—one that comes in high-boy mahogany cabinet–to an 18th century standing meat carving trolley with duck press and gilded enamel punch bowl set. Exploring the world of M.S. Rau Antiques’ vast inventory of antique silver and tableware will not only whet your appetite but also bring out the decorator in you.
MOSER PUNCH BOWL SET
This spectacular gilded enamel and ruby red cut glass punch bowl set made by Moser in 1880, the renowned German glass company. A colorful tour-de-force of brilliant cut glassmaking, enamel and gold leaf, the set includes eight footed cups, a barrel-shaped serving bowl with a pedestal and a serving tray, and illustrates why Moser’s atelier was commissioned by King Edward VII, King Haakon VII of Norway, Indian maharajas, Middle Eastern sultans, and Pope Pius XVI to create one-of-a-kind sets such as this ($38,500).