From France I bring you these vintage Christofle knife rests in a pleated pattern, as a set of eleven. No box available this time but they are in very good condition, considering their age. This is designed by Luc Lanel in the 1930s and is called 'Ondulation'. Look at: Christie's LUC LANEL (1893-1965) at Luc Lanel's 'Ondulation' champagne coolers with an ice pail, sold at Christie's. These rare 1930s Art Deco knife rests are available at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics. ← click it.
They are perfect for keeping your precious table linens from getting soiled. An ideal wedding gift that will become a treasured family heirloom. Please do also see my previous post about 6 Antique French Christofle Coquille Knife Rests in Box as well as 6 Antique French Christofle Gallia Knife Rests -- in Art Deco ← click on the hyperlinks to find out more.
The place mat is Le Jacquard Français in a damask rose pattern. The flatware is Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet and the china is English Rose from Royal Doulton. ← just click the hyperlinks.
you can see more in detail below and on the following website, click → ASCAS and scroll down to 10.
1860: In France a law is passed requiring hallmarks for pieces of silver plate.
1883: Christofle outfits the Orient Express.
1935: Christofle creates a 45,000 piece service for te Normandie ocean liner. On page 77 you see the photo description about The Normandie ocean liner with mention of Transat champagne bucket, first class section of the Normandie, Luc Lanel for Christofle, 1933.
Indeed, Christofle is a symbol of luxury and elegance...