Dating antique forks and knives
Traditionally, royalty only dines using gold and silver tableware.
It might be due to the fact that gold and silver distinguished the wealthy and the commoners in times gone by.
Moreover, silver cutlery defines a certain social status in the society.
Boxed sets were displayed on the sideboard and could be carried to other family residences.They became popular wedding presents when mass production made them affordable in the 1900s.