CARDEILHAC: Set of ten 1930's sterling silver knife-rests



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CARDEILHAC : Set of ten sterling silver knife-rests

From the 30's

French silversmiths, located Paris. Maison Cardeilhac was founded in Paris in 1804; registered its mark in 1817; for a number of years, specialized in flatware and cutlery. The founder's grandson, Ernest CARDEILHAC (1851-1904), apprenticed under HARLEUX, added gold- and silversmithing. It frequently incorporated volutes and trefoils by Lucien BONVALLET, its most important designer. Around 1900, the firm was one of the important Paris workshops making Modern silver. With restrained naturalistic decoration. Cardeilhac's works incorporated ivory, wood, and different patinas. Ernest's sons Pierre and Jacques became directors of the firm in 1927. When Pierre died in 1944, Jacques managed the firm alone. It merged with Orfèvrerie CHRISTOFLE in 1951.
Firm's works were shown at 1925 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes' and 1930 'Décor de la Table', Musée Galliéra, Paris.

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