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Oneida Community Service Plate 1916 Chatauqua Flatware 26 Piece Set With Box
The pattern Chatauqua, also known (and sold) as Detroit Duro, was patented and introduced in 1916 by flatware manufacturer Oneida Community. This complete 26 piece silverplate set includes 4 place settings for 6 people (knife, dinner fork, soup spoon and teaspoon - plus a sugar spoon and a butter knife). Chatauqua is one of Oneida's oldest patterns - a simple pattern with an ornate front and back. The important Service Plate backstamp ("Oneida Community Service Plate") can be found on each piece.
Rarely is the Chatauqua set found complete, let alone accompanied with its original storage box. The chest itself features a hinged upper lid that reveal the forks and knives, as well as a drawer that houses the 13 spoons. Chest was constructed by hand using hardwood and finger joints. Brass hardware (clasp and hinges) is very old; likely this box & set is ~100 years old.
Six different flatware types are found in this silver-plated set; the set includes the following pieces:
• [6pc] Dinner Knife - 8½"
• [6pc] Dinner Fork - 7½"
• [6pc] Teaspoon - 5⅞"
• [6pc] Soup Spoon - 7"
• [1pc] Sugar Spoon - 6"
• [1pc] Butter Knife - 7½"
Dimensions: Box measures 11½" x 9⅛" and stands 4½" tall. Weighs approximately 5 pounds (box + silverware).
CONDITION: Dinnerware is showing normal wear, tarnishing and light surface scratches from age, use and polishing. As with all of our vintage items, we tend not to clean or alter them in any way. This set has not yet been cleaned or polished. Original drawer handle is missing and has been replaced with a simple screw. Despite being a century old, the cabinet is in quite good condition and would require nominal effort to bring it back to its former glory.
No other identifiable markings or documentation were found within or on the storage box.