126 piece King's Pattern Canteen, Table Cabinet

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126 piece Canteen – King’s Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1979 by William Yates – Weight: 5725 grams (184 tr.oz.) + 24 knives & 2 Carvers - Ref. No.: TG/3698

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12 Place Settings King’s Pattern 126 piece Canteen of Cutlery, Sheffield 1979 by William Yeats

We are pleased to be offering an excellent silver 12 place settings canteen in Kings Pattern contained within a 3-drawer table cabinet. This canteen is in excellent, polished condition.

The service provides everything required for formal dining with ten pieces per 12 place settings, plus four serving spoons and a carving set.

All pieces bears a full set of English Sterling standard silver hallmarks, with the vast majority for Sheffield 1979 and the maker's mark for William Yates (a specialist Sheffield cutler). The fish eaters were added later with the knives marked Sheffield 1991 by William Yates and the forks London 2000 by Garrard & Company.

The table and dessert knives are fitted with stainless steel blades and have hallmarked silver handles. There is a carving knife and fork and space for a sharpening steel if required.

King's Pattern

King's Pattern is the most well known and a very popular decorative flatware pattern. It was based on an 18th century French design and became fashionable amongst the wealthy in the early years of the 19th Century. The design encompasses a shell to both sides of the handle terminal and reverse of the bowl, and there are scrolls down the handle shaft with a honeysuckle motif to the centre. The double-struck nature of the pattern (i.e. pattern on both sides) ensures that a good gauge of silver was used in manufacture.


This 126-piece service consists of the following:

12 Soup Spoons                  17.4cm

12 Teaspoons              13.5cm

12 Table/dinner Forks       20.9cm

12 Grapefruit Spoons 14cm

12 Table/dinner Knives      25cm    

12 Fish Knives            22cm

12 Dessert Spoons              18.2cm

12 Fish Forks             18.8cm

12 Dessert  Forks               18cm

4 Serving Spoons        22.2cm

12 Dessert  Knives             22.5cm

 Carving Knife & Fork


Total weight of weighable silver 5725 grams (184 troy ounces). Additional to this weight are the 24 silver handled knives and two carvers.


Excellent polished condition throughout. The spoons have full unworn bowls and the forks tines are full and equal lengths. There are no personalised engravings.


This canteen is presented within its original table cabinet that stands on 4 removable legs.There are six place setting of each piece in the top two drawers and the fish eaters and serving items in the lowest drawer.

The box measures 59cm wide x 42cm deep x 27.5cm high and has three pull-out drawers. With the legs, the height of the cabinet is 72cm (28.5”). The table is in good condition with some light scratching from use to the top surface. It could be used without the legs if preferred.

Please note: for shipping purposes the legs will be removed and so need re-assembling on receipt (simply by tightening-up four large wing nuts).


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions. Good luck, Gary.


We offer a full money back guarantee, if you are not happy with the item, within fourteen days of receipt.