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Fine flatware (what is the best)

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I'm looking for excellent flatware as a gift to someone who had their beautiful house burglarized. This lady was sort of a mentor to me as a kid and recently suffered the loss of her husband and a disastrous mismanagement by financial advisor of the money her husband left her. Shortly after this, her house was robbed while she was away. Things are going to be ok but I decided that I'd like to get her a stunning set, since she loves to entertain.

Money isn't terribly important. Should I go antique or new? Please give me your suggestions, and the reason for the gift is a little personal so let's just keep it on the topic of finding something excellent. If it helps, she lives in a large Georgian house in CT, so I wouldn't be looking for some really contemporary stuff.

Thanks for any help.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Older lady in large Georgian house makes me think "good silver." Are you interested in that or stainless?

Definitely silver. I should have said that.
 

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Wanna go ahead and buy two and send me the second? ThaaAAAnks.

Check out Table Art:

http://tableartonline.com/home.php?cat=636

Nice site, coupon LOYALTY currently running. I prefer more contemporary pieces so I'm not much help in the way of suggestions.
 

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If money's no object,go handmade sterling.I can make the set for you.
 

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Originally Posted by peshlaki
If money's no object,go handmade sterling.I can make the set for you.

Handwrought silver is in a different league. Ours.


- B
 

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I would suggest you look at Christofle; great quality, and some very nice patterns. Good luck, and I wish her well!
 

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That's beautiful. How much time for something like the Paul Revere set of 16? What kind of cost am I looking at?

Thanks
 

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