Going For Gold: Gold Flatware

Going For Gold: Gold Flatware

Anna Hoffman
Nov 17, 2010

Gold and brass accents seem to be making a comeback these days, and it's about time. Maligned over the last couple of decades as some sort of Trump-meets-Dynasty misstep in interior design, gold can be tasteful and warm, if deployed properly and in moderation. Here is a roundup of gold flatware to spice up your table. So what do you think — would you go for gold?

Of course, if you plate something in real gold, it turns out that gets reflected in the price. These table settings are typically more expensive than their stainless steel counterparts, sometimes considerably more. Just keep in mind that some of these prices are for single settings, some are for 4 settings, and some are for a full set. And the last two examples are vintage sets from Etsy, a great source for vintage gold flatware that is less expensive than the new stuff.

  • Wallace Hammered flatware in 24-karat gold plate, $209.90 for a 65-piece service at Neiman Marcus.
  • Ricci Bamboo flatware in 24-karat gold plate, four 5-piece settings for $369.90 at Neiman Marcus.
  • Yamazaki Byzantine flatware in 24-karat gold plate, four 5-piece settings for $269.90 from Horchow.
  • Mono-A gold-plated flatware designed by Peter Raacke in 1958, 5-piece setting for $418.50 from All Modern.
  • Linea Ice Oro brushed gold flatware, 5-piece setting for $109 via Gretel Home.
  • Sun-Tipped silverware in matte brass and wood, $98 for a 5-piece setting from Anthropologie.
  • Vintage gold-plated Oneida flatware, four 5-piece settings for $39 from BlueSkyLane on Etsy.
  • Solid wooden box holding vintage gold-plated flatware, candelholders, napkin rings, and salt-and-pepper shakers, for $125 from guessagain on Etsy.

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