A close cousin of Hunt Plates are Game Bird Plates. A perennial favourite, they feature different birds which were typically hunted each autumn, such as woodcocks, pheasants and partridges.
Happily captured in artists’ renditions, rather than in hunters’ game bags, they add a beautiful seasonal element to a fall table.
This hand-painted Limoges set comprises twelve dessert plates, with two of each of six different patterns, two small square serving platters and one large one and is from Country Dining Room Antiques. Modern sets can be had, such as Sologne by Gien, and Pottery Barn has two different sets this year, one of four different birds and a gilded set featuring a turkey.
The warm amber and cinnamon tones are echoed in the Harvest Wheat Jacquard linens in natural & grey from Williams Sonoma. I was able to get the runner by visiting the store, as it is not available on the website for some reason. Williams Sonoma also supplied the very reasonably priced amber twist water glasses, which are paired with Juliska Graham clear goblets.
The very realistic pear & pomegranate vase fillers, leaves, hurricanes, candles and wheelbarrow salt & pepper shakers are all from Pottery Barn. The pair of antique leaf-etched decanters are Victorian.
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Do you have any idea the value of the antique game bird set. I have the same set and would like to get them appraised. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Hi Linda. I bought mine years ago and can’t remember what I paid for them. You might try looking for similar things on eBay to get a ballpark notion, and from there perhaps consult some of the dealers like Elise Abrams Antiques or Ruby Lane Antiques. I’ve had excellent dealings with both those firms. Good luck!