Silver Coffee & Tea Services of 1800s Photos

At the beginning of the 19th C, tea & coffee pots started getting more elaborate in their decoration but kept to traditional shapes, even using Georgian models of the 18th C. Growing demand for coffee led to greater specific coffee pots & then sets (services) with pots to serve coffee & tea plus matching cream & sugar bowls. For households which could only afford limited silver ownership, the coffee & tea service was the high priority prestige option.

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Silver tea & coffee service by François-Désiré Froment-Meurice of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Silver coffee pot with dragon motif by Marc-Augustin Lebrun of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service by Jean-Valentin Morel of Paris at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO.Silver tea set by Samuel Kirk & Son of Baltimore at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Silver tea & coffee service (c1839) by François-Désiré Froment-Meurice of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Silver coffee pot with dragon motif (c1840-5) by Marc-Augustin Lebrun of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service (1842-8) by Jean-Valentin Morel of Paris at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO.Silver tea set (1846) by Samuel Kirk & Son of Baltimore at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Silver teapot by Gorham & Thurber of Providence, RI at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gilded silver & ivory coffee & tea service by Carl Johan Tegelsten in made for Russian royalty at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Silver coffee & tea service presented to an executive Chicago & Rock Island Railroad at Hoyt Sherman Place. Des Moines, IA.Collection of medallion silver decorated with portrait medallions at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver teapot (1850) by Gorham & Thurber of Providence, RI at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gilded silver & ivory coffee & tea service (1852) by Carl Johan Tegelsten in made for Russian royalty at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Silver coffee & tea service (1856) presented to an executive Chicago & Rock Island Railroad at Hoyt Sherman Place. Des Moines, IA.Collection of medallion silver decorated with portrait medallions (1860s) at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Gold tea service in Clermont. Germantown, NY.Silver coffeepot by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Etruscan pattern silver tea service by Tiffany & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tea service by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. of Wallingford, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Gold tea service (1865-75) in Clermont. Germantown, NY.Silver coffeepot (c1865) by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Etruscan pattern silver tea service (c1873) by Tiffany & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tea service (c1879) by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. of Wallingford, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Silver dragon teapot from China at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Silver vase by Gorham, tea service by William Durgin, soup tureen by Whiting, & tea kettle on stand by Gebelein at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Tea service by Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, CT at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Silver tea service by Rogers Bros. Manuf. Co. given to VT railroad pioneer Jonas Wilder at Vermont History Museum. Montpelier, VT.
Silver dragon teapot (1880-1900) from China at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Silver vase (1880) by Gorham, tea service (c1870) by William Durgin, soup tureen (c1880) by Whiting, & tea kettle on stand (c1910) by Gebelein at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Tea service (c1885) by Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, CT at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Silver tea service (1890s) by Rogers Bros. Manuf. Co. given to VT railroad pioneer Jonas Wilder at Vermont History Museum. Montpelier, VT.
Silver sugar bowl & creamer from Steamboat Imperial at Louisiana State Museum. Baton Rouge, LA.Early American silver tea & coffee service by Samuel Kirk of Baltimore & porcelain tea service by William Ellis Tucker of Philadelphia in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Silver tea service & wooden table by Peter Carl Fabergé of Saint Petersburg, Russia at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver tea service by Peter Carl Fabergé of Saint Petersburg, Russia at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Silver sugar bowl & creamer (c1898) from Steamboat Imperial at Louisiana State Museum. Baton Rouge, LA.Early American (early 19th C) silver tea & coffee service by Samuel Kirk of Baltimore & porcelain tea service by William Ellis Tucker of Philadelphia in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Silver tea service & wooden table (c1900) by Peter Carl Fabergé of Saint Petersburg, Russia at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver tea service (c1900) by Peter Carl Fabergé of Saint Petersburg, Russia at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Silver coffee pot by Robert Riddle Jarvie of Chicago at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Battleship USS Nevada silver service coffee & tea pots by Gorham & Co. at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Battleship USS Nevada silver service coffee & tea pots by Gorham & Co. at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Silver tea & coffee service by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna, Austria at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Silver coffee pot (c1915) by Robert Riddle Jarvie of Chicago at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Battleship USS Nevada silver service coffee & tea pots (1915) by Gorham & Co. at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Battleship USS Nevada silver service coffee & tea pots (1915) by Gorham & Co. at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Silver tea & coffee service (c1916) by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna, Austria at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Coolidge White House sterling silver tea service by T. Kirkpatrick & Co., New York at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Silver coffee & tea service at Conde-Charlotte Museum. Mobile, AL.Silver tea service presented to the Reagans by the President of Sri Lanka at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.Dining room sideboard with silver coffee service at Haas-Lilienthal House. San Francisco, CA.
Coolidge White House sterling silver tea service (1927) by T. Kirkpatrick & Co., New York at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Silver coffee & tea service at Conde-Charlotte Museum. Mobile, AL.Silver tea service presented to the Reagans by the President of Sri Lanka at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.Dining room sideboard with silver coffee service at Haas-Lilienthal House. San Francisco, CA.
Coffee service at Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs, CO.Sideboard with silver serving vessels at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Silver tea service in parlor at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Silver tea service in parlor at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Coffee service at Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs, CO.Sideboard with silver serving vessels at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Silver tea service in parlor at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Silver tea service in parlor at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Silver service at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Silver tea service & Staffordshire bone china cups in Alabama period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chinese-style tea set on silver tray in dining room at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.Silver coffee & tea service was gift to Mary Lincoln & engraved with her monogram & Todd family crest made by Gorham Silver Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Silver service at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Silver tea service & Staffordshire bone china cups in Alabama period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chinese-style tea set on silver tray in dining room at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.Silver coffee & tea service was gift to Mary Lincoln & engraved with her monogram & Todd family crest made by Gorham Silver Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Silver tea service in Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home. Augusta, GA.Shelves with China, glass & silver tea service at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver tea service & candlesticks used in Dodge's personal Union Pacific dining car at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver tea service at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Silver tea service in Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home. Augusta, GA.Shelves with China, glass & silver tea service at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver tea service & candlesticks used in Dodge's personal Union Pacific dining car at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver tea service at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Union Pacific silver coffee & tea pots at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Denver & Rio Grande Western silver coffee pot at Colorado Railroad Museum. CO.Silver coffee & tea service from Abraham Lincoln's rail car at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver coffee service used in the White House at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.
Union Pacific silver coffee & tea pots at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Denver & Rio Grande Western silver coffee pot at Colorado Railroad Museum. CO.Silver coffee & tea service from Abraham Lincoln's rail car at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver coffee service used in the White House at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.
Silver items from Anna Harrison estate at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Silver & gold coffee & tea service given by Shah of Iran at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Silver coffee & tea service at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Silver coffee & tea service at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.
Silver items from Anna Harrison estate at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Silver & gold coffee & tea service given by Shah of Iran at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Silver coffee & tea service at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Silver coffee & tea service at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.
Tea trolley with silver coffee service at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Silver tea & coffee service at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Dual spigot coffee urn used by Bent-Scheurich family at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Silver coffee & tea service with square vessels at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.
Tea trolley with silver coffee service at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Silver tea & coffee service at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Dual spigot coffee urn used by Bent-Scheurich family at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Silver coffee & tea service with square vessels at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.
Roosevelt family silver tea service & glass cordial cups at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Silver coffee service in dining room of Eisenhower National Historic Site. Gettysburg, PA.Silver coffee service in South Parlor/Sitting Room at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Silver coffee pot with sugar & creamer bowls at Marble House. Newport, RI.
Roosevelt family silver tea service & glass cordial cups at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Silver coffee service in dining room of Eisenhower National Historic Site. Gettysburg, PA.Silver coffee service in South Parlor/Sitting Room at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Silver coffee pot with sugar & creamer bowls at Marble House. Newport, RI.
Dining room silver at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI.Coffee service on marble table at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Silver coffee & tea service at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Display shelf with silver collection in dining room at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.
Dining room silver at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI.Coffee service on marble table at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Silver coffee & tea service at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Display shelf with silver collection in dining room at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.
Silver tea kettle at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Silver coffeepot owned by Sam Houston at San Jacinto Monument museum. San Jacinto, TX.Silver coffee pot with covered bowls & cups with saucers at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Silver coffee & tea service at Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Waco, TX.
Silver tea kettle at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Silver coffeepot owned by Sam Houston at San Jacinto Monument museum. San Jacinto, TX.Silver coffee pot with covered bowls & cups with saucers at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Silver coffee & tea service at Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Waco, TX.
Sideboard with silver hot water urn plus coffee & tea service at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Union Pacific silver coffee service at Utah State Railroad Museum. Ogden, UT.Gorham coffee pot & Haviland demitasse cups at Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Silver coffee service in drawing room at West Virginia Governor's Mansion. Charleston, WV.
Sideboard with silver hot water urn plus coffee & tea service at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Union Pacific silver coffee service at Utah State Railroad Museum. Ogden, UT.Gorham coffee pot & Haviland demitasse cups at Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Silver coffee service in drawing room at West Virginia Governor's Mansion. Charleston, WV.
Silver coffee & tea service in family dining room at West Virginia Governor's Mansion. Charleston, WV.


Silver coffee & tea service in family dining room at West Virginia Governor's Mansion. Charleston, WV.



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