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The Luxe Look

Silver sparkles at the holidays

By Carroll Ivy Laurence |

Transform your next special evening into a memorable event with a rich color scheme of silver and white.

Silver is both an influential interiors trend and, as always, a luxurious look on the dining table; consider pairing silver candelabra together for a dramatic statement.

An Hermes Fil d’argent place setting brings together matte metallic surfaces with flashes of shine and a subtle network of chains that twist together for a subtle explosion of luxury.

A circa-1924 S. Kirk & Sons tea set, fashioned in the repousse style that the company introduced to the American market, is a highly collectible, beautiful piece of American sterling history.

Kirk introduced the repousse treatment for silverware to America. The process refers to a pattern which is beaten or pressed up from the reverse side. Kirk’s technique was inspired by East Indian silversmiths, but his patterns were uniquely his own.

Chris Maney of On Q Design is well known for his creative and inspiring floral designs. “I like to combine colors, textures, and shapes to create a range of displays for each interior and special occasion,” Maney says.

Flowers look more interesting when displayed in an antique silver-on-glass circa-1900 Heisey vase, like this one found at J. William & Jonathan Inslee at the Pennsbury Antique Mall in Chadds Ford. They have both the knowledge and the vast collection to pique your interest in antique silver.

After dinner, serve the port in style on a silver tray from Found Antiques in Centreville. Owner Meredith Graves has a great eye for detail, saying, “Simple touches like a silver tray will elevate a table’s entire presentation.”

The Hunt Winter 2011  Issue

This article was published in Shop! from the Winter 2011 issue.
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