Table with antique silver cutlery
For the first time Stephan Andréewitch Fine Arts has set a table with antique silver cutlery using an original centerpiece from the Empire period.
The magnificent centerpiece with a weight of around 8 kg of cast and chased silver comes from the well-known silversmith Jakob Krautauer and was probably made in Vienna in 1817 for a princely house. A comparable piece is in the Kremlin Museum in Moscow today. It was intended as the central showpiece of the festive table and lavishly decorated with fruits.
The silver cutlery comes from the silverware factory of Josef Carl von Klinkosch and was sold around 1900 in their store on Michaelerplatz. It is intended for 12 people and consists of 256 pieces including fish cutlery. The original wooden canteen with 5 drawers has been preserved. The company delivered, among other things, to the imperial court and we can find many of their flatware services on display in the Viennese “Silberkammer”.
The mahogany pull-out table with conical legs comes from Paris and was created around 1810. It can be pulled out to a length of 3 meters and seat up to eight people.
Glass and porcelain were made available to us by the Lobmeyr company. On show is the drinking service No. 4 based on a design by Ludwig Lobmeyr from 1856, in this case engraved with the famous Rothschild stars, and a porcelain service from the Herend manufactory in the so-called “Rothschild Oiseaux” decor, a company design from around 1867.