Collection from Inwardleigh, nr Okehampton, Devon. This is for a Large Good Quality 161 Piece Sheffield Silver Plate Cutlery Canteen, should easily cater for 12 place settings if not more.
The good quality cutlery appears to have had very little use with Stainless Steel Knives and everything else Silver Plated. All the matching pieces are of the same beautiful design, I would describe as Art Deco in style with plain shaped handles having a raised edge, but come from various Sheffield makers plus one Birmingham maker (See Below & Photos).
The cabinet itself appears to be in Mahogany and stands on elegant Queen Anne style legs with shaped drawer fronts having brass ring handles with ornate backplates, chamfered edge to 3 sides of the top. The 3 drawers are fitted in a red plush effect with all slots filled plus extra loose matching pieces. Top Drawer - 6 Dinner Knives, 6 Steak Knives, 12 Table Forks, 12 Side Forks, 12 Teaspoons, 6 Grapefruit Spoons.Middle Drawer - 12 Side Knives, 12 Large Soup Spoons, 6 Smaller Soup Spoons, Teaspoon, 6 Small Teaspoons, 12 Tiny Teaspoons/Salts, 3 Jam/Preserve Spoons, Sauce Ladle, Carving Set. Bottom Drawer - 6 Dinner Knives, 6 Side Knives, 8 Table/Serving Spoons, 16 Dessert Spoons, 12 Teaspoons, 2 Soup Spoons, Cake Slice/Server. Many pieces, including the knives, are by Pinder Brothers Ltd with some pieces stamped EPNS A1 Sheffield England P. Bros which is another mark they used.
Other marks include "Eye Witness Sheffield EPNS A1" (used by Needham, Veall & Tyzack), "Butler EPNS A1 England BS 5577" with Kite Mark (George Butler & Co), "Sheffield England Minuet P & M EPNS A1" (Priestley & Moore), "G L & Co EPNS" (Most likely George Lee & Co), "J B C & S Ld (in a shield) EPNS A1" (J B Chatterley & Sons, Birmingham), "H F & Co S EP A1" (Harrison Fisher & Co). Very minor marks from age and use to the canteen/side table, the good quality cutlery is in very good condition and appears to have had little use with many pieces probably never used.
The canteen itself is 63.5cm x 39cm and 68cm high. Please view my other items - 39 Piece Vintage Canteen of Thai Bronze Cutlery - Many Pieces of Vintage & Pine Furniture - please contact me with any questions.