Two Carving Sets

Value (2011) | $2,000$2,300

You get the prize for the most lethal-looking artifact in the Roadshow today. It's got some tickets here where it was purchased in the Louisiana Purchase exposition in 1904. Carving sets like this are typically 19th century, when people loved to eat those big joints of beef. Amazingly, a couple of minutes after you had brought this set in, this gentleman brought in this other set.

And it was purchased about 1885 and was given to my aunt.

Now, your set here is much more extensive, in fact, than this carving set here. You've got the, um, carving set. You have a smaller set, and then you've got a fish serving fork. Probably we're talking about a value of about $800 for this set, and probably on this set-- because it's so extensive, that makes it quite unusual. That's probably worth somewhere around $1,200 to $1,500.

That's interesting. We'll continue to use it.

Yes, continue to use it and enjoy it.

Appraisal Details

Christopher Hartop
Fakenham, ENGLAND
Update (2011)
Appraised value (1997)
Pittsburgh, PA (June 14, 1997)

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